Participants created artworks that will be exhibited at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
Natalie Weis is a writer and art critic based in Louisville, Kentucky. Her interests include emerging artists working on the periphery—both geographically and in their chosen mediums. Her writing has appeared in Sculpture magazine, Collectors, Burnaway and Ruckus, as well as on WFPL, Louisville’s NPR radio station. You can read her writing at natalieweis.com.
Sanford Biggers Cracks the Code of Quilts
Billed as a “survey of quilt-based works,” Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch feels less like an overview of one section of the artist’s oeuvre and more like a record of his creative process overall.
Joy and Terror Coexist in Vian Sora’s Unsettling Paintings
The capacity to reside in joy and terror in equal measure gives Sora’s paintings their unsettling power, a brutal acknowledgment that creation coexists with destruction.
An Artist Goes Home to Her Appalachia
The paintings that form the heart of Ceirra Evans: It’s Okay to Go Home offer a more complex and generous response to the stale and sneering stereotypes of Appalachia.
The Graceful Instability of Kiah Celeste’s Art
Celeste’s sculptures all rely on natural forces to achieve balance, and thus are perpetually on the precipice of collapse.
Together in Peace and Protest
Not all of the scenes Dianna Settles paints are pleasant, but that seems to be the point: for better or worse, we are undeniably yoked in our collective experience of being human.