Swanson Contemporary

Arts and Humanities
4:46 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Emerging Louisville Artist Transforms Digital Information to Analog Artifact

Benjamin Cook
Credit Erin Keane / WFPL News

The internet is ephemeral by nature – two screenshots of the same page taken a minute apart could contain vastly different content. But Louisville artist Benjamin Cook is taking screenshots – those instantaneous captures of fleeting information – one step further in his new exhibit "Amusing Myself," which opens tonight at Swanson Contemporary. 

“Amusing Myself” is Cook’s first solo show. The exhibit runs through March 29. 

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Arts and Humanities
2:13 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Poor Little Rich Girls: New Exhibit Explores American Debutante Tradition

Consuelo Vanderbilt in "Debutantes" by Jacob Heustis.
Credit Swanson Contemporary

Louisville artist Jacob Heustis was ten or twelve years old when he visited Harrodsburg’s Beaumont Inn, which had been a girls' finishing school during the 19th and early 20th century. In what used to be a dorm, he remembers something unusual about the room’s original window panes. 

“There were these little scrawled names scratched into the glass," Heustis recalls. "I don’t even remember what any of it said, I just remember names, numbers, dates, things like that. Later I found out they did it with their diamond rings.”

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Arts and Humanities
6:42 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Ready, Set, Make: Instant Art Installation Invitational

Eight artists will have one hour to complete an installation and compete for a cash prize in Louisville’s second Instant Installation Invitational Saturday at Swanson Contemporary gallery in Nulu.

The invited artists run the gamut of media and styles, including sculptor Mike Ratterman, photographer Sarah Lyon, furniture artist David Metcalf and video artist Valerie Sullivan Fuchs.

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Arts and Humanities
4:26 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Louisville Artist Examines History Through Oil

"Khalid" by Daniel Pfalzgraf: charcoal, oil paint and used motor oil on paper

Louisville artist Daniel Pfalzgraf opens a new solo show at Swanson Contemporary (638 E. Market St.) this weekend. "Blindly Following History" is a series of portraits of the September 11 plane hijackers, a sequel of sorts to his 2010 exhibit "Oil and Water Don't Mix," which featured similar portraits of BP Oil executives.

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