Description: Lennon Michalski's work has been shown internationally in group shows in Mexico, Colombia, and China. He is a painter and digital video artist from Kentucky. Michalski earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Digital Media from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Since graduating Lennon’s imagery conveys atmospheres full of danger, beauty, and comedy, with strange machines, surreal animals, and abstract figures. Lennon was recently named one of the top 100 Southern Artists by Oxford American. He presently teaches in the College of Art at University of Kentucky.
Description: An exhibition featuring pinhole photography by Jesseca Ferguson. The Artist has worked with pinhole photography and hand-applied 19th century photo processes since 1990. Her pinhole photographs and collaged “photo objects” have been included in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and the UK.
Description: The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition by BFA candidate Rebecca Denfip. 5 ft. Interruption will feature interactive works as well as two scheduled performances by the artist. The first will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The second performance will take place Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Both performances are free and open to the public.
Description: An exhibition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the University of Louisville Photographic Archives. Since 1962 the University of Louisville Photographic Archives has grown to over two million images by hundreds of internationally known and emerging photographers, along with major collections such as the Roy Stryker Papers, Standard Oil (New Jersey) Photo Documentary Project, Caufield and Shook, and Fine Print collections. For the 50th anniversary we have organized an exhibition featuring the work of contemporary photographers alongside photographs that they have chosen from the archives. We have invited esteemed local photographers and friends of the Photographic Archives to submit work that reflects or is inspired by works in our collections. This pairing of contemporary and archival photography is meant to illustrate the significance of the Photographic Archives as a consummate resource that remains open to all artists, students, researchers and casual browsers alike.
Description: Along 625 miles of coast in southern China, there are many overlooked places where children face difficult challenges in their lives. Rural children, lost in the unfamiliar environment of the cities, turn to juvenile delinquency; children born with disabilities struggle without the services to meet their special needs; and children with chronic, or deadly, diseases suffer quietly. These are the subjects of An Haibo’s photographs, their plight represented by the five groups in this exhibition: Little Angels’ Dreams, A Pu and Li Ying, Bad Kids and Hopeless Road, Little Yue Yue, and Mai Rong. Through her compassionate lens, An Haibo captures not only the struggles and dreams of the children she photographs, but their passion for life and strength in the face of adversity.
Description: Jesseca Ferguson will deliver the Barbara Bullitt Christian Memorial Lecture titled "Presence, Absence & Pinhole Photography." A reception will be held prior to the lecture at 5:00p.m., Schneider Hall.