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Exhibition title: ReInterpret: Contemporary Landscapes by Billy Hertz
Artists: Billy Hertz, Kayla Bischoff, Lisa Simon, Jim Doiron, and Brad Devlin
Where: Community Arts Center
401 W. Main St.
Where: Galerie Hertz
1253 South Preston Street
Louisville, Ky. 40203
Hours: Wed.- Sat. 12 Noon – 5PM
(most Sundays Noon til 4PM,
phone to make sure we’re here !)
Contact: Billy Hertz
from a fictional era fill the gallery. This two-person exhibition featuring Craig Buntingand Mark Puckett is visually stimulating and deeply conceptual. “Our City of the Flowers” presents an archaic history colliding with a futuristic cult in what Bunting describes as an “ancient future.” In a cyclical manner, the evolution of the world returns to a once pristine state. Humans reside in elevated observation decks, allowing the Earth to heal and replenish.
forms: drawings, manipulated photographs, painted mixed media, and graphic design. Among these, a poster advertising the “The Museum of Regimented Miseries”; the stark floral design is composed of words such as genocide, weaponry, war, and poverty. This black and white design brings to mind the prophetic subway chalk drawings by artist, Keith Haring. Bunting also borrows from cultures of the far distant past for inspiration. “Benevolent She Wolf No.1” is a charcoal drawing based on the 12th Century bronze “Capitoline Wolf” sculpture. “Blood Ritual” is a graphite drawing recalling Classic Mayan stelae in both subject matter, stylized rendering, and use of text. Also reading like poster for an event, this drawing gives the viewer another piece of the puzzle into the mysterious way of life in this alternate universe.
Mark Puckett, to collaborate and elaborate upon this world using photography.
bold primary color and strongly contrasting blacks and whites. Mark Puckett’s “The Performance of Guernica” is another series that is both aesthetically beautiful and conceptually fascinating. Nude models bring to life Pablo
Drawings by Craig Bunting/Photographs by Mark Puckett
Great Group Exhibition Part 2, 2016
July 31st- Sept 10th
Featuring: Evan Fugazzi, Everett Ohland, Billy Hertz, Jean Salmon, Ellen Weiss, Ray Kleinhelter, Tad DeSanto
Billy Hertz “Empty Reservoir” 2015
oil and pencil on gessoed paper mounted on panel 9 1/2″ X 12 1/2″
Evan Fugazzi “Or”
Acrylic on panel 11″ X 14″