Make sure you say the title of this show correctly. It’s “aaaaawkwardddd.” It’s even better when accompanied by an eye roll. “And it was, like, so awkward.” However you say it, something has made you uncomfortable and that’s a perfect theme for an art exhibition. The artists in the show are Tim Crowder, Angie Reed Garner, Joyce Garner, MaLynda Poulsen, Bill Pusztai, Windi Rosson, Aleksandra Stone and Keith Stone. They all have things to say and buttons to push. Take the components seen in “masked” by Aleksandra Stone. Black tulle and makeup – good so far. Add a half-mask and chain and you’re suddenly down the rabbit hole. Her unflinching self-portraits reveal a hidden world of depression and, fortunately, determination. Awkwardness averted.


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Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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