James Russell May

Western art, says artist James Russell May, is “at once familiar and alien to the eyes of the contemporary viewer … In my work, I attempt to form a bridge between the present and the past, as well as the material and ethereal.” He has achieved his goal. Inspired by Greek and Roman mythology and 19th-century academic art, his highly-detailed paintings of the human figure are all his own. The reception is Friday, June 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is open for receptions and by appointment. The entrance is at the back of the building on McHenry Street.


The Gallery at Art Sanctuary
1433 S. Shelby St

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James Russell May

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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