We humans are a malleable lot, defined as “having a capacity for adaptive change” and “capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces or influences” (Merriam-Webster dictionary). This is a great theme for an exhibition, illustrating that change can be a bitch, blessing or both. The six artists in garner narrative’s “Malleable” exhibition are Angela Bolen, Angie Howard, Michael Kopp, Chelsea Markuson, David Spencer-Pierce and Christina Stettenbenz. Each creates art that’s personal, of course, yet Bolen’s artist statement serves to remind us that change is also universal. “Everyone’s life has a rising and falling action with psychological motivations behind every decision,” she explains. “A beginning, middle and end filled with peaks and troughs of emotional, social and physical developments.”


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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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