‘Not Exactly Equestrian Art’

We love anything horsey around here. Viewers can expect multiple equestrian images during the year (and especially around Derby). It’s a theme, from horse jewelry to racing photographs. But creatives can be subversive, as this garner narrative exhibition shows. “In 2021 I asked my brother Will Garner if he could do a piece for Derby that respected the conventions of equestrian art but also had poop,” explained Angie Reed Garner, gallery director. “ He did, and we put it in the window. People’s responses seemed to be … very, very clear.”  The family of artists followed suit and an exhibition was born. 

Through June 25

garner narrative contemporary fine art
642 E. Market St.

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‘Not Exactly Equestrian Art’

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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