‘PROJECT 19: The Prolonged Gaze’

I recently asked Miranda Lash, the Speed Art Museum’s curator of contemporary art, if she thought Louisville needed another arts festival. Her response included a promotion for art-run spaces such as Zephyr Gallery. “As a curator, I always feel like I get a better sense of an artist’s voice from these kinds of venues, far more so than shows where I only get to see one or a handful [of] pieces.” Lash curated Zephyr’s latest exhibition, “PROJECT 19: The Prolonged Gaze.” It features the work of three women painters: Tiffany Calvert, Vian Sora and Nhat Tran. The title encourages viewers to take time in looking at the art, “and by doing so encourage us to take a more perceptive view towards the rest of the world,” said Lash. The opening reception is during the Sept. 1 Republic Bank First Friday Hop. An artists’ talk is on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1–OCT. 22

Zephyr Gallery
Free
610 E. Market St.
http://zephyrgallery.org

About the Author

‘PROJECT 19: The Prolonged Gaze’

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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