‘Rosemary Burkholder: Female Pioneer in Abstract Expressionism’

Abstract expressionists who happen to be female have been in the spotlight lately (better late than never, since this is an art style of the mid-20th century). Books and exhibitions highlighting such artists as Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner and Elaine de Kooning have garnered a lot of attention. Although not as well-known as those mentioned above, Rosemary Burkholder is part of this group. Regionally (she’s from Ohio), she held her own among her teachers, Jack Meanwell and Paul Chidlaw (known as the father of Cincinnati abstract expressionism). Burkholder is being celebrated in this solo show at the Actors Theatre Gallery, with walls lined with colorful, uplifting paintings.


Actors Theatre Gallery
Times vary | Free

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‘Rosemary Burkholder: Female Pioneer in Abstract Expressionism’

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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