‘Safe Spaces’

I realized a long time ago that being surrounded by visual art was a safe space for me, be it in a museum or “in” a painting. Artists Jada Lynn Dixon and Kerri Horine are using art too, to tackle the idea of what makes a safe space. “The concept … revolves around the idea of spaces established as refuge or sanctuary, especially in anticipation of states of transformation. Within this concept, [our] task is excavation of the subject from the debris of the past, even from which the hint of the future becomes visible.”


Gallery at Art Sanctuary
1433 S. Shelby St.

About the Author

‘Safe Spaces’

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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