Pyro Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of new works featuring 6 of the gallery’s artists
Leslie Anglin, Roy Ruiz Clayton, Beverly Glascock, Anne Huntington, James (“Chip”) Norton, and Jenny Shircliff
Show Dates, January 5, 2018 – February 17, 2018.
First Friday Gallery Hop, February 2, 6-9 pm
Gallery Talk, Sunday, January 7, 1-2 pm
Opening Reception, Sunday, January 7, 2-5 pm
The exhibition will explore a variety of forms, themes, media and techniques among these six diverse contemporary artists. All of the artists in this show will exhibit new paintings, photography, and works on paper.
James “Chip” Norton is a photographer and media technologist who explores the possibilities of creative imaging inspired by the shapes that capture his eye, faces that show character, and a hidden human element, just beyond the exterior, that we all place between ourselves and the world around us. For this exhibit, Chip has created a series of images that illustrate the impact that every human interaction has on our perception of others and ourselves. Relationship and exploring self are at the heart of this series.
Leslie Anglin experiments with different combinations of materials – from meticulously handmade paints, natural fibers, and storied surfaces to grossly manufactured house paint, plastic bags, and mass-produced media-to discover unusual forms, juxtapositions, and compositions that comment on our peculiar place in human history. For this exhibit, Leslie will show works surveying the components of our environment through abstraction using wooden pallets.
Beverly Glascock will show works of more traditional abstraction and figurative work as she investigates lost edges and blurred lines through the elements of painting – color, texture, and surface – until the image itself becomes as diffuse and immaterial as a memory.
Jenny Shircliff has returned to painting after a long hiatus during which she devoted herself to teaching art history. Her work embraces abstraction and the formal qualities of line, shape, and color, whether she delves into the transformation of her own body into landscape or shares her interpretation of the energies in string theory.
Anne Huntington’s abstract works are inspired by the beauty of impermanence and imperfection, and the dichotomy of the structural world versus the natural world, revealing the mystery of the commonplace by juxtaposing geometric elements with randomness.
Roy Ruiz Clayton is an artist as well as a musician who uses colored pencils, pen, paintbrush, watercolor, and grease to make his works on paper. His work, reminiscent of Picasso and Marc Chagall, highlights portraits of people who have been an important influence on his life, either personally or creatively, and – drawing from his own dreams, imaginings, family history, culture, songs and memory – renders his subjects with a palate of vibrant colors and images.
“Converging Viewpoints” will run from January 5, 2018 through February 15, 2018. The artists will be present at the First FridayGallery Hop, January 5, Opening reception and Artist Talk, Sunday, January 7. The gallery hop and opening reception will also feature refreshments, music, and the highly anticipated return of the popular boutique, Design Enterprises Boutique, in Pyro’s newly renovated home in the historic Butchertown Block.
Friday: 12-6 PM
Saturday: 12-6 PM
PYRO is now located in Butchertown on East Washington!
1006 East Washington
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
PYRO is a cooperative gallery and welcomes applications for memberships!