Will introduce two new artists
BEREA, Ky. (Dec. 29, 2016) — The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea on Jan. 7, 2017 will open a new exhibit, “Reveal: Don Ament and Joyce Garner,” introducing two new artists. The exhibit runs through April 30, 2017.
Ament, of Lexington, became interested in photography in high school, but struggles with cataracts and corrective surgery gave him visual challenges. In 1986 he met a photographer who encouraged him and he began teaching photography workshops.
Ament’s large scale works involve creating large photographs that are divided into long, slender panels with visual spaces between each panel. When viewed these gaps invite the viewer to seamlessly fill in the missing parts giving each photograph a sense of movement.
Garner regularly shows her work in her gallery Garner Narrative: Contemporary Fine Art in Louisville. Garner is known for her colorful and figurative large oil paintings on canvas. Her paintings almost always include people, often gathered around a table. Her work is bright with color and full of whimsy and the scale of her paintings brings the viewer right into the composition.
Both artists work in large two-dimensional formats and focus on color in their compositions. annual statewide call-to-artists.