AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, NEW ARTWORK BY JOEL MCDONALD AND SARAH LYON, TO BE EXHIBITED AT ZEPHYR GALLERY
JANUARY 6 TO FEBURARY 11, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY JANUARY 6
5 TO 9PM
610 EAST MARKET STREET
Hours 11am to 6pm, Wednesday to Saturday
Artists Joel McDonald and Sarah Lyon explore the theme of Autobiographies with an amalgam of drawing, photography, and sculpture in a new exhibit at Zephyr Gallery from January 6 to February 11, 2012.
Magic plays a role in both artists’ work in this concurrent solo exhibition. Sarah creates a 9-ft wall sculpture purging her of the need to make art, while Joel plays off the fictional Necronomicon to question who we really are in a triptych composed of large drawings, altars, Canopic jars, and a plant. Upstairs in the gallery, Sarah’s stark color photographs depict recent places she’s been, in a domestic setting and in the landscape. On the first floor, Joel’s brainstorms in ink and acrylic show what happens when you brood.
“My main theme is autobiography and identity through fiction. The story we create that defines us, how we view reality, and how we interact with the world.” — Joel McDonald
Joel McDonald, age 33, was born in Louisville. His elaborate psychosexual drawings, sculpture and performance piece were included in two exhibits earlier this year at the Land of Tomorrow Gallery on East Broadway. He was featured as one of ten artists to watch in Eye Openers, published by the Courier Journal in 2010.
Sarah Lyon, age 33, was born in Louisville. She is known for her large format color landscapes that depict locales of Louisville, and for her Female Mechanics Calendars. Her work is included in the collections of 21c Museum and the Speed Art Museum. Her photographs are currently on view at the Speed Art Museum, and were recently seen in a solo exhibition at Salvo Artist Collective.
Zephyr Gallery is located at 610 East Market Street, near the corner of Market and Hancock Streets in the NuLu East Market arts district. Zephyr is a member of LOOK (the Louisville area galleries, museums and art presenters group), the East Market Business Association, and the First Friday Trolley Hop. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Brenda Wirth: 502.585.5646, firstname.lastname@example.org