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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Louisville, KY - March 18, 2014 - For the months of April and May,
garner narrative presents "Look at me!", digital images
and interactive sculpture by Keith Stone. The show runs April 4 - May 30,
including a preview Thursday April 3 from 6-8 pm, and two receptions
April 4 and May 2, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. as part of the First Friday Gallery Hops.
For more information, call (502) 641-8086.

Keith Stone's 3d computer-modeled digital images depict electronic
surveillance and privacy ethics in the new nation-empire,
with Stone's trademark blend of wit, charm, and grim perspicacity.

Edward Snowden's motive for leaking thousands of classified documents was,
in his own words,"to inform the public as to that which is done in their
name and that which is done against them."

Stone paid attention, and his images share what it has meant to be thus informed.

Stone's training is in architecture (M.Arch, University of Kentucky, 2010)
and journalism (B.S., journalism, Boston University, 1982) and he worked
for 25 years as a newspaper reporter and editor at five newspapers including
the Courier-Journal.

This is Stone's second solo show with garner narrative.

"Look at me!"
digital works and sculpture by Keith Stone

April 4 - March 30, 2014
preview Thurs. April 3 6-8 p.m.
First Friday Gallery Hop openings April 4, May 2, 6-9 p.m.

resume


Keith Stone frame 8 mb file here


Keith Stone streetscape head in sand 7.1 mb file here


Keith Stone fatman 7.5 mb file here


Keith Stone pinball empire 6.7 mb file here

Additional image files are available. Please contact:

Angie Reed Garner garnernarrative@gmail.com

garner narrative
contemporary fine art

642 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 641-8086
Wed-Sat 1-6, First Fridays 1-9
garnernarrative@gmail.com
www.garnernarrative.com

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Louisville, KY - January 21, 2014 - For the months of Feb. and
March, garner narrative features paintings by Kim Richardson and collages
by her daughter, Isadora Emma Cryer, both of St. Louis MO. The show runs
Feb. 7- March 28 with receptions on Feb. 7 and March 7, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.,
as part of the First Friday Trolley Hops. For more information, call
(502) 641-8086.

Richardson paints enigmatic oil portraits of the self on found wood
in her series, Hard Kiss in C Minor. Says Richardson,"I paint on
discarded and weathered wood found almost anywhere: alleys, streets,
garages, backyards, someone's woodshop... [it] gives expression to
the glamour of emotions like love, kindness, charity and self-sacrifice
happily living side by side with uglier aspects of human nature like
intolerance, rigidity, fanaticism and brutality." This is Richardson's
third appearance with garner narrative.

Isadora Emma Cryer's series of collages A Mermaid, A Sorcery describe
the strength and vulnerability of being human. She inherits her mother's
visual vocabulary, but makes it her own.

Kim Richardson statement and resume here:

http://www.garnernarrative.com/KimRichardson_statement_resume_2014.docx


Kim Richardson Dik Dik 300 dpi image here


Isadora Emma Cryer Poppy 300 dpi image here

Additional image files available, please contact:

Angie Reed Garner garnernarrative@gmail.com

garner narrative
contemporary fine art

642 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 641-8086
Wed-Sat 1-6, First Fridays 1-9
garnernarrative@gmail.com
www.garnernarrative.com

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Louisville, KY - November 17, 2013 - For the months of December and January,
garner narrative presents 100 Burning Boats, sculpture by Philip Campbell.
The show runs Dec. 6 - Jan. 31, including two receptions with the artist on
Dec. 6 and Jan. 3, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. as part of the First Friday Trolley Hops.
For more information, call (502) 641-8086.

Philip Campbell's draw to the burning boat symbol began when he first started
carving wood, in the early 90s. At first he understood it as a references to
Viking burials; he later dreamed he was a French sailor in the 17th century
who died at sea in a burning boat, and the symbol shifted.

Writes Campbell, "I planned to have a burning boat tattooed on my ribs. A reminder
of how my life was burning out of control for many years."

Campbell carved a small boat on fire as a gift for Autumn Keller, who suggested
he make a hundred of them.

"So I proclaimed that I would make 100 burning boats over the next year. I had
never been able to complete a series.

Three weeks later, on January 26, my father died. I went to my parents house and
stood beside the bed where his empty body lay. This empty vessel was not my father.
It looked as though the life had literally been sucked out of it. The idea of a
true human soul was solidified for me at that moment. I have felt his presence
ever since that day.

This body of work is devoted to Dennie G Campbell. He finished everything he started."

Campbell recently received a $10,000 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts
Council of Indianapolis, to extend the the 100 Burning Boats project by tattooing the
symbol on his body.

Large 5+ mb image files here:

http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/philipcampbell100burningboats1.jpg
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/philipcampbell100burningboats2.jpg

Artist resume here:
http://www.5109.me/Resume.html

For more information, please contact:
Angie Reed Garner garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner (502) 641-8086

garner narrative
contemporary fine art

642 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 641-8086
garnernarrative@gmail.com
www.garnernarrative.com

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Louisville, KY - September 15, 2013 - For the 2013 Louisville Photo Biennial,
garner narrative presents moral matters, featuring local artists
Aleksandra Stone and Mary Helen Yates, and Canadian photographer Bill Pusztai.
The show runs Oct. 4- Nov. 29 with receptions on October 4 and November 1, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.,
as part of the First Friday Trolley Hops. For more information, call (502) 641-8086.

Bill Pusztai's "Seven Deadly Sins..." are equal parts historical research into
the changing understandings of sin, and confession. While reason sleeps to the
right (or disappears entirely), on the left Pusztai presents himself as Asmodeus,
Beelzebub, Mammon... This is Pusztai's second Biennial appearance at garner narrative;
his studio is located in Vancouver, B.C.

Aleksandra Stone's self-portraits and staged tableaus in "broken glass" makes
visible the long work to make a life with hope and dignity after surviving
dehumanizing violence. Stone came to the United States from Germany, after fleeing
the war-torn nation formerly known as Yugoslavia.

Mary Helen Yates' "animalia diabolicus..." evokes both the nostalgia and realities
of (feminine) gender roles, by complicating idealized images that are part of our
collective memory. Yates uses historic photo processes on glass and metal to echo
the precious memento images of the Victorian era.

moral matters

Bill Pusztai (Vancouver BC) "Seven deadly sins, with bananas, a book, a knife, and a pearl earring"

Aleksandra Stone (Louisville) "broken glass"

Mary Helen Yates (Louisville) "animalia diabolicus: Victorian process photographic images"

Oct. 4 - Nov. 29, 2013
receptions Friday Oct. 4, Nov. 1
First Friday Gallery Hop, 6-9 pm


Bill Pusztai Leviathan
print file here


Bill Pusztai Lucifer
print file here


Bill Pusztai Mammon
print file here


Aleksandra Stone broken glass
print file here


Aleksandra Stone on the tracks
print file here


Mary Helen Yates A Lady's Notions
print file here


Mary Helen Yates The Finer Things
print file here

For more information and additional image files,
contact Angie Reed Garner
garnernarrative@gmail.com

garner narrative contemporary fine art
642 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
W-Sat 1-6, First Fridays 1-9
www.garnernarrative.com
(502) 641-8086

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Angie Reed Garner
"still liminal"

Sarah Havens
"To Come About"

Jennifer Romita
"Show Your Work"

For the months of August and September, garner narrative presents
paintings by Angie Reed Garner "still liminal", conceptual paintings
and digital works by Jennifer Romita "Show Your Work", and narrative
millinery by Sarah Havens "To Come About".

Gallery director Angie Reed Garner shows seven new oil and mixed
media paintings reflecting on Darwin, the military buildup in Iran,
Ohio river flooding, multilingualism, and Epicurus' rational hedonism.

There is such a range of themes in this work, I thought the paintings
could not possibly cohere for a show. But when I finally got them all
stretched and saw them side by side, I realized my point of view has
coalesced as never before. And that is not nothing. I’m less worried
than I was.

Sarah Havens' narrative millinery "To Come About" tells a personal
story of a transition, a relationship and a boat.

I see hats as an extension of a person's character but for this collection
I want the headpieces to become an autobiography.

Canadian artist Jennifer Romita's conceptual "Show Your Work" takes
on the sticky problem of art pricing. This work began as an exhaustive
effort to provide a defensible price list to a team of lawyers.

I'd always made art first and written price tags last, but I now
wondered, 'What do I say if I present my price list and someone asks
how I arrived at these numbers?' How to determine the value of a body
of work not yet created -- especially through the lens of a legal firm's
budget considerations -- led me on a wild and obsessive adventure in
evaluating, measuring, and trying to quantify the 'value' of art.

Aug. 2 - Sept. 27, 2013
receptions Friday August 2, September 6
First Friday Gallery Hop, 6-9 pm


Angie Reed Garner cockerel waltz (detail) print file here: 5.7 mb


Angie Reed Garner no river like craving (detail) print file here: 6 mb

Angie Reed Garner statement .docx
Angie Reed Garner resume .docx


Sarah Havens To Come About
print file here: 4.8 mb


Sarah Havens To Come About (detail)
print file here: 11.3 mb

Sarah Havens statement .docx
Sarah Havens resume .docx


Jennifer Romita Formula For Objectively Valuating A Piece Of Art
print file here: 1.1 mb


Jennifer Romita Burden of Proof (detail)
print file here: 2.5 mb

Jennifer Romita statement .docx
Jennifer Romita resume .docx

For more info and additional image files,
contact Angie Reed Garner
garnernarrative@gmail.com

garner narrative contemporary fine art
642 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
W-Sat 1-6, First Fridays 1-9
www.garnernarrative.com
(502) 641-8086

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Julie Sims
Mental Landscapes

Joyce Garner
cellist

July 5 - July 26, 2013

In July garner narrative presents "Mental Landscapes" by Georgia photographer
Julie Sims, and "cellist" by Louisville painter and gallery owner Joyce Garner.

In three triptychs, Sims chronicles a surreal exile through a period of creative blockage.

Creativity is a cycle of ups and downs, and there will always be times of
feeling out of touch with the creative spirit. During one of these periods -
frustrated because I knew it was there but was unable to reach it - I began
to visualize the feeling as a place, an unforgiving landscape...

By contrast, Joyce Garner's "cellist" is a mural-sized canvas, 6 x 18', of a
creative life set firmly within a city, a community and family.

I make a few absolute choices in my life. Just a few decisions made, decided and not
revisited, enable me to move forward.
[Concerning] art - oil painter. It is what I do.

July 5 - July 26, 2013
reception Friday July 5, First Friday Gallery Hop, 6-9 pm

garner narrative contemporary fine art
642 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
W-Sat 1-6, First Fridays 1-9
www.garnernarrative.com
(502) 641-8086

Julie Sims resume .doc bio .doc statement .doc


Julie Sims Separated (triptych)
print file here


Julie Sims Separated (detail, center panel)
print file here

Joyce Garner resume .doc statement .doc


Joyce Garner cellist
print file here


Joyce Garner cellist (detail)
print file here

For more information, please contact:
Angie Reed Garner
garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner
(502) 641-8086

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hagan McGee

folk paintings and sculpture

June 7 - June 28, 2013

garner narrative presents paintings and sculpture by folk artist
Hagan McGee, b. 1927, depicting his 1930s youth in the tiny town
of Manton KY. His family moved to Louisville for work during the
hard years right before WWII.

Hagan always dreamt of the magical time of his childhood in the rugged
hills of Washington County (he calls one hill the "top of the world")
and took his own children back often for fishing trips and hikes.

In 1993, after many years of working to support his own family, Hagan
retired and began to paint the scenes and stories of memory.

Hagan still works daily in his studio. His art is in many private
and corporate collections in the region, including the Brown-Forman
Corporation, Kentucky Derby Museum, and the Kentucky Folk Art Museum
(Morehead).

June 7-28, 2013
reception Friday June 7 6-9 pm

garner narrative contemporary fine art
642 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
W-Sat 1-6, First Fridays 1-9
www.garnernarrative.com
(502) 641-8086


Hagan McGee Old Woman Rocking
print file here


Hagan McGee Sunday Service
print file here


Hagan McGee Swimming In The Pond
print file here

For more information, please contact:
Angie Reed Garner
garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner
(502) 641-8086

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tim Crowder

Days of Worry and Wonder

April 5 - May 31, 2013

garner narrative presents "Days of Worry and Wonder," works by
Memphis painter Tim Crowder. Thoughtful, gently provocative
oil and enamel allegories tip the hat to 20th cent. Belgian surrealist
Magritte.

Says Crowder of his work:

Not much to say.

Here's a couple of quotes from Magritte that I agree with-

"The only thing that engages me is the mystery of the world."

"I recognize only one motive for the act of painting: the desire
to paint an image one would like to look at."

garner narrative contemporary fine art
642 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
W-Sat 1-6, First Fridays 1-9
www.garnernarrative.com
(502) 641-8086

receptions:

First Fridays 6-9 pm
April 5, 2013
May 3, 2013


Tim Crowder Conversing w/ God
print file here, 1.54 mb


Tim Crowder A Treat for You
print file here, 1.69 mb


Tim Crowder Illumination
print file here, 1.5 mb

resume here

For more information, please contact:
Angie Reed Garner
garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner
(502) 641-8086

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Donte' K. Hayes

The Real Tales of The Gingerblack Man

Feb. 1- March 30, 2013


garner narrative shows Georgia painter Donte' K. Hayes
"The Real Tales of The Gingerblack Man" Feb. 1- March 30, 2013.

Hayes' paintings on tar paper, wood, and roofing paper chronicle the adventures of a
cookie-shaped protagonist, "Gingerblack Man" as he strives for the American dream.

Hayes' light touch and storytelling humor only amplify the grim social and political
realities in these works.

Donte' K. Hayes is from Kennesaw, GA. This is his first exhibit with garner narrative.

reception First Friday, Feb. 1 2013 6-9 p.m.

garner narrative contemporary fine art
642 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202
W-Sat 1-6, First Fridays 1-9
www.garnernarrative.com
(502) 641-8086

 

Artist Statement

"Run, run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man."

This body of work is a continual exploration of interpreting the story and icon
of the "Gingerbread Man," through the invented character the "Gingerblack Man."
The Gingerblack Man acts as the consciousness of African Americans. However all
people can relate to dealing with life's ups and downs, successes and failures.
The artwork is a narrative of connections or disconnections one has with themselves
and the world around them. Each painting is linked to each other like a genesis
of how one thought or action can create different realities. The work speaks on
how society shapes identity on the basis of assumptions and accusations. While
incorporating pop culture, history, technology and "cookie - cutter" mentality,
the art opens the viewer to confront issues of imagery, stereotypes, and the social
political realities of chasing the American dream. Many of the paintings are on
roofing paper or tar paper. This is to illuminate the character of the tar baby in
the Brer Rabbit folklore. The Gingerblack Man, an anti-hero that subverts stereotypes
synonymous with being black in America. The artwork's purpose is to engage the viewer
in a humorous, yet provocative manner. Therefore the viewer is bringing their own
interpretation and reflection to the piece of art.

 

artist statement (text above, in .doc)

 

resume (.doc)

 

CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGE FILE


Donte' K. Hayes Blueprint for disaster acrylic on wood panel, 24 x 24"

 


Donte' K. Hayes Dream deferred acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12"

 


Donte' K. Hayes Foreclosed acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12"

 


Donte' K. Hayes Severed acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12"

For more information, please contact:
Angie Reed Garner
garnernarrative@gmail.com
(502) 303-7259

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Globalized Art, and What Does This Mean Now? Keith Stone's Red Penguin Series
opens at garner narrative

Louisville, KY - September 13, 2012 - Keith Stone's Red Penguin Series opens
Friday, Oct. 5 2012 at garner narrative, and closes Friday, Nov. 30 2012.

Stone considers how art travels and changes meaning for the
iconic red penguins brought to Louisville by 21C, from an
artist collective in Italy, via the Venice Biennale.

Stone's charming, profound and above all thoughtful digital
works fold in his diverse professional training and accomplishments.
As an editor, Stone supervised coverage of the 2006 Lexington jet crash,
which earned the Louisville Courier-Journal a Pulitzer Prize finalist slot.
He had worked in journalism for more than two decades at newspapers in
Massachusetts, Hartford, Conn., Los Angeles and Reno, Nev. More recently
he has trained in architecture, earning his Masters in 2010.

Stone writes "I am intrigued by these friendly, peripatetic red
penguins that came into this world as a human-footprint message
and now find themselves as sentries on the roof, witnesses in
the bar and ushers at guests' doors.

Art that has a meaning or meanings in one setting takes on different
meanings for a new audience half way around the world. How does increasing
globalization change art? How important is audience and context?
Are they important at all?"


snail tv
print-size image file 4.6mb


dead
print-size image file 6.1mb

download artist statement here (.pdf)

garner narrative contemporary fine art
642 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Wed-Sat 1-6, First Friday 1-9, and by appointment

Contact:

Angie Reed Garner (502) 303-7259 garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner (502) 641-8086
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Dana Ellyn "A Word Is Worth A Thousand
Pictures" opens @ garner narrative

Louisville - July 10, 2012

garner narrative presents frank, forthright and just-dry election
season political paintings by DC artist Dana Ellyn. Cards fans and
Derby belles minus a sense of humor may want to skip this one; the
rest of us can be charmed, affronted or inspired by paintings that
take no prisoners in a quest for truth.

Ellyn writes "I feel that it is the responsibility of contemporary
painters to create meaningful work and respond, through their art, to
the politics and policies that shape our world-- not to simply
regurgitate trends or create decorative art to be hung above couches."

Ellyn lives and paints in a subsidized artist housing unit in
Washington DC, just 5 blocks from the White House. She graduated from
George Washington University with a degree in Art History and Fine Art
in 1992. She has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad,
most recently in Baltimore, Maryland; Barcelona, Spain; Norfolk,
Virginia; Casablanca, Morocco; Westhampton, New York; and Washington
DC.

The show opens Friday, August 3 and runs through September 29.
The reception with the artist is August 3, 6-9 pm (First Friday Gallery Hop)

garner narrative gallery hours: Wed-Sat 1-6 and by appointment
642 E. Market and Clay
Louisville, KY 40202
http://www.garnernarrative.com

contact:

Angie Reed Garner
garnernarrative@gmail.com

Joyce Garner
(502) 641-8086

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June, July at garner narrative:
Jennifer Romita "Three Ages of Contemporary Fertility" continues,
group show "now what were you expecting" opens.

Louisville - May 24, 2012

garner narrative continues with Jennifer Romita's digital triptych,
"Three Ages of Contemporary Female Fertility" (through July 28).

garner narrative opens a companion group show, now what were you expecting,
with works by six artists on the themes of gestation, generativity, and
the creative human condition.

Andrew Abbott
Dana Ellyn
Bill Pusztai
Kim Richardson
Keith Stone
Mary Yates


Andrew Abbott print file here


Dana Ellyn print file here


Bill Pusztai print file here


Kim Richardson print file here


Keith Stone print file here


Mary Yates print file here

"what were you expecting" opens Friday June 1, with a reception from
6-9pm (First Friday Gallery Hop), and continues until July 28.

garner narrative is located on the corner of Market and Clay Streets,
642 E. Market St.

Hours are Wed-Sat 1-6, First Friday 1-9, and by appointment.


Jennifer Romita Expectations: 20-30

print file here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/JenniferRomitaExpectationslargefile.jpg

 

Contact:

Angie Reed Garner garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner (502) 641-8086

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May at garner narrative:
Jennifer Romita opens Thursday, May 3

Louisville - April 27, 2012

garner narrative presents a triptych of digital works by
Jennifer Romita, "Three Ages of Contemporary Female Fertility."

Romita is an Italian-Canadian visual artist and new mother based in
Vancouver, BC.

Her images condense and reveal nearly unbearable tensions in the
ideals governing female bodies, the medical realities of fertility
and aging, and personal identity.

The show opens Thursday May 3 with a reception on Friday May 4,
6-9pm (First Friday Gallery Hop).

garner narrative is located on the corner of Market and Clay Streets,
642 E. Market St.

Hours are Wed-Sat 1-6, First Friday 1-9, and by appointment.
garner narrative will be closed for Derby, Saturday May 5.


Jennifer Romita Expectations: 20-30

print size file here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/JenniferRomitaExpectationslargefile.jpg

 

Contact:

Angie Reed Garner garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner (502) 641-8086

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April at garner narrative:
Andrew Abbott "contains glass" continues, Angie Reed Garner "new works" opens

Louisville - March 14, 2012

garner narrative continues "contains glass", small works on paper by
itinerant artist Andrew Abbott (aged 32, sometimes of Boone N.C., current
whereabouts Madrid) and opens "new works", oil/mixed media paintings
by Angie Reed Garner.

The latter opens Friday April 6 and both run through Saturday April 28, with
a reception on Friday April 6, 6-9pm (First Friday Gallery Hop).

Andrew Abbott has an intimate and even confessional art practice. His
small works on paper are shaped by both austerity and liberty.

Angie Reed Garner exhibits new works about daily life, uncertainty
and change in the Middle East.

garner narrative is located on the corner of Market and Clay Streets,
642 E. Market St.

Hours are Wed-Sat 1-6, First Friday 1-9, and by appointment.


Angie Reed Garner paradigmatic first world problem

print size file here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/garnerparadigmaticfirstworldproblemlargefile.jpg


Angie Reed Garner black swan event

print size file here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/garnerblackswaneventlargefile.jpg

Contact:

Angie Reed Garner garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner (502) 641-8086

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Andrew Abbott at garner narrative

Louisville - February 17, 2012

garner narrative presents "contains glass", small works on paper by
itinerant artist Andrew Abbott (aged 32, sometimes of Boone N.C., last
known whereabouts Madrid).

The show opens Friday March 2 and runs through Saturday April 28, with
extended hours on Friday March 2 and Friday April 6, 1-9 pm (First
Friday Gallery Hops).

Abbott's art practice is personal, and by necessity portable and
cheap. As he describes it:

"I joined the army a couple years after I graduated with the idea of
getting more 'experience'. Obviously you can't have a studio and be
an active duty soldier, so my work got smaller and more detailed. Some
Dali paintings I saw in Florida helped reassure me that I was still
legitimate while not doing large paintings.

"I still don't have a studio but like to do larger paintings from time
to time whenever I get the chance. I don't want to travel with a bunch
of stuff so I just have a small tube of black and a small tube of
white, and a few small brushes, but I will end up back in Maine which
is like my most homey place right now and I have some colors there so
I'll do some color stuff, but I like to paint over them with black and
white and have the colors showing through a little bit. I paint over
many many paintings.

"I use cheap supplies because I have to live pretty thriftily. I paint
on paper alot because it's flat and [makes it] easy to carry around a
bunch of things. Sometimes I come across larger and harder things that
I want to paint on so I do. On supplies I probably spend about 15
dollars a year and I am being generous with that number...it's
probably less. I do spend money shipping things to people though and
framing things for people or shows sometimes. I always carry paintings
to work on wherever I go and I don't use a studio so I can paint at
any time of the day and wherever I am, but I don't think that the fact
that I paint pictures (kind of for a living) is what makes me an
artist (if I am an artist)."

garner narrative is located on the corner of Market and Clay
Streets, 642 E. Market St.

Hours are Wed-Sat 1-6, First Friday 1-9, and by appointment.


self inflicted pregnance

print size file here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/abbottselfinflictedpregnancelargefile.jpg


dear stomach(detail)

print size file here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/abbottdearstomachdetaillargefile.jpg

entire piece (a horizontal) here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/abbottdearstomachlargefile.jpg


i lived in a lot of rooms so far (detail)

print size file here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/abbottilivedinalotofroomssofarlargefile.jpg

entire piece (a horizontal) here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/abbottilivedinalotofroomssofarlargefile.jpg

Contact:

Angie Reed Garner garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner (502) 641-8086

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Joyce Garner at garner narrative

Louisville - January 19, 2012

garner narrative presents Jasper & Memphis,
a working rehearsal for two upcoming Joyce Garner shows
taking place in Jasper IN (Jasper Arts Center) and
Memphis TN (Gallery Fifty Six) in April and May.

Of these paintings, Garner says "Remembering, reminiscing
and pining over relationships sparked this art. Just knowing
what is or was true is a constant struggle. With art I
sometimes can find perspective by envisioning different
points of view, but time also blurs it all. Blacks and
whites are easier than grays. Color reveals but also
misleads."

"Jasper and Memphis" is Garner's first solo show since
converting the space from an open studio to a gallery, and
becoming not just a painter but a gallery owner. This
has had consequences for her process besides the benefit
of being able to hang quite large shows and workshop
them on the walls.

"I have been surprised at how much I enjoy being around
other artists' work. I don't mean the search for something
new, but rather the exposure to a body of work, the daily
contact with the art and the resulting comfort it brings.
The comfort may not be for me. Some art can be miserable
for me. A man walks in and spots metal tanks and eyes
widen and hands reach out and you can see the 8 year old
flicker inside.

For me it is a war toy BUT in context with the body of work
it asks questions...it is art."

The show opens Friday February 3 and runs through Friday
February 24, with a reception on Friday February 3, 6-9pm
(First Friday Gallery Hop).

garner narrative is located on the corner of Market and Clay
Streets, 642 E. Market St.

Hours are Wed-Sat 1-6, First Friday 1-9, and by appointment.


coffee! tea! oil on canvas 54 x 66"

print size file here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/joycegarnercoffeeteadetaillargefile.jpg


coffee! tea! (vertical detail)

print size file here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/largefiles/joycegarnercoffeeteadetaillargefile.jpg


Contact:

Angie Reed Garner garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner (502) 641-8086

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October 20, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Kyle Fokken at garner narrative

Louisville - October 20, 2011

garner narrative presents Airway to Heaven,
mixed-media sculpture by Kyle Fokken (Minneapolis).

The show opens Friday November 4, and runs through Friday
December 23, with a reception on Friday November 4, 6-9pm
(First Friday Gallery Hop).

Fokken's sculptures, directly inspired by antique toys, speak
to the transfer of beliefs, values and prejudices between
generations.

Fokken says, "I use distressed materials to convey an 'antique'
aesthetic, to emphasize that these beliefs have been long
established but are decayed and in need of renewal or
examination."

garner narrative is located on the corner of Market and Clay Streets, 642 E. Market St.
Hours are Wed-Sat 1-6, First Friday 1-9, and by appointment.

Contact:

Angie Reed Garner garnernarrative@gmail.com
Joyce Garner (502) 641-8086


Kyle Fokken, Uptet (Babylonian Gunship), 38 x 30 x 30"
metal (burned tin cans, springs, found brass 'claw' feet, hockey mask,
veggie steamer, copper plumbing parts, steel shelving tracks) over wood

large file here


Kyle Fokken, Wrecker (Church Series IV), 16 x 20 x 8"
acrylic paint over wood, steel, various found objects

large file here


Kyle Fokken, Airway to Heaven (Church series III), 7 x 36 x 70"
wood, 8 steel mailboxes, acrylic, rubber tyres, other found objects

large file here



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September 10, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:





The Louisville Photo Biennial at garner narrative

Louisville - September 10, 2011

garner narrative presents Bill Pusztai (Toronto), Jennifer Romita (Vancouver B.C.),
and Casey Emrich (Louisville). The show opens Oct. 7 and runs through Oct. 29 with
two receptions: Friday Oct. 7 (Gallery Hop) and Friday Oct. 14th, both 6-9pm.

Bill Pusztai (Toronto) in Three Images of Tom A., 2011 asks questions
about art and porn and realness--then answers them with joyous portraits of
Tom A. in leathers and tattoos. "Is there such a thing as 'natural' or 'posed',
'real' or 'fake', in a series of photos created and exhibited like this?"

Jennifer Romita (Vancouver B.C.) in Plastique: Deconstructing Intimacy ponders
a few hallmarks of the Facebook age: fetish consumerism, objectified bodies and minds,
and the de-personalized experience of intimacy. "These figures are surreal hybrids of
real humanity and manufactured uniformity. They are creepy. They are disturbing in their
beauty and unsettling in their sexuality, and they are meant to be."

Casey Emrich (Louisville, KY) in Panoramic Kentucky meditates on nature and
solitude with works developed in a Meade County, Kentucky walnut plantation.
"Panoramic photography makes the viewer feel surrounded by the image… a better way
to view Kentucky because of the rolling vistas and scenery."

garner narrative is located on the corner of Market and Clay Streets, 642 E. Market St.
Hours are Wed-Sat 1-6, First Friday 1-9, and by appointment.

Contact:

Angie Reed Garner angiereed@gmail.com
Joyce Garner (502) 641-8086

Bill Pusztai


Bill Pusztai, Tom A., 2011

large file here: 1.5 MB

Jennifer Romita


Jennifer Romita, Jennifer and Dave

large file here: 2.48 MB

Casey Emrich


Casey Emrich, Walnut Grove V.

large file here: 2.13 MB



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August 16, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Angie Reed Garner, Kim Richardson to open Sept. 1 at garner narrative

Louisville - August 16, 2011

garner narrative presents new paintings by Angie Reed Garner and Kim Richardson.
The show opens Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 1 with two receptions:
Thursday Sept. 1 (preview) and Friday Sept 2 (Trolley Hop), both 6-9pm.

Garner developed the expat paintings over four years of living in two very
different Islamic cities: Lahore, Pakistan and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The works combine saturated oil paint and textiles for symbolic narratives
of identity, struggle, and reconciliation. "It's one thing to move abroad and
take snapshots, try to explain what it's like, and I've done my fair share of
that. But with these paintings, I share about my life on my own terms, as a
visual thinker. The expatriations have not been low-impact experiences!
And how could they be. Louisville and Abu Dhabi are on opposite sides of the
planet in more than one way. It's right there in the paintings, how I had to
stretch and change to cover that distance, learn to hold both places at once...
when I thought I might snap with the strain, and why I ultimately didn't."
Garner considers Louisville home, and lives most of the year in Abu Dhabi.

Kim Richardson of St. Louis MO paints enigmatic oil portraits of the self on
found wood in her series, investigating the cries of crows. Says Richardson,
"I paint on discarded and weathered wood found almost anywhere: alleys, streets,
garages, backyards, someone's woodshop. The rough surfaces paired with a delicate
style of painting allude to a union of opposites. The imagery itself gives
expression to the glamour of emotions like love, kindness, charity and self-sacrifice
happily living side by side with uglier aspects of human nature like intolerance,
rigidity, fanaticism and brutality."

garner narrative is located on the corner of Market and Clay Streets, 642 E. Market St.
Hours are Wed-Sat, 1-6.

Contact:

Angie Reed Garner angiereed@gmail.com
Joyce Garner (502) 641-8086

Angie Reed Garner expat (gallery one)


Angie Reed Garner, hold these truths (detail), oil, newspaper and textiles on canvas, 59 x 47"

large file here: 5.6 MB


Angie Reed Garner, between thoughts (detail), oil, newspaper and textiles on canvas, 59 x 47"

large file here: 6.29 MB


Angie Reed Garner, high wire (detail), oil on canvas, 48 x 36"

large file here: 8.91 MB

Kim Richardson investigating the cries of crows (gallery two)


Kim Richardson, Universe City, oil on wood, 9 x 6.5"

large file here: 3.91 MB


Kim Richardson, an animal called trust, oil on wood, 4.5 x 16"

large file here: 2.49 MB


Kim Richardson, man in the moon, oil on picket fence, 5.75 x 5"

large file here: 1.7 MB