Press Release: The Garner Narrative

EBSQ’s very own Angie Reed Garner, along with former EBSQer Kim Richardson, have an upcoming show in Louisville, KY, opening September 1st!

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

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.

Between Thoughts by Angie Reed Garner

Garner developed the expat series 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.

Print and web files available here:
http://www.garnernarrative.com/press.html

Contact:

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

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EBSQ debuts special gallery for Japanese Relief Efforts

Pebbles for Japan by Amanda Makepeace
Pebbles for Japan by Amanda Makepeace

The artists of EBSQ have been quick to respond to the unfolding crisis in Japan, just as they always have in other times of trouble during our 10+ year history.  We contemplated curating a list of of individual efforts, but ultimately thought we could do more good by creating a special gallery for artists to share their work in concert with a larger audience .  If you’re someone who’d like to make a difference by purchasing something beautiful, we ask that you patronize our Relief for Japan Art Gallery and help us spread the word. And if you’re an artist who’d like to be part of this semi-organized aid effort, here’s how:

Relief for Japan Gallery posting requirements

  • All pieces must give at least 10% of the proceeds to a recognized aid organization (examples: Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity).
  • All pieces must either be for sale directly on EBSQ (via your own PayPal button) or link directly to where it’s available for purchase.
  • All pieces need to explicitly state in their artist statement the organization benefiting from its sale and the percentage of the sale price going to that organization.
  • Need help including a link in your artist statement? Drop us a line; someone on staff would be happy to assist you!
  • Work not meeting these criteria WILL be removed from the gallery.

Thank you so much for supporting our efforts. And please, pass this on!