"Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs and a Tail", opens at Carnegie Center for Art & History Dec. 14. Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf joined us and brought a couple of the artists with him to discuss this exhibit, Racheal Banks and Gaela Erwin. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM. or stream on Artxfm.com Thursdays at 10am for LVA's Artebella On The Radio with Keith Waits.
Daniel Pfalzgraf is an occasional artist and full-time curator who’s been working with galleries and museums since — as he elegantly describes it — the turn of the century. With a degree in Sculpture and Drawing, as well as an affection for soccer, marketing, and Banksy, he’s definitely the Center’s resident Renaissance man. However, and when his mind isn’t on art or soccer, it’s often filled with thoughts of wolves, conspiracy theories, or playing an endless loop of the opening riff from Smoke on the Water. So, yes. He’s also a little bit different. Dpfalzgraf.com
Rachael Banks (b. Louisville, KY) is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northern Kentucky University and is based in Covington, KY. She received an MFA in photography from Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX). Her work has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Gaela Erwin is an American artist who was born in 1951. Gaela Erwin has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at The Speed Art Museum. Her painting, “Portrait of Neema Tambo”, was selected for the highly prestigious British National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award 2018 Exhibition. The exhibit is at St. Martin’s Place in London, England, before it travels to Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Oct. 13 — Dec. 2) the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Dec. 15 — Mar. 10, 2019) in Edinburgh, and the Cartwright Hall, Bradford, England (March-June 2019). gaelaerwin.com