Vian Sora & John Brooks were the guests on this week's show. Both are included in LVA's exhibit at Metro Hall, "Imagined Monuments" and very busy exhibiting elsewhere in Louisville. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com every Thursday at 10am to hear Keith Waits talk with artists.
Imagined Monuments: A Louisville Visual Art exhibit for Metro Hall thru July 12, 2019
Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq in 1976, Vian Sora a self-taught painter that began painting as a child. Her first first solo exhibition was at In’aa Gallery, Baghdad in 2001. Since then, she has exhibited internationally. “Raised under the Ba’ath Party and subject to its mandates and masochism, I breathed in the studio when life outside had been suffocated. I am expressive, constantly experimenting with color and techniques, influenced by the intensity of my home country, a student of the civilizations lost - Mesopotamia, Assyria, Babylon and ancient Kurdish tribes; home.”
Unbounded Domains by Vian Sora is on view at Moremen Gallery in Louisville through May 25, 2019
A native of Kentucky, John Brooks studied Political Science and English literature at the College of Charleston, in South Carolina, and art at Central St. Martins and the Hampstead School of Art in London, England. His work is held in private collections in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, and India. He now lives and works in Louisville and is the director of Quappi Projects. 2019 Non-Arrivals, O Art, Louisville, Kentucky.
John Brooks will have a solo show at Moremen Gallery in July 2019.