The 2019 Photo Biennial is underway! Mia Hanson and Rachid Tagoulla are just two of the local artists exhibiting their work. They visited the Artxfm studios joined by Ash Braunecker of the Portland Museum and Mr. Photo Biennial himself, Paul Paletti of Paul Paletti Gallery. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 or stream at Artxfm.com this and every Thursday at 10am to hear Keith Waits talk with artists on LVA's Artebella On The Radio.
Magic Realism: Imagery by Mia Hanson Oct.26 – Nov. 30, reception Oct. 26 12-4pm
Portland Museum, 2308 Portland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40212
Mia Hanson Studied film theory and photography in San Francisco’s Bay Area before leaving to pursue a photographic mentorship with influential photographer/ videographer Matt Mahurin in NYC in the 90’s.She has lived in Stockholm but returned to the states with her partner, painter Hawk Alfredson to live for several years in the fabled Chelsea Hotel in NYC. While in residence there she, “Created portraits utilizing the light and charged energy of the hotel atmosphere while careful not to disturb or “document “ what is not entirely capable of being captured. The ghosts are best left alone.”
Morocco: Many Eyes, One Vision – Curated by Rachid Tagoulla Oct. 4-26, reception Oct. 5 1-3pm
University of Louisville Rowan Street Gallery, 1606 Rowan Street, Louisville, KY 40203
Rachid Tagoulla is teaching assistant at University of Louisville pursuing his MFA. He attended Ibn Zohr University - Agadir, Morocco, where he was born. He studied Leadership Skills for Teachers- Pilgrims' course at University of Kent. His exhibit at U of L/Hite combines images from University of Louisville students and Moroccan photographers from time spent together in Agadir, Morocco in Spring 2019.
Ash Braunecker is from Tell City, Indiana. She who earned her BFA from Syracuse University with a concentration in public and landscape art (sculpture major; metalsmithing and jewelry minor) and University of Louisville…and has worked at Portland Museum for a few years, where she was just named Co-Director with Danny Seim.
Paul Paletti is a Louisville, KY native. He attended Middlebury College for 3 years before transferring to the University of New Mexico where he studied with Beaumont Newhall, Van Deren Coke, and Ray Metzker and received a BFA in photography. Paletti earned a MA in photography at Central Washington University in 1975 and his JD at the University of Louisville in 1987. He has been a partner in the law firm of Sturm, Paletti, and Wilson since 1994.
The eleventh Louisville Photo Biennial takes place September 20, 2019 through November 10, 2019 throughout Louisville Metro and its surrounding communities. Our photography exhibitions – spanning traditional to contemporary, local to global – are mounted at museums, galleries, universities, and cultural institutions. The Biennial also presents accompanying workshops, public lectures and panel discussions to stimulate learning and reinforce visual literacy. Since photography is the most widespread art form, our goal is to educate via meaningful dialogue to help bridge understanding in our diverse world through this dynamic medium.