Quappi Projects

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio: September 12, 2019

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Jacob Heustis' “Beasts Will Be Still There” opens September 20 at John Brooks' Quappi Projects space. Both were here in the studio Thursday morning, and Peter Morrin joined us in the 2nd half to talk about the Afloat cruise. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com each Thursday at 10am to LVA' Artebella On the Radio to hear artists talk about their work.

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Opened by artist John Brooks in 2017, Quappi Projects is a Louisville-based art gallery featuring contemporary artists whose works are reflective of the zeitgeist. “Because we believe the highest function of art is to allow human beings to know ourselves more deeply, we are interested in exhibiting challenging, even discomforting, work as a way to explore and understand the mysteries of the human experience.”

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Jacob Heustis uses painting, drawing, and installation to question and explore value and class systems, vanity and desire and the nature of art and aesthetics within the context of contemporary society. Heustis’ large-scale works consist of a minimal but expressive application of medium and materials often combined with self-referential phrases and appropriated pop-culture lexicon in the form of hand written text.

Since 2004 he has exhibited at Swanson Contemporary, the Green Building Gallery, Land of Tomorrow, Zephyr Gallery, Actor’s Theatre, Brown Theatre, Kentucky School of Art, Hite Art Institute, The Speed Art Museum, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and 21C Bentonville, Durham, and Cincinnati.

Jacob Heustis’ “Beasts Will Be Still There” will have an opening reception Friday, September 20, 5-9pm, Quappi projects, 827 West Market Street, Louisville

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Peter Morrin was the Director of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships at UofL from 2010 until his retirement in 2016. Mr. Morrin also taught in the Department of Fine Arts, especially in courses serving the Critical and Curatorial Studies track in the Master’s Degree program, and before that he was the Director of the J.B. Speed Museum. He is now co-founder with John Begley of Afloat.

On September 22nd, join AFLOAT on the Belle of Louisville for a cruise with a variety of scholars, artists and performers who can tell about every aspect of Ohio River life and natural history. Informal, one-on-one up close and personal chats with the experts will be the order of the day. 5-8pm. Tickets at louisvillevisualart.org/ afloat





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LVA's Artebella On The Radio: April 11, 2019

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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.”

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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.

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: March 14, 2019


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TONIGHT:

Jake Ford’s Unveiled opens tonight at Quappi Projects

Ruben Brandt, Collector, Directed by Milorad Krstić opens at Speed Cinema.

Just Like Us/Justo como nosotros, a co-production of Looking for Lilith & Teatro Tercera Llamada opens at The KY Center.

Wayward Actors Company opens OH MY GODS! - "God" by Woody Allen & "St. Francis Talks To The Birds" by David Ives at The Bard’s Town

ONGOING:

Dru Pilmer’s exhibit Moving Through is at Art Seed Gallery through April 5th.

Freeze State: Dissociating from the Here and Now is at Swanson Contemporary

Duality | The New Work of Valerie Timmons is at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

Image and Word is at Kaviar Forge & Gallery through April 6.

Elmer Lucille Allen, Sandra Charles, and Barbara Tyson Mosley are exhibiting at Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany.

Rebirth, an exhibition by Bette Levy, continues at Pyro Gallery through March 23

Years of Chaos- Issues That Are Destroying Us is at Kore Gallery, now relocated to the Hope Mills Building.

Angie Reed Garner "shantyboating" is at garner narrative.

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: March 3O, 2018

SATURDAY:  "Personal Is Still Political," but it's closing at the  Huff Gallery    WEDNESDAY:  But "What About Communication?" at  1619 Flux    ONGOING:   Moremen Moloney  welcomes Carlos Gamez de Francisco Michael James Moran opens at  Quappi Projects   StudioWorks by Zoom Group  is "Stronger Together"  Revelry Boutique Gallery  highlights "Kentucky Wildlands"  Sheherazade  shows off Yoko Molotov Wendi Smith's "Ritual Collections" is at  Garner Narrative   Bob Lockhart and Kayla Bischoff  join forces at PYRO "Dress Up, Speak Up" at  21C

SATURDAY:
"Personal Is Still Political," but it's closing at the Huff Gallery

WEDNESDAY:
But "What About Communication?" at 1619 Flux

ONGOING:
Moremen Moloney welcomes Carlos Gamez de Francisco
Michael James Moran opens at Quappi Projects
StudioWorks by Zoom Group is "Stronger Together"
Revelry Boutique Gallery highlights "Kentucky Wildlands"
Sheherazade shows off Yoko Molotov
Wendi Smith's "Ritual Collections" is at Garner Narrative
Bob Lockhart and Kayla Bischoff join forces at PYRO
"Dress Up, Speak Up" at 21C

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: August 18, 2017

FRIDAY:  Mapped Out  is a big, fun, one-time-only LVA party at Garage Bar! Join us from 5-10! Our new neighbors  Quappi Projects  grapple with Adam Chuck's "Instant Gratification" Moremen Moloney Contemporary presents  Kathryn Keller   SATURDAY: Gallery Jaan puts on  Linda Akers   Bernheim Forest  CONNECTs art and nature again

FRIDAY:
Mapped Out is a big, fun, one-time-only LVA party at Garage Bar! Join us from 5-10!
Our new neighbors Quappi Projects grapple with Adam Chuck's "Instant Gratification"
Moremen Moloney Contemporary presents Kathryn Keller

SATURDAY:
Gallery Jaan puts on Linda Akers
Bernheim Forest CONNECTs art and nature again