As many of you know I started the Gallery at the Brown and was the director/curator there for two years. I resigned in December because, coupled with my appraisal business, I was just too busy. However, before I left, I made sure to schedule a final show to coincide with the Kentucky Derby (it is the most important show of the year). The show is now an annual event and each year it features one of the best horse or horse-related artists in the state. This year, I scheduled Louisville artist Kathy Sullivan. Although Ms. Sullivan paints animals (including horses) I am most enchanted by her works depicting jockeys wearing silks. The bright colors, bold brushstrokes, and unusual perspective represent a new approach to a familiar subject. Gallery at the Brown's new director, Katie Bennett, has done a wonderful job taking over the gallery and she is currently hanging the show for the opening next week. If you are in the area beginning April 10 or over Derby don't miss this show!
Kathy Sullivan has long been involved with horses. However, it was not until the death of her own Thoroughbred that Ms. Sullivan became interested in horse racing for artistic reasons. When she began, Ms. Sullivan was a self-taught artist but more recently she has pursued an art education through the Art Institute of Chicago where she received a 2007 Recognition Merit Scholarship. She has also been mentored by the well known artists, Susanna Coffey, Jane Rosen, and Susan Howe.
Gallery at the Brown is located at 335 West Broadway on the Ground Floor of the Brown Hotel in Louisville Kentucky. They can be reached at (502) 583-1234 x7174. The Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00a.m.-6:00 p.m.