Two rotating galleries in UK Chandler Hospital and one in the Kentucky Clinic showcase some of Kentucky’s most forward-thinking artists. The hope is that these galleries will bring the community to the hospital to see art and in this way link the hospital to the cultural landscape.
The West Gallery, located on the ground floor of Chandler Pavilion A along the hallway between the chapel and the Emergency Department, provides 170 feet of wall space. The East Gallery, located on the first floor of Pavilion A in the hallway that connects Pavilion A and Pavilion H, allows for more dramatic and succinct presentations of artists. The North Gallery, on the third floor of the Kentucky Clinic in the hallway leading to the pedestrian bridge across S. Limestone, offers a space to expand our exhibit capacity while exposing outpatients, ambulatory staff and researchers to our program.
To view our current and past pieces, take a look our
East Gallery: Aaron Skolnick: Concerning the MoonA stylistic myriad of personal, subjective, un-guarded and honest portraits of Lexington artist Louis Zoellar Bickett.
West Gallery: Eric Oglander: Craigslist MirrorsIn this project, Oglander acts as visual archaeologist, archivist and artist: unearthing, organizing and exhibiting the almost certainly unintentionally artistic images of mirrors for sale on Craigslist.
North Gallery: New Exhibit Coming in February 2017
Thornton Dial: Coded Language (June 2011 – January 2012)Graphite and watercolor drawings depicting some of the early symbols of the Dial vernacular.
Guy Mendes: 40 / 40 (April – September 2011) Silver gelatin prints of 40 portraits over 40 years of shooting Lexington personalities.
Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law: Gee's Bend Prints ( February – August 2012)
Hand-colored prints of the famous Gee’s Bend quilts.
Albert Moser: Panorama (October 2011 – September 2012)
Handmade panoramas of Lexington in the 1950s created by mentally challenged photographer Albert Moser.
John Cohen: The High Lonesome Sound (October 2012 – May 2013)
Silver gelatin prints of Appalachia at work, at worship and making music in the 50s.
Paul Sawyier: The Two Villages (September 2012 – January 2013)
Watercolors based on Rose Terry Cooke’s poem of the same name.
Body Mapping: (January – February 2013)
Life-size canvases created by transplant patients in an art therapy workshop.
Lina Tharsing: Making a New Forest ( March – August 2013)
Black-and-white oil on panel based on archival photos of the creation of dioramas for the National History Museum.
Tipping Point: Twelve Years of Latitude Artist Community in Lexington (June 2013 – February 2014)
A collection of mentally handicapped artists that have flourished in the community of a local artist workshop.
Austin Eddy: Full Moon Swoon (August 2013 – April 2014)
Black-and-white acrylic on canvas that pushes at the meaning of "good art."
Jill Frank: Latent History (April – August 2014)
Color photographs taken with the goal of creating a new archive of un-photographed moments in history. They cite iconic artworks, religious symbols, social and historical events in American history as well as ubiquitous images from mainstream media.
James Baker Hall: The Mirror's Beveled Edge (February – November 2014)
Four color and black-and-white groupings of Hall's photographs made between 1970 and 2005 featuring his self-proclaimed penchant for "noticing without being noticed."
Robert Tharsing: A Room with a View (August 2014 - May 2015)
Colorful oil on canvas paintings done from the artist's view of downtown Lexington at his High Street studio in the 1990s. The paintings in this exhibition literally and elegantly depict one artist’s brief view of a small corner of the Earth in all of its beautiful banality.
Chung Hwan Park: Closet of Prayer (September 2014 - March 2015)
Large abstract paintings done with Korean pigments on paper and canvas. These stunning visual tableaus demonstrate a Korean approach as well as influences from American color-field painters such as Mark Rothko.
Shirley Mason: Shirley Ardell Mason (November 2014 - September 2015)
Drawings and paintings in a wide range of styles that may have been influenced by Mason's psychiatric diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder. Mason, a UK art professor, was the subject of the 1970s book and movie "Sybil."
Misleidys Francisca Castillo Pedroso: Cut and Flex (May 2015 - January 2016)
Although this Cuban artist was born deaf and does not speak, she does communicate with the world through her vibrant and truly unique paintings of muscular male figures and other body parts. It is thought that perhaps these figures serve as her protectors or that they are playmates with whom she can converse. Whatever the true nature of her work may be, she is clearly breathing life into these creations that exist in the space between our world and her own.
Informed by the artist's own struggle with illness, these studies on paper use colorful marks and dots to represent struggling patients.