Wrap UP 2019
Mixed media exhibit with gallery’s featured artists:
Crimson DuVall, Melissa T. Hall, Kathy Rees Johnson, Marco Logsdon, Mary Rezny, Michael Wayne, Carleton Wing, Laverne Zabielski
“Reliquary – Art Contains the Past”
Exhibit on view: October 29th- November 30th, 2019
Using a similar color palette and wide range of found materials each artist creates a container for the past. Exhibited together these assemblages of fiber and metal are a stark contrast in textures and forms.
"Aftermath" Melissa T. Hall
September 10th - October 12th , 2019
Hall’s photographs are mired in her experience of personal loss and her own substantial brush with mortality.
...bearing traces of earlier forms
Martin Beck, Pastel Paintings
Exhibit on view: February 19th – March 30th, 2019
You & Me
Pairing photography with other mediums
January 8th – February 16th, 2019
Mary Rezny, photography - Stacey Chinn, sculpture - Marco Logsdon, painting –
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, fiber - Karen Spears, drawing
Wrap Up 2018-gallery featured artist
Exhibit on view: November 20th – December 31st, 2018
Throughout 2018, the gallery has been filled with the innovative work of many contemporary artists. 2018 Wrap Up will be your chance to review the work of our featured artists. A wide variety of media and subject matter will offer an abundance visual stimulation for the festive season.
June 5- July 20, 2018
Asking six fiber artists to interpret “Tightly Bound” as technique or narrative. Exhibiting artists include Dobree Adams, Jan Durham, Nicolette Lim, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, April Wright, and Laverne Zabielski
“Sharing Time and Space”
April 10th – May 26th, 2018
The contrasting styles of primitive sculptures, drawings and paintings by Paolo Dal Prá will be displayed along with the detail oriented secular mandalas by Carleton Wing.
Art as Life Partner-Jaqui Linder
February 27th – March 31st, 2018
Jaqui Linder, a 2017 Kentucky Foundation for Women grant recipient, is a self-taught multi-media artist and writer. This exhibit is a debut of 14 of her major artworks and the stories behind them. The process of making things, and learning how on her own, has been for her a reliable vehicle for self-study and self-healing and a “powerful way to vent, teach, celebrate, and love.”
“Homage to Remnants”
-an assemblage invitational
January 9th – February 17th , 2018
Assemblage is art that is made by assembling disparate elements, often everyday objects, scavenged by the artist or purchased specifically. Assemblage artists are fascinated with discarded and abandoned things, making artistic compositions using all kinds of found materials and objects. Amanda J Cawby, Melissa Hall, Trish Korte, Anna Campomanes, Carleton Wing and Jack Girard Crystal Neubauer andRay Papka .
“Holiday Revels" 2017 artists
M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery fosters an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts by representing and exhibiting contemporary, professional, experimental and innovative artists. Throughout 2017, the gallery has been filled with the innovative work of many contemporary artists. Holiday Revels will be your chance to review the work of our featured artists.
Rezny gallery offers an opportunity to participate in art experiences, to dialogue with artists and to purchase
Beyond the Edge-Collage by Jack Gira
September 12th – October 21st, 2017
Using distinctively different collage techniques each artist in “Beyond the Edge”
juxtaposes familiar images and objects to form a new notion or idea.
Jack Girard’s (Lexington, KY) mixed collages; Doug Stapleton’s (Chicago IL) paper collages; Carleton Wing’s (Lexington, KY) digital collages
notBIG (4) - The Exhibit
the finalists in the national small arts juried competition.
There was no intended theme for this art competition; the only requirement is that the artwork had to be 12”x12” or smaller, including the frame. artists from 32 states submitted 440 artworks for consideration
Aggressively Fragile-Melissa Hall
A conceptual photographer, Melissa used her artwork to explore the emotional highs and lows when facing mortality. “Examining my thoughts as artistic concepts has made them more objective and helped to remove the fear from them.”
Melissa begins with a photograph but then will add encaustic medium and assemblages to expand the image. She starts with an elaborate photo shoot that involves unique locations, models, costumes and props
“Connections- Fibers, Filaments and
The Fiber Guild of Lexington May 2nd- June 3rd, 2017
Eighteen members of the Fiber Guild of Lexington have collaborated in a colorful display of fiber art. The artwork in this exhibit is as varied and diverse as the members of the organization, incorporating a visual array of styles and techniques. Members work in both traditional and non-traditional fiber techniques and often combine both.
Harmony ML Dean and KR Johnson
February 28th – March 31st, 2017
The pairing of artwork from these two artists creates a pleasing effect of colors, textures and subjects, a unique harmony
en-sem-ble the Layering of Color
January 10th – February 11th , 2017
Five Kentucky artists explore different mediums and the use of layering color. Working within a similar palette these combined artworks create an “ensemble”. The color in this artwork is luscious, rhythmic, assured and confidant, color that demands attention. Paintings and prints by Dalphna Donnelly, Ellen Glasgow and Philip High…textiles by Laverne Zabielski and Polly Singer.
Featuring 2016 Gallery Artists
Throughout 2016, the gallery has been filled with the innovative work of many contemporary artists. Holiday Revels will be your chance to review the work of our featured artists. A wide variety of media and subject matter will offer an abundance visual stimulation for the festive season.
Artists to be featured are Jan Durham, Melissa T. Hall, Kathy Rees Johnson, Marco Logsdon, Staci McKnight Maney, Kathleen O’Brien, Mary Rezny, Michael Wayne and Laverne Zabielski.
October 18th-November 19th 2016
Marco Logsdon brings his non-objective, abstract style of painting or “Neutrality” to a personal exploration or “Subjective” study of his grandmother’s quilts. Using only oil, tar and beeswax, each painting in this exhibit is an isolated block pattern that is found repeated in a quilt. The size of the individual block varies from 12x12” to 48X48” making the materials dominate the subjective selection of the block pattern.
Touchable mixed media exhibit by Jan Durham
On view- August 30th – September 30th , 2016
Adapting to the change of gradually losing her eyesight mixed media artist, Jan Durham, is attracted to the tactile components of working with wool and wax. She has created artwork that has both a tactile and visual appeal. In this exhibit all are encouraged to touch the art.
Firmly Rooted 2016
Firmly Rooted 2016 the exhibit, addressing our ongoing symbiotic relationships with plants
Exhibition Dates: July 12th – August 20th, 2016
M S Rezny Studio/Gallery is pleased to announce the finals in the national juried art competition Firmly Rooted 2016. Artists from 28 states submitted over 290 artworks of botanical interpretations in a variety of mediums. This year’s juror Stuart Horodner, Director of the University of Kentucky Art Museum, selected 29 artworks to be in the exhibit. In m
“Pencil & Paper”
“Pencil & Paper” with Lucinda A. Chapman, Ed Franklin, Mike Goodlett, Hui Chan invitational exhibit high lighting the process of creating artwork within the limits of the media: pencil and paper. The artists exhibit works where pencil (graphic or color) and paper account for the greatest percentage of the finished piece. For these artists drawing is the basic line of expression. Their drawings in a wide range of subjects are linear description with a rich range of tones, textures, and shapes.
“Con Form” B.F.A. Senior Exhibit by
M S Rezny Studio/Gallery is pleased to host “Con /Form” Shaena Neal’s B.F.A. Senior Exhibit. Con/Form is a study of femininity in a contemporary setting. Working in photo-based art Neal delves into the meaning of the term femininity, examining how the American culture, as well as the individual, perceives the feminine. “I examine what femininity means for the roles of women and how this affects the process of self-awareness and self-reflection… The impacts of societal pressures are reaching youn
Drawn to the Earth
Paintings and collage by Kathleen O’Brien & Geopoetry by Stanley D. Brunn Ph.D.
On View March: 29th - April 30th 2016
Kathleen O'Brien’s visionary maps & contemporary landscapes in a symbiotic platform with the Geopoetry of Stanley C. Brunn, Ph.D.
Kathleen O’Brien’s geocentric collaged artworks are “soul maps” that are intended to help the viewer rediscover our precious collective time on this sacred ground, our Earth. Stanley Brunn’s poems reflect geo-focused themes as ancestry; the natural
“Renegade Chroma” a uniquely colorful exhibit of sensory imagery. By definition “Renegade Chroma” (a noun) is the juxtaposition between vibrant, dynamic, color and darker, macabre, or creepy content and imagery. In this exhibit it is defined as what happens when Lennon Michalski, Staci McKnight Maney, Crimson Duvall, and Laurie Appleby-Williams
Exhibit on view: February 23rd- March 26th, 2016
Turn Up the Heat
An encaustic invitational January 12th- February 20th, 2016
Historically encaustic painting involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. Mixed media artists Debbie Jackson Billips, Melissa T. Hall, Michelle Hayden, Trish Korte, Bridgette Guerzon Mills and Raymond Papka have discovered that encaustic is a much more versatile medium that allows them to create depth in layers and serves as a means for further exploration in both form and meaning.
Pretty Aggressive:Stacey R. Chinn,
Stacey R. Chinn, Lori Larusso and Jennifer A. Reis
Exhibit on view: October 27th- November
Three artists collaborated to construct an exhibit with individual artworks that deal with implicit and explicit violence, anger and aggression yet are executed with a decorative, embellished and handcrafted aesthetic.
“Dress-up” contemporary interpretations in fiber, paint and photographs.
Exhibit on view: September 15th – October 24th, 2015
Artist Reception, September 18th , 5-8pm, 2015
Five artists, Laverne Zabielski, Ashley Howell, Melissa T. Hall, Marta Dorton and Ellen Skidmore, working in different mediums frequently use the symbol of a dress within their artwork. Each artist has a different interpretation of what role the dress plays in their artwork.
“Co-Joined” Painting, photography and mixed media by Marco Logsdon and Michael Wayne
Exhibit on view May 12th – June 13th, 2015
Opening reception May 15th, 5-8pm in conjunction with Gallery Hop
This two man exhibit features two local artists who have worked together combining their different approaches to making art. Each piece contains one of more elements of the two styles. Logsdon’s work is color based geometric abstractions using tar while Wayne’s landscape portraits are based in digital
Recollection: Twenty Years of Painting by Kathy Rees Johnson
Artist Reception: July 17th, 5-8 pm in conjunction with Gallery Hop
In this exhibit of paintings by Kathy Rees Johnson we witness a deep appreciation of the landscape and her love and affection for family. Her paintings are primarily layers of watercolor and pastels but she is also comfortable using acrylics and oils.
In the first decade Ms. Johnson discovered that an intriguing symbiosis began: “my painting began to inform my seei
Talismans” Bead Jewelry and Artifacts as Power Objects
by Kathleen O’Brien
March 17th – April 18th , Artist Reception March 20th,5 p.m., 2015
Talismans is an exhibit of bead jewelry and beaded mixed media artifacts. Whether worn on the body, or displayed on the wall these talismans were created as power objects that exude energy and prayers for healing, good luck and protection.
“Lens-Less” alternative captivating photography
Kevin Griggs, Darrell Kincer, Nadezda Nikolava, Mary Rezny
Exhibit: January 13th – February 28th, Artist Reception January 16th, 2015
Workshops: Saturday January 17th & Saturday January 31st, 2015
Each of these photographers uses different photographic techniques to create photographs without the use of a lens. These images are an exploration of 19th century photographic technology with a 21st century vision.