Chilean Art on Exhibit in Rasdall Gallery

Contact: Ralph Derickson

Photo of Richard Labunski
'With Water from Heaven'

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“'With Water from Heaven'...represents a creative exploration using photography, painting, and poetry carried out by mentally handicapped and Down syndrome young artists from Santiago de Chile"

- Lance Brunner
director of graduate studies
UK School of Music

 

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Student Activities Board is presenting a Chilean photographic exhibit, “With Water from Heaven” (“Con agua de cielo”), through Oct. 15 in the Rasdall Gallery of the UK Student Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“’With Water from Heaven’ is the result of a multidisciplinary, collaborative project of artistic integration begun in 1992,” said Lance Brunner, director of graduate studies in the UK School of Music. “It represents a creative exploration using photography, painting, and poetry carried out by mentally handicapped and Down syndrome young artists from Santiago de Chile,” Brunner said.

These artists worked in different disciplines to recreate, comment on, and ultimately transform significant painting in Western art history. The models cover such artists as Boticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Velasquez, Vermeer, Goya, Van Gogh, Manet, Modigliani, Klimt, Picasso, and Andy Warhol.

The creative process involved photographing the original paintings, photographically recreating the original by posing as models, interpreting the painting through poetry, and finally manipulating a digital version of the original to create a new computer-generated “painting.”
For further information about the exhibit, contact Meredith Amshoff at (859) 257-8867, or for information about the artists or future exhibits, contact Lance Brunner at brunner@uky.edu, (859) 257-8176.


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