The Carnegie is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Gallery Season under the leadership of Exhibition Director, Matt Distel. The season’s exhibitions range from pieces examining Covington’s history to transforming the galleries into an experimental cinema.
The season opens with two exhibitions highlighting Covington, as part of COV200, the City of Covington’s bicentennial celebration. We, Covington takes a fresh look at Covington’s history, while Extra Credit: Documenting Higher Level Art 2008-2015 puts murals from Covington Independent Public Schools on display. In December The Carnegie partners with Covington business BLDG to co-curate Modern Living: Objects and Context. The two-part exhibition will explore how every day objects, such as tables and chairs, can also be considered works of art.
The first show of 2016 will be the Art of Food exhibition. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the popular event is being expanded to two nights. In March, The Carnegie galleries will be transformed into an experimental film theatre for The Mini (Microcinema), programmed by C. Jacqueline Wood. The 2015-16 Gallery Season will close in May with Formal Function: Strategies of Abstraction, an exhibition highlighting abstraction in painting sculptures, and other media.
All of the exhibitions, with the exception of the Art of Food, include a free opening reception featuring a preview conversation with The Carnegie’s Matt Distel and exhibiting artists, light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. After opening night, the exhibitions will be available for viewing during regular gallery hours, Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5pm.
The 2015-16 Carnegie Gallery Season is presented by Robin & Mu Sinclaire.
The Carnegie’s 2015-16 Gallery Season
September 11 – November 21, 2015
We, Covington site-specific works by Terence Hammonds, Anissa Lewis, and Tim McMichael
Participating artists: Terence Hammonds, Anissa Lewis, Tim McMichael
Sponsored by: Ron Bates & Randy Lasley
New works examining Covington’s history and communities
Extra Credit: Documenting Higher Level Art 2008-2015
Sponsored by: Mark Boire & Peter Quinnan and Mary Ellen & Tom Cody
Documentation of the over 50 murals created for Covington Independent Public Schools plus new installations and other projects by Northern Kentucky's Higher Level Art
Modern Living: Objects and Context
Co-curated with BLDG
December 4, 2015 – February 6, 2016
Participating artists and designers: Keith Benjamin, Such + Such, Brush Factory, Matt Lynch, Matthew Metzger, Chris Vorhees, Taryn Cassella, Colin Klimesh, CVG Made, Grainwell, Ampersand
Two-part exhibition exploring the intersection and conflation of design and art objects
The 10th Annual Art of Food
February 24 & 26, 2016
The popular event returns for its tenth year, bigger and better than ever
The Mini (Microcinema)
March 11 – April 23, 2016
Sponsored by: John & Francie Williams
The Carnegie is transformed into an experimental film theatre with rotating galleries and screenings programmed by C. Jacqueline Wood
Formal Function: Strategies of Abstraction
May 6 – June 11, 2016
Participating artists: Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Justin Hodges, Rick Wolhoy, Jolie Harris, Joe Winterhalter, Mark Dejong, Scott Bellissemo, Jimmy Baker, Paige Williams, Frank Herrmann, Kim Krause, and more.
Regional survey examining the use of abstraction in painting, sculpture, and other media
About The Carnegie:
The Carnegie is northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre; and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.
More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling 859- 491-2030