The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House.
Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis, refers to a Love of emptiness.
Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle.
Currents artists include Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative and Lauren Argo.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am-4 pm, Friday 10 am-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 1 pm-4 pm.
For more information, visit www.lexingtonartleague.org or call 859-254-7024.