Gallery Exhibits Feature Senior Thesis Students and a Daniel Ludwig Retrospective
Submitted on April 12, 2018
The works of senior thesis students and those of artist Daniel Ludwig will be featured in the Georgetown College Galleries for the remainder of April through mid-May.
:...but not exactly” is the theme of the 2018 Senior Art Exhibition, an art show by the College’s senior thesis candidates displayed in the Cochenour Gallery of Ensor Learning Resource Center. The exhibit runs from now through May 12.
The Wilson Fine Art Gallery presents a Daniel Ludwig Retrospective: 35 Years of Works by Daniel Ludwig from April 20 through May 26. An opening reception with Ludwig is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, from 5-7 p.m.
Ludwig is described as a modern romantic master using classical models to give visible form to the violent passions evident in the human dramas he depicts in such masterpieces as Deer Hunt, Disfruta, Passage and Raft (all 2009). Artnet.com’s Donald Kuspit writes that “Ludwig’s works are psychodramatic, not simply dramatic: they’re narratives of subjective conflict objectified through old paradigms of art – paradigms that are implicit as age-old and universal, that is, innate modes of representation, as subjective and for that matter social conflict.”
Both exhibits are free and open to the public. The regular Wilson Fine Art Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. The Cochenour Gallery is open during regular Ensor Learning Resource Center hours.
The collection of Dr. Donald L. and Dorothy Jacobs, now housed in the LRC gallery bearing their names on the campus of Georgetown College, has been hailed as one of the best contemporary art collections in Kentucky. Dr. and Mrs. Jacobs began collecting the work of Daniel Ludwig through the Heike Pickett Gallery in the early 1990s. Three of his works, along with work by his wife Anne Leone, are now part of this esteemed collection that consists of works by international, national, and regional artists. Another of Ludwig’s paintings, Stourhead Landscape, remains in the Jacobs family’s private collection and is featured in this exhibition.
Having met the Jacobs on a number of occasions, and having had the opportunity to enjoy Dr. Jacob’s keen eye and singular knowledge about art and his obsession with collecting, Ludwig was invited by Georgetown College to be the featured speaker at the Jacobs Gallery’s tenth anniversary event, Perspectives: Celebrating a Decade of the Dr. Donald L. and Dorothy Jacobs Gallery in 2012, honoring the Jacobs family’s contributions to Georgetown College.
Daniel Ludwig was raised in Lexington, Kentucky and began his career in art first in Jessamine County, then in Lexington and Cincinnati. Due to his time in Kentucky and his thirty-five-year association with Heike Pickett, there was fertile ground for assembling this showcase of Ludwig’s work from Kentucky area collections.
The Galleries at Georgetown College is pleased to present this retrospective and would like to extend a special thanks to the collectors and institutions that have lent work for this special exhibition.
This exhibition will be concurrently showing with the Heike Pickett Gallery. Their Versailles location, 110 Morgan St., will be presenting New Works by Daniel Ludwig, 2016-2018. Their Lexington location at CMW, 400 E. Vine St., will be showcasing Selected Paintings and Drawings.