Two rotating galleries in UK Chandler Hospital and one in the Kentucky Clinic showcase some of Kentucky’s most forward-thinking artists. The hope is that these galleries will bring the community to the hospital to see art and hence link the hospital to the cultural landscape. The West Gallery provides 170 feet of wall space, and the smaller of the two rotating galleries, the East Gallery allows for more dramatic and succinct presentations of artists. Our North Gallery offers a space to expand our exhibit capacity while exposing outpatients, ambulatory staff and researchers to our program. To view our current and past pieces, take a look our photo gallery.
East Gallery: Robert Tharsing: A Room with a View
Colorful oil on canvas paintings done from the artist's view of downtown Lexington at his High Street studio in the 1990's. The
paintings in this exhibition literally and elegantly depict one artist’s brief view
of a small corner of the Earth in all of its beautiful banality.
West Gallery: James Baker Hall: The Mirror's Beveled Edge
Four color and black & white groupings of Hall's photographs made between 1970 and 2005 featuring his self-proclaimed penchant for "noticing without being noticed." Read press coverage here.
Large abstract paintings done with Korean
pigments on paper and canvas. These stunning visual tableaus demonstrate a
Korean approach as well as influences from American color-field painters such
as Mark Rothko.
Thornton Dial: Coded Language : (June 2011 - January 2012)
Graphite and watercolor drawings depicting some of the early symbols of the Dial vernacular.
Guy Mendes: 40 / 40 (April 2011 - September 2011)
Silver gelatin prints of 40 portraits over 40 years of shooting Lexington personalities.
Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law: Gee's Bend Prints ( February 2012 - August 2012)
Hand colored prints of the famous Gee’s Bend quilts.
Albert Moser: Panorama (October 2011 - September 2012)
Handmade panoramas of Lexington in the 1950s created by mentally challenged photographer Albert Moser.
John Cohen: The High Lonesome Sound (October 2012 - May 2013)
Silver gelatin prints of Appalachia at work, at worship and making music in the 50s.
Paul Sawyier: The Two Villages (September 2012 – January 2013)
Watercolors based on Rose Terry Cooke’s poem.
Body Mapping: (January 2013 – February 2013)
Life size canvases created by transplant patients in an art therapy workshop.
Lina Tharsing: Making a New Forest ( March 2013 – August 2013)
Black and white oil on panel based on archival photos of the creation of dioramas for the National History Museum.
Tipping Point: Twelve Years of Latitude Artist Community in Lexington (June 2013 - February 2014)
A collection of mentally handicapped artists that have flourished in the community of a local artist workshop.
Austin Eddy: Full Moon Swoon (August 2013 - April 2014)
Black and white acrylic on canvas that pushes at the meaning of "good art."
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