The Cochenour Gallery brings to campus artwork by new, emerging, or experiment artists for the enrichment of the college and local community.
May 8th – August 7th, 2015
Interpretations of Landscape
While an integral part of art and art history, landscapes have garnered themselves a reputation for being monotonous extensions of lesser artwork, hinging on the general public’s belief that landscape is synonymous with pastel realism and grandmother mantle pieces. This perpetuation of the blasé landscape can be traced back to the French Academy’s 17th and 18th century Hierarchy of Genres that christened landscape as reportorial images without artistic imagination or intellectual message. The pieces featured in the Interpretations of Landscape exhibit seek to disassemble the idea that landscapes lack creativity and moral elucidations. Using a multitude of art movements and stylistic influences, this exhibition embodies the multifaceted nature of sceneries, redefining both the idea of and giving respect to the genre’s emotional nuances and though provoking capabilities.
August 17th – September 25th
An exhibition by Georgetown College graduate Peggy Coots. Peggy is a recent grad of the University of Kentucky with a MFA in Studio Art.
October 5th – October 30th
Homecoming 2015: Connections & Stories. This exhibition will be curated by the students of the Fall 2015 Curatorial Studies class. The exhibit will feature artwork, photographs, and memorabilia from the Permanent Collection and the Special Collection.
November 13th – December 11th
State of Painting
Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky will host a symposium-based exhibition on the State of Painting from November 11, 2015 – January 6, 2016. It will sample work by the teaching professionals from Kentucky colleges and universities, all responsible for shaping the painting programs at their institutions. Our hope is to offer their ideas, work, and other insights to both the discussion on Painting itself as well as its place amidst issues at large.
The invitee list includes: Asbury University, Bellarmine University, Berea College, Campbellsville University, Centre College, Eastern Kentucky University, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Lindsey Wilson University, Kentucky State University, Kentucky School of Art/Spalding University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Morehead State University, Northern Kentucky University, St. Catharine College, Thomas Moore College, Transylvania University, University of the Cumberlands, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Pikeville and Western Kentucky University.