LEXINGTON, Ky.-Ten artists have created fantastic coffins that reside between
the enigma of life and the mystery of death for “Death’s Showcase,” which opens
Wednesday, Oct 22, in Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery. The exhibit, which is free
and open to the public, runs through November 21.
The ten artists featured in this exhibition—Steve Armstrong, Roy “Bud” Davis, Marvin Francis, Jimmy Gordon, John Ishmael, Diane Kahlo, Sherri McGee, Bob Morgan, Fabio Rodriguez and Lynn Sweet—come from diverse backgrounds.
Last spring, Lexington artists Morgan and Armstrong approached Morlan Gallery Director Andrea Fisher with the idea of exhibiting artist-made coffins and caskets.
“Artists have been fabricating and decorating burial coffins for thousands of years,” says Fisher. “I thought it would be interesting to see how contemporary artists translate our modern day sensibilities into this ancient practice.”
The gallery’s regular hours are Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. and by special appointment. The gallery will also be open for the Lexington Gallery Hop on Friday, Nov. 21, from 5-8 p.m. For more information, contact gallery director Andrea Fisher at (859) 233-8142.