Morlan Gallery opens new exhibition on
October 23 with SNAP! Exhibition runs through November 17; part of Lexington
Gallery Hop November 17
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Four emerging artists from New York, Philadelphia and Virginia
will exhibit their newest work at Transylvania University’s Morlan Gallery in an
exhibit entitled SNAP! The exhibit opens Monday, October 23, and runs through
Friday, November 17, 2006.
Andy Byers, Ryan Kelly, Morgan Herrin and Andrea Moreau are four up-and-coming
visual artists who have two things in common: They are 2005 Ohio State
University masters graduates and they are meeting with great success in their
first year out of grad school.
Kelly and Byers are ceramicists, Herrin is a sculptor and Moreau is a painter.
Kelly was just awarded the prestigious Resident Artist position at The Clay
Studio in Philadelphia; Byers has been working as an art director’s assistant in
New York and playing with his critically successful band, Minus Story; Herrin
received rave reviews for his new work in the exhibit Diamonds Cut Diamonds at
Rare Gallery in New York; and Moreau was awarded a full fellowship to the
Vermont Studio Center, the largest and most international artists' and writers'
residency program in the United States.
The jazzy one-word title, SNAP!, is a slang term to describe disbelief, which is
what viewers will feel when taking in the sculptures and drawings in the
“Each of these artists has a real gift for taking mundane and ordinary materials
from our everyday lives and turning them into the magical, the beautiful and the
humorous,” said Andrea Fisher, director of the Morlan Gallery.
SNAP! includes classically carved sculptures made of foam and tape, sea animals
languishing on the cool tile of the gallery floor and even some well-known
The artists will be on campus Friday, November 17, and will give two gallery
talks in the Morlan Gallery, 10:50-11:20 a.m. and 1:30-2 p.m. The Morlan Gallery
will host a reception for the artists that same day, from 5–8 p.m. to coincide
with the Lexington Gallery Hop.
The Morlan Gallery is open weekdays, noon to 5 p.m., and by special appointment.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
Andrea Fisher, director of the Morlan Gallery, at (859) 233-8142.
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