Search and Rescue
A Group Show Featuring Amy Brener, Kiah Celeste, James Benjamin Franklin, Denise Furnish, Bette Levy, Josh Sachs, and Kennedy Yanko
February 3 – April 9, 2023
Member and Donor Private Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Public Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
In conjunction with “Liora Kaplan: The Lighthouse is Dark Between Flashes,” “Search and Rescue” presents six artists who use found objects and materials in their work. Like Liora Kaplan, artists Kennedy Yanko, James Benjamin Franklin, Kiah Celeste, Amy Brener, Bette Levy, Josh Sachs, and Denise Furnish recontextualize found objects and materials that transport otherwise recognizable forms into the realm of art.
Appropriated from the disaster management term for rescuing those who are threatened or endangered, the title “Search and Rescue” implies that among each artist, there lies an undercurrent of recovery and reclamation in their work. Their practices engage with methods of collage and assemblage that stretch the conventional boundaries of sculpture, painting, installation, and fiber art.
Together, these artists probe the ways in which found objects and materials can imbue a work of art with new meaning while simultaneously exploring the notion of the artist’s hand in the act of making.
A Special Thanks to our Sponsors
Kentucky Fund For the Arts
Kentucky Arts Council
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Charles M. and Joan R. Taylor Foundation in Memory of Alfred R. and Mary N. Shands
Leslie and James Millar