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Visiting Artist Series: Julie Leidner
April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Drawing from mythologies found in the Appalachian landscape, Julie Leidner is a Louisville-based artist who creates paintings and drawings that are part fantasy and part history. The character of the artist-cavewoman recurs in her work as an archetypal adolescent who moves through environments while learning to be human, and making/desiring things. Using paint as a primary medium, along with collage, performance, and publishing projects, Leidner’s practice digs into the layers of shared human impulses, and posits an alternate reality where time and distance can be collapsed.
The Spalding University Visiting Artist Series, sponsored by the Spalding art department, supports Louisville artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing a public forum for the discussion of artists’ work. The series also benefits emerging Spalding University BFA in Studio art students by creating a space for students to interact with local working artists. These events are free and open to the public.