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Douglas Miller is a professional artist whose drawings have exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Additionally, Douglas does freelance illustrations as well as private and corporate commissions. Recently, he received the prestigious Al Smith Fellowship for Visual Arts from the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. His artwork is in the collections of the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, the University of Louisville, the Speed School of Engineering, and numerous private collections. His work has appeared in Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist: Drawing, and Manifest Gallery Drawing Annuals. It also has been featured on NPR’s First Watch. Douglas received his M.F.A. from U of L in 2018. He lives and works in Louisville. For more information, visit douglasmillerart.com.
Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 17
Papka’s art is mixed media and combines assemblage, encaustic painting, the use of books and wood panels as substrates, and found objects as relevant embellishments. The beeswax of encaustic painting allows him to generate layers of information in hi artwork, but keep it mysterious–almost dreamy and historical. His work is continually evolving and is inspired by issues in biology, influence of science in his life, and the major players in the history of science and religion. He uses the interrelations between math, science, music, philosophy and practical applications in technology. His love for books influenced his decision to recycle them in an altered form and continually utilize themes involving text. He believes in painting as a physical act of thinking. Process is everything–it is the work.