Opening reception of "Repurposing Mythology" with Paul Nelson
April 13th 5:00 – 9:30pm
5pm: Doors open for exhibition preview
6pm: Glass blowing demo with Paul Nelson
8:pm-9:30pm: Live Jazz with the Henry Ashwood Jazz Project
Paul Nelson has been working as an independent artist in glass and other media for over 20 years. Paul received his B.A. In Studio Art and World Religion in 1992 from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Having finished his M.F.A. in Sculpture at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1997, Paul moved to Louisville, Kentucky to continue his professional career.
Much of Paul’s current work focuses on portraiture, narrative, and a sort of re-contextualization of the sculpted subject, via their cultural and historical contributions to society. Often these characterizations juxtapose brooding dark comedy, epic fantasy, and a quest for depth in meaning. The use of thick cast glass in Paul’s sculpture allows the element of light to enhance this purpose.
Nelson works with internationally acclaimed artists such as Stephen Rolfe Powell, whose class at Centre College in Danville KY Paul oversees in Powell’s absence.
Paul Nelson’s work has been viewed nationwide in gallery, museum, and event-based exhibitions.