Parking: Limited! If you've never been to Castleberry Hill, there is limited street parking and several paid lots. Make a night of it - have dinner at Old Lady Gang or No Mas! and then head to the art show.
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Ellex Swavoni is a multi-disciplinary, contemporary artist hailing from Louisville, Ky. She was born in 1992 and as a child, she fell in love with art toy design and the onslaught of information the internet brought. Throughout her formative years, she taught herself the art of sculpting and mold making.
Her love for toy design, sculpting, ancient spirituality, and graphic design, allows her to create sobering artworks that speak on her view of the world around her. She captures and translates her experiences into future ancient symbols, music, and minimal abstract works.
Her philosophy: It’s is the responsibility of artists to translate the human experience into things that the senses can accept even if the mind can’t comprehend. This viewpoint informs here spiritual imagery and Future Ancient style.
SAGE² is a collection that reveals the makeup of my psyche. The women that surrounded me (Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother) rehearsed doctrines to me as a child. I transcribed those colloquialisms into a series of "Future Ancient" sculptures in the language of art toys. Opposite to my childhood memories which I communicate in an abstract, minimal style. The distance from these experiences delivers a vague and fragmented image, yet their impact is potentially available.
The "Future Ancient" style puts ancient symbols and pop-culture references into the language of art toys. I also believe that Comic books are our modern-day mythology. I use cues from Comic book character design to develop new symbols for present-day theories. This style exhibits the scenario of our predecessors recovering artifacts from this current period in the same ways we uncovered artifacts from our ancestors.