“Clearing II” by Leslie Anglin

Six PYRO Gallery artists are collaborating for an exhibition titled “Converging Viewpoints,” which opens Friday in the gallery’s new Butchertown space. The artist collaborative relocated the gallery to the Butcherblock area last fall after spending five years in NuLu.

Participating artists in the exhibit include Leslie Anglin, Roy Ruiz Clayton, Beverly Glascock, Anne Huntington, James “Chip” Norton and Jenny Shircliff, and each brings his or her own unique style and medium to the show.

“Three Piece with Face” by James Norton

For example, Anglin experiments with various materials — from handmade paints and natural fibers to wooden pallets — while Norton focuses his photographer’s lens on relationships and human interaction, both real and abstract.

Glascock’s pieces will feature more traditional abstract and figurative work; Shircliff’s paintings also dabble in abstraction and sometimes feature her body being transformed into its surroundings; Huntington’s art is inspired by the beauty of imperfection; and Ruiz Clayton uses various utensils to create abstract portraits of people who have had an influence on his life.

Longtime gallery member Glascock tells Insider that while there isn’t an overall theme to the show, they have found “an amazing synergy and complementarity among the converging points of view,” she says. “We are amazed at how different everyone’s work is but how well it all works together.”

And while they’ve been enjoying the new space since late October, she’s looking forward to sharing it with others.

“Puddlejumping at Night (after Alex Kanevsky)” by Beverly Glascock

“We’re loving the new gallery — it’s large, with lots of light, and the neighborhood has a great vibe,” says Glascock. “We’re looking forward to showing together for this show.”

Louisvillians will have two chances to meet all six artists this week when the exhibit opens for a sneak peek on Friday, Jan. 5, from 6-9 p.m., and also on Sunday, Jan. 7, during the official opening reception from 1-5 p.m.

PYRO is located at 1006 E. Washington St.

Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville. She's known around town as the Bar Belle and updates her blog (barbelleblog.com) daily. She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."


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