Past Gallery Artists

Perceptual Painters Exhibition

The Spalding University Huff Gallery and The Kentucky School of Art invite you to view a comprehensive survey of paintings that examine diverse concepts of observation.

Observation is not an end but rather a beginning point for an emotional, formal, or imaginative statement of exploration. We believe in the responsive energy that comes from painting directly in front of the motif: the give and take between painter and subject, painter and painting.

Artists: Victoria Barnes, Dave Campbell, Tim Conte, Peter Van Dyck, David Jewell, Matt Klos, John Lee, Aaron Lubrick, Scott Noel, Carolyn Pyfrom, Erin Raedeke, Brian Rego, Neil Riley, Andrew Patterson-Tutschka, Thomas Walton

Opening Reception: January 4, 6-8 pm
Artist Lecture by Scott Noel February 7, 6-7pm

Huff Gallery
Spalding University 853 Library Lane Louisville, KY 40203

Kentucky School of Art 849 Gallery
Spalding University 849 S. Third Street Louisville, KY 40203

Thaniel Ion Lee: Works on Canvas

August 26 – October 7 , 2012

Untitled, 8” x 10”, acrylic on canvas, 2012

For the last ten years my work has been about how to remove the viewer from his/her reality so they can in turn view it from a distance and re-examine their world from a different point of view.

I am a strong believer that one of the many roles of an artist is to bring the viewer outside of their everyday world by either creating new ideas or concepts for the viewer to climb into or by putting the viewer into the artists life by creating work the discusses the life of the artist.

To create my work,  I  have been known to use a combination of identity art that talks about my life as a person with a disability, complex rules and regulations for either myself or others to construct a work by and/or purposely absurd works that remove the viewer from reality.

-Thaniel Ion Lee

Gibbs Rounsavall : “365″

April 15 – May 20, 2012

Gibbs Rounsavall teaches painting and drawing at Fairdale High School where he was the recipient of the Most Influential Teacher of the Year award.  He received his Masters in Art Education form the University of Louisville and his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with a Concentration in Illustration from Washington University in St. Louis.  He resides in Louisville Kentucky and has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Green Building Gallery in 2013.  His work can be found in public, private and corporate collections.


“Secret Identity”

Gwendolyn Kelly: Meditations on Houses and Other Everyday Objects

February 26 – April 8, 2012

Gwendolyn L. Kelly is a visual artist and life-long learner with a B.F.A. & a M.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Louisville. She has participated in many exhibitions including FortuneTeller, a one-woman show at Spalding University’s Huff Gallery, KY Jelly at Swanson Reed Contemporary, L is for Louisville!: A Children’s Abecedary & Art Book at The Green Building, Model Homes and Habitats at Bernheim Forest, the Water Tower Annual, and the African American Invitational Art Exhibition at Actors Theater. Since October 2005 Gwendolyn has hosted a weekly open-to-the-community jewelry making studio in the California Neighborhood in collaboration with ArtsReach Louisville – a program of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. She has work included in Fiberarts Design Book Six and Seven published by Lark Books and has been awarded Artist Enrichment grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women.

Shelter, Detail. Mixed Media, 2011


Rex Lagerstrom,Wood, Wax, Oil and Lacquer

January 8 – February 19, 2012

Mr. Lagerstrom graduated from Bellarmine College with a BA in Art and Organic Chemistry, studied under Bob Lockhart, attended Blackhawk Mountain School of Art in Colorado post-graduate then did a three year apprenticeship in Stained glass and design with Fenestra Studios in Louisville, studied under Peter Eichhorn. He is represented by B. Deemer Gallery, and is a former member of Zephyr Gallery. Lagerstrom has had over 30 shows in Louisville Area, and produced medical illustrations for more than 40 journal articles (including the Jarvik-7 artificial heart project and the second edition of Dr William Olsen’s Neurology text book). Lagerstrom is also an Internist, and has practiced for 23 years.

Vessel, 7” x 7 “, oil crayon and pencil on Birchwood panel, 2011

Vessel, 7” x 7 “, oil crayon and pencil on Birchwood panel, 2011

Annie Langan, Connections in Solitude

October 9 – December 11, 2011

Annie Langan received her MFA in Photography at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2008. She previously received her BFA in Photography from the Atlanta College of Art in 2002. Langan’s work has been included within national and international exhibitions as well as several art collections, including the private collection of Sir Elton John and the Museum of Art -Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Her work has been exhibited in galleries such as Soho Photo Gallery in NYC and Gallery 2 & Project Space in Chicago, Illinois. From 2000-04 her photography was exclusively represented by Momus Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.


Russel Hulsey, Anti Portraits

August 21 – October 2, 2011

Anti Portraits culls works by Louisville-based Artist Russel Hulsey from 2007-present.  The exhibition consists of sixteen individual works in three categories: Jack Kerouac’s America, Television Families, and a simple, yet refined, tribute to late Artist and friend Stephen Irwin.  All three categories merge together here to form: “Anti-Portraits.”  The artist states, “This exhibition is so-titled because of my interest in portraiture, or rather, what the ‘portrait’ can be.  I hope to approach this age-old tradition with a poetic sensibility, and to push into territories that speak not only to presence but, also to impermanence, action, and memory.”

Song to Kerouac, Russel Hulsey 2009 |

Keith Auerbach, Photographs

March 10, 2011

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Dominic Guarnaschelli, False Testimony

April 17, 2011

Dominic has an MFA from Florida State University. He is a freelance photographer/designer and has served as adjunct faculty at Bellarmine Unviersity. See more of Dominic’s work at:


Neil Callander, Paintings

January 9, 2011

Neil Callander recently returned to Louisville KY, his hometown, to teach painting and drawing at the University of Louisville and Indiana University Southeast.  He received his BFA from Indiana University in 2003 and his MFA from The Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University in 2006.  Additionally, Neil received a full fellowship to attend The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2005.  After graduate school Neil worked as a painting assistant to the artist Jeff Koons in his studio in New York City.  Neil’s work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions including the 2010 WaterTower Regional in Louisville, The 2009 Paint Snob Invitational in Waco TX, and First Look at the NJ Center for Contemporary Art.  Currently Neil is preparing to mount two solo exhibitions in 2011 at Goose Barnacle Gallery in Brooklyn NY and Vincennes University.  He paints in his basement studio and lives with his wife, young son and a large dog. Neil is Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at UofL. Visit for more of Neil’s work.

Dusty’s Tapes
20″ x 20″
oil on linen on panel
2010, by Neil Callander

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