‘Wake the Sleeping Birds’ @ Swanson Contemporary Gallery

Through May 12

Swanson Contemporary Gallery
638 E. Market St. • 589-5466
swansonreedgallery.com

“I did not begin by saying ‘I want to be a Symbolist,’” says artist Laurie Doctor. “I didn’t even start out wanting to paint.” Those words were my introduction to her work. Doctor, showing for the first time in Louisville since her move here from Boulder, Colo., perhaps can be best described as a poet who paints. The almost 30 paintings in the exhibition express her wish to “communicate moments of fluidity between this world and the world of dreams. I want to share the sense of confirmation that happens when a dream steps right through the daytime door. I am no longer interested in being representational. It is the attempt to discover what the painting is trying to be.” —Jo Anne Triplett 

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