Thursday, September 30, 2010

10/15 Mike Ratterman Sculpture exhibit

Louisville Artist Mike Ratterman, co-founder of the infamous and defunct 953 Gallery on Clay st in Smoketown, is having his first Exhibition in several years at Bellarmine’s McGrath Gallery, October 15 - November 7, since resigning from Zephyr Gallery on Market Street. the opening reception will be on the 15th 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Ratterman is known for his towering amorphous kinetic sculptures using found and reclaimed materials. Ratterman's day job is Funeral Director for Ratterman Family Funeral home, and this new work is inspired by this and his passion for Nature and wildlife. In his artist statement, Ratterman says "“There is this whole cyclical thing going on in the sculptures which is also going on in my other job as a funeral director. That transfer of energy from form to formless. I see it tying into that as well. Being present in one state and changing into another state.”
Ratterman, and other artists will have work displayed this weekend at the Motherlodge fest at the Rud.

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