Artist Jacob Heustis has made paintings that can be both playful and sardonic, as well as an installation with musician EMA that was shown at Louisville’s Land of Tomorrow gallery and was part of the 2012 Forecastle Festival. Overall, his figurative art can be stark but definitely eyecatching.
New work in the exhibit “Debutantes” at Swanson Contemporary, 638 E. Market St., is a bit of a departure: the pieces are made from glass mirrors that the artist engraved. They were inspired by a kind of graffiti that has been etched in his memory. At about age 10, Heustis visited a Harrodsburg inn that had been a girls’ school and found glass window panes with scratched names and dates from the late 1800s.
The gallery hosts an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit runs through Sept. 28.
For more information, call (502) 589-5466 or visit www.swansonreedgallery.com.
— Elizabeth Kramer, The Courier-Journal