Dudley Zopp, former Louisville artist and Zephyr Gallery member, will exhibit this
summer at the Moreman Gallery as another exhibition in the series of historic and
contemporary art exhibitions celebrating the Ohio River, that are grouped under the
banner of AFLOAT: An Ohio River Way of Life.
Beginning this past January with the Filson Historical Society’s exhibition, “Shantyboat
Life on the Ohio” galleries, institutions and advocacy organizations throughout Louisville
have joined together to present exhibitions, lectures and a variety of other activities
focusing on the centrality of the Ohio River to life in Louisville and its region. This June
7 th through July 6 th , the Moreman Gallery joins the AFLOAT consortium to present an
exhibition by Dudley Zopp.
A Kentucky native, Zopp, now living in Maine, is inspired by both geologic processes
and cultural histories, and her studio practice, which encompasses site-specific
installations as well as painting , drawing, woodcuts and artist bookmaking, is a natural
for inclusion in AFLOAT since both physical and social history of Louisville are
intimately bound by the ideas that inspire her art. Her exhibition is titled “Landscapes,
Vessels and Jars” and obviously refers to both Louisville’s setting and its ongoing
commercial engagement as a shipping center that springs from its location.