Fitzgerald, Kavanagh and Bulgakov by Charlotte Bracegirdle

Fitzgerald, Kavanagh and Bulgakov by Charlotte Bracegirdle

English painter and photographer Charlotte Bracegirdle will have works on display at the Covi Gallery. Br4acegirdle will also give a talk on October 31st at the UofL Library, Chao Auditorium, at 3:00pm with a reception following. The works will be on display from October 3 – November 10, 2013.

Bracegirdle’s Artist Statement:

Appropriation can be understood as “the use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work.” In the visual arts, to appropriate means to properly adopt, borrow, recycle or sample aspects (or the entire form) of man-made visual culture.

Derivative work is a work based upon one or more pre-existing works, such as a translation, musical arrangement, motion picture version, sound recording, art reproduction, abridgement, condensation, or any other form in which a work may be recast, transformed, or adapted. A work consisting of editorial revisions, annotations, elaborations, or other modifications which, as a whole, represent an original work of authorship, is a derivative work.

The two descriptions above are the basis for my practice, I appropriate pre-existing images from Old Masters and 20th Century Photographic printed reproductions. I paint-out sections of the prints to reveal other aspects of the image. It changes the focus to new elements that were already present but not noticeable before and transforms the entire concept.


Covi Gallery
Hite Art Institute/Department of Fine Arts
104 Schneider Hall,
University of Louisville,
Louisville, KY 40292

Phone: 502.852.6794