121 E Washington Street
Louisville, KY 40206
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Hours: Open everyday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm with evening hours on Fridays

Portrait of the Artist at 75 by Jeffery Parrish
Dates: September 22 – November 11, 2017
Events: Opening Reception: September 22 at 6:00-9:00 pm

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Artist Statement

This is personal. It is an image-based essay compiled by a person who has known David Crosby for 30 years and who does not ordinarily ply the trade of the professional artist. I was allowed the privilege and access to photograph David while on stage and while off stage with his wife, Jan, and with a host of family and friends. Do not look for a journalist’s interpretation or an artist’s expression. The theme that is portrayed in these photos was open, obvious and experienced by everyone at hand, whether at soundcheck, in the audience or backstage. The capture was inevitable, unavoidable and not attributable to technique, device or any plan. Please allow yourself to accept and be profoundly inspired by a forward-looking 75 year old artist who works everyday, not in search of happiness, but because of it.

Excerpt from Stereogum.com: David Crosby Speaks by Ryan Leas 10/12/2016:

DAVID CROSBY: Portrait of the Artist at 75

A collection of candid photographs taken on the cusp of David Crosby’s 75th year. A time of fresh direction, prolific creativity, new artistic collaborations and most important of all, happiness.

STEREOGUM: This has been a pretty fertile, prolific phase of your career, and you’re in your mid-seventies. How does that come about? Is it like a flood of inspiration, or is it just a matter of finding the right people to write with?

CROSBY: I can’t figure it out. I do not have a nice, fluid answer for you. I’m happy. That’s, I think, what’s going on. I think it’s as simple as that. I’m happy with my family, I’m very happy with my life, and I’m very happy with music. I think that has to do with me doing as well as I’m doing…if that’s all it is, there couldn’t be a better reason.

Copper & Kings is a distinctive Louisville distillery known for environmentally responsible eye-inspiring architecture and for immersing its aging brandy barrels in the pulsating sounds of rock ‘n’ roll music. When approached to participate as a gallery for the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, Copper & Kings enthusiastically agreed to showcase a first ever public display of black & white images that focus on two- time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, David Crosby.

The gallery is on the second floor of the distillery open every day to the public from 11am to 5pm with evening hours on Fridays. Special music events to include live performances and impromptu gatherings for spinning vinyl will be announced. Select prints and a compilation photo book will be offered for sale.

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