Wright Schickli Receives Director's Choice Award at The Chateau Gallery
Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 2/1/2023
Gateway to Hell, an image by PACC member Wright Schickli, was selected by the The Chateau Gallery in Louisville, Wright’s home town, for inclusion in its Scapes: Land, City, Hell online-only exhibition. Gateway to Hell received the Director’s Choice Award for the exhibition.
For its Scapes exhibit, the Gallery solicited all forms of landscape imagery, the premise being that, for much of art history, landscapes have offered the ability to view our world from a distance, allowing the elemental to become observable; in contrast, contemporary "scapes" untouched by human hands are all but extinct as we face the effects of the Anthropocene. The Gallery requested that entrants imagine their images examined by future archaeologists--because photographers are the documentarians and keepers of sanity in this world—and convey their view of the land, the city, or perhaps hell. The exhibition can be viewed at: https://chateaugallery.com/scapes-land-city-hell.
Wright says: Hilltop View (mis-titled Gateway to Hell by the Gallery) was captured by my infrared Nikon Z7 with an 850 Kolari B&W filter in the middle of the afternoon at Foothills Park. The clouds were very bright, and the infrared made them look even more intriguing, almost like swirling water and not sky.
The online-only exhibition takes place January 1 through February 1.
Wright Schickli: Gateway to Hell
The Chateau Gallery, set in the heart of the Historic Old Louisville Preservation District, is a contemporary hybrid art gallery with a narrative as captivating as the artwork housed within its walls. The building’s unique Chateauesque Victorian architecture lends credence to the gallery’s name, known informally as “The Chateau”.
The Chateau Gallery:
1230 South 3rd Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
Scapes: Land, City, Hell Exhibition:
January 1 – February 1