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Barry Simon


Rorschach's Kamasutra: An Algorithm of Sex and Gender


reception with the artist Sunday July 21, 2-4 pm


artist talk at 3 pm



Outsider artist and scientist Barry Simon explores the generation of human diversity—in 19 canvases that meticulously symbolize the complex workings of the human limbic system. While some visual influences are Piet Mondrian, Gustave Caillebotte, Wayne Thiebaud, and Hilma af Klint, his paintings come with notes and citations per his scientific background.


This new show at garner LARGE runs from July 21 through August 17, 2024. Gallery hours are Thurs-Sat 1-5, and by appointment.




Simon writes:


Rorschach’s Kamasutra is a presentation of aspects of the brain’s limbic system governed by genetics, developmental environment, reward and punishment, senses and modern-day culture. ...I believe everything human can be viewed as a “spectrum” of nature following the laws of thermodynamics. My choice to explore diversity as An Algorithm of Sex and Gender is based on my experience as a white American male of my age, gender and profession speaking and participating through art with what I know. This narrative is guided by my longstanding background in zoology, anatomy, reproductive veterinary medicine, and drug development. The current day scientific modalities to explore the subject are now astounding.



Barry Simon (b. 1950) was born in Cedaredge CO and received his DVM from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. He moved to Lexington KY in 1982, specializing in broodmare and stallion reproduction. In 1998 he founded Thorn BioScience, developing controlled release peptide injectables for managing ovulation in horses and swine. 


Thorn BioScience received FDA approval for SucroMate Equine in 2010, manufactured at CreoSalus in Louisville. CreoSalus owned and operated Advanced Chem Tech (fine chemicals) and Occam Design (medical devices). Occam Design also developed the Tetras peptide synthesizer, leading to a 5 year development contract for the manufacture of personalized human peptide cancer vaccines. Simon continues to work as COO of CreoSalus. 




garner LARGE

1013 Bardstown Rd., alley entrance at orange door

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1-5 and by appointment

(502) 303-7259 (text or voicemail)

garnerlarge@gmail.com

garnerlarge.com

above: Aaron Raymer Fragile Masculinity

below: Joyce Garner Bottle of Wine

1013 Bardstown Rd., alley entrance at orange door

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1-5 and by appointment

(502) 303-7259 (text or voicemail)

garnerlarge@gmail.com


Some parking available at the entrance; do not park at Jack Fry's.

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Accessibility

There is a small step to enter the front door, and a small step to enter the bathroom. The bathroom space is not cramped, but it does not have handrails. The warehouse bay door opens, which allows for wheelchair access via a small but steep ramp. Chair users will likely need an assist up and down the ramp, and this assistance is available. Text in advance if possible (502) 303-7259, beep car horn on arrival, or knock on the orange door.

Front door step: 8" 

Bathroom door step: 7"