garner LARGE (art)

above: Pocket Full of Plums

Margaret Archambault 


new works: 2020-2023

through November 26

closing reception with the artist

Sunday November 26, 2-4 pm

1013 Bardstown Rd., alley entrance at orange door. Some parking available at the entrance; do not park at Jack Fry's.


gallery hours Thurs., Fri., Sat. 1-5—text or email to confirm. (502) 303-7259   garnerlarge@gmail.com

above: Valentines for Nikola

artist statement

After a tumultuous period of loss, both personal (the death of my father followed closely by the death of my mother) and physical loss of my studio and the gallery I had shown with for nearly 14 years, I found myself creating from a place of growing darkness. Historically, I’d been an extremely productive artist and although I continued to paint during this period, I began to see a sense of sadness reflected in my work that I hadn’t previously known. A part of me had died and my work clearly demonstrated that loss.

As time worked its magic and I began to feel the weight of atmospheric darkness begin to fade, I created what became the first piece in a new body of work. “Clearing the Clouds,” a mixed-media oil on canvas, represented a fresh start and a new attitude towards daily life. I was not dead and life had not yet taken me down. It was time, after more than a year, to take advantage of the scars on my heart and create from this new vantage point where the loss is real, but recognizing that in death there is life. 

“Resurrection” is a collection of mixed media oil paintings that remind the viewer to consider that the myriad of experiences, interactions and emotions that we survive each day are not only fleeting, but vital to our evolution. By using materials such as personal antique letters, gold leaf, ink and traditional oil paint this series shares the commonality of life and the challenge of living, while demonstrating the value of difficulty, pain and loss. We become ourselves as a direct result of these moments. They shape who we are, who we’ve been and who we desire to become. These alterations, vast as they are, help us to appreciate the beauty of living and how the smallest joy can have the biggest impact.  

above: Resurrection I

also showing: Debra Clem, Tim Crowder, Lennon Michalski, Wendi Smith


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"