UPCOMING SHOWS  

"Art in the Winner's Circle XIV"
Selected Student Artwork from the
Kentucky Derby Museum
Winter/Spring 201
9

Marta Elam Dorton
Paintings & Prints
Spring 201
9

Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery
15th Anniversary
Invitational Exhibitions
Summer 2019 - Spring 2020
KENTUCKY EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
100 MOORE DRIVE
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY 40601
(502) 564-5597
GALLERY HOURS
M-Th 8am-5pm, F 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm  
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ABOUT THE GALLERY

The Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery is
an alternative art space operating since
2004 in the lobby of Kentucky Employees
Credit Union in Frankfort, Kentucky,
hosted by the credit union and curated
by Larry W. Moore for Broadstone Media.

The gallery provides an opportunity to
see and purchase original art in a variety
of mediums created by local and
regional artists both emerging and
established.

In addition to the current show, we
carry works on consignment by many of
our  artists, including Stephanie Potter,
Rhett L Beck, Joan Schulte, Melanie
Sunbeam Smith, Jamie Sheppard, Marta
Dorton, Les Greeman, Lloyd Kelly, and
Susan Moore.

For information on purchasing art or
exhibiting in the gallery, contact us at
our business office:

Broadstone Media LLC
418 Ann Street
Frankfort, Ky  40601-1929
(502) 223-4415
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Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery
proudly represents

RHETT L. BECK

MELANIE SUNBEAM SMITH
(estate)

Please click on their names or the
navigation buttons at the top of the page.
I tend toward being an abstract painter, often working with layers of text, symbols,
and patterns.  The work in this show, however, is mainly representational. Most of
these paintings are not directly observational – meaning not painted in direct response
to a subject in front of me, but created instead from the imagination. However, they
are deeply grounded in observation, in the many drawings and watercolor studies I
make from the studio and from other locations.

The “here” in “The View from Here” refers in part my studio, a renovated South
Frankfort building. While not all of these works are literally views from the studio,

they were all created in this space.Initially, it didn’t seem to offer much in the way
of
views. There are neighboring houses close by on all sides, lots of trees, cars,
telephone poles, and power lines. From the back porch there is a glimpse of the

Capitol dome beyond a church steeple, but everything is obscured to some degree.
These are no real vistas.  Gradually, though, the things I could see began creeping

into my work. My previous studio, a small space upstairs in my home, looked out upon
a large maple, and there I painted a lot of trees. In the new space what crept into
my work was the afternoon light falling on a roof gable, or a bit of sky dissected by a
window sash. I began to look at the abstract patterns of views interrupted by
windows, posts, and telephone lines.  

The cigarette butts painted on rocks, the light switches, and the electric outlets

require some explanation.The “butt rocks” began in response to the popular painted
rock movement. People paint rocks and put them out for others to find. I decided to
get involved and wondered how one might hide the rocks in plain view. I don’t smoke,
but I’ve often noticed that cigarette butts are everywhere. Beyond being disgusting,
they present a real environmental hazard. Perhaps painting rocks to look like butts
might call attention to this in a small way. I painted some very simply and put them

out on the ground and was surprised how convincing they looked. They often remain-
ed in place for extended periods of time. I had succeeded in making art look like
trash, perhaps not much of an accomplishment, but it was the most trompe l’oeil
thing I had ever done. Thinking of other things that are common but largely over-
looked in the world around us, I somehow settled on light switches and electrical
outlets. For the latter I thought, everyone has a space near the floor where they

could hang a painting!

Lastly, I’ll mention some other influences on this work. Several people have

commented on the influence of surrealists such as Rene Magritte and Giorgio de
Chirico, but a stronger influence was something that those artists were inspired by,
which is classical art, particularly the early renaissance. I’m fascinated by the back
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grounds of many of these paintings, the glimpses through windows to blue skies and
distant lines of trees. Such backgrounds were often painted by the apprentices rather
than the masters. There seemed to be a congruence between that and what I was
seeing in my studio. Looking at those paintings closely gave me better strategies for
representing light and inspiration for how to think about the view from here, looking
out into the world beyond.

* * * * *

Bill Macintire is a resident of Frankfort where he lives with his wife Lori. He grew
up in the coastal community of Lewes, Delaware, and began drawing and painting at
an early age. He studied Art and Art History as an undergrad, and American

Decorative Arts as a graduate student at the University of Delaware. His first career
was in the field of historic preservation, including work at Colonial Williamsburg. In
1991 he accepted a position at the Kentucky Heritage Council. He continued to paint
in a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, and pastel, and showed his
work at the Capital Gallery of Art in Frankfort. He retired from
state government in
2013. The same year, he and his wife, Lori completed the major renovation of a

small house just one block from their home in South Frankfort. Bill now spends much
of his time in retirement at this second home, which also serves as his
studio.
OUR GALLERY MISSION

"In our experience as gallery curators, we
have found that the introduction of the right
work of art into a person's home or life can,
and has, added immeasurably to the quality of
some of our patron’s lives.  Even those simply
passing by and viewing have told us how much
they appreciate our shows.

It is part of our gallery philosophy that art is
incomplete until it is seen and appreciated.  
The role of Broadstone Gallery is to find the
artists, display their works, and give those
who might appreciate their art a chance to
see it.

To us, art represents not only beauty, but
hope and optimism. Especially in these
distressed times, art is an important reminder
that these are still part of the human spirit.  
We hope to be able to continue to foster it for
a long time to come.

Thanks to our artists, our patrons and
especially to our gracious hosts at KECU for
their support."

Jane Chancellor Moore (1951-2010)
Jane Chancellor Moore was the principal
curator of Broadstone Gallery from its
opening until her untimely death in the spring
of 2010, at which time KECU renamed the
gallery in her honor. Jane is pictured in the
photo above, in the center in the background.  
That was appropriate, for while she was very
much the center of everything we did at
Broadstone, she also preferred to remain in
the background.  For more photos and
information about Jane, please
click here to
visit our memorial page.
Artist's Statement

Bill Macintire
"The View from Here"
New & Selected Works

December 3, 2018 - February 22, 2019

Artists' Reception
Friday December 7, 2018
5:00-7:00pm
I've been aware of Bill Macintire's artwork for a while now, thanks to his exhibitions in
Ellen Glasgow's Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art (ah, without Ellen it's impossible
to imagine an art scene in Frankfort). But it was his long distance connection to San
Diego artist Susan Moore (not incidentally my sister-in-law and one of our regular
gallery artists) that nudged me to invite him to exhibit at the JCM Gallery. And I'm
grateful for that nudge, for Bill brings a unique and often humorous perspective to his
painting that I'm delighted to share with our patrons. It comes as no surprise that his
long career in documenting historic buildings would have led him to incorporate
architectural details in his artwork (as in his photo-realistic paintings of light switches,
for one example); but more tellingly he often explores how our experience of the
world is mediated by our built environment, how the view from a window literally
frames our "view from here." Viewing Bill's works, one first may be charmed by their
whimsy (as well as his accomplished artistry) before realizing that he has led us into
some very thought-provoking terrain. But that's what the best art always does.  

                                                               Larry W. Moore, curator
Curator's Statement