McGrath Gallery Schedule

All McGrath events are free and open to the public. The gallery is located in Wyatt Hall on Bellarmine Boulevard off Norris Place, near the intersection of Norris Place and Princeton Drive. Hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday noon - 4 p.m., when the Bellarmine campus is open. Upcoming schedule is below. Visit our Past Exhibits page archival information.

Fall 2021

The McGrath Gallery at Bellarmine University presents "Picturing Community" in partnership with the Louisville Photo Biennial.

Photograph by Timothy Robertson Photograph by Michael Winters

Featuring photographs by Jordan Lienhoop, Scotty Perry, Timothy Robertson (above left) and Michael Winters (above right).

  • Dates: October 8 – November 5
  • Events: Opening Reception, October 8th from 5 – 7 PM

Shae Goodlett: Reflectance

  • Godhede 2021 - Ink on Cut PaperAugust 20 - September 24
  • Reception: Friday, August 20, 5 - 7PM

About the exhibition: Reflectance can be defined as the measurable total quantity of visible light reflected by an object in all directions when illuminated by a light source - that is, the object's permanent, essential property such as color (Kandel, 2016). The perception of these visual properties, such as that found in a work of art, are greatly influenced by their context. That is to say that the way in which a viewer perceives a color is not only determined by the surrounding compositional elements of art such as line, form, light, and pattern, but also the individual’s own personal internal context.

Analogously, spirituality and ritualistic practice offer a similar theory. In each there are physically observable elements such as symbols, props, and mantras used to prompt an internal interpretation of that which is being exhibited. Therefore spirituality, like color, is a relative medium whose meaning is subject to an individual’s own cognition.

The body of work exhibited in Reflectance investigates the perception of color and its emotional, spiritual, and associative qualities. The exhibition is a series of colorful geometric abstractions whose intricate mark-making reflect those of ritualist practice. These works on paper are displayed under subdued light to create a contemplative space that encourages inner reflection/meditation and spiritual/personal transcendence.

Fall 2021

Shae Goodlett: Reflectance

  • Godhede 2021 - Ink on Cut PaperAugust 20 - September 24
  • Reception: Friday, August 20, 5 - 7PM

About the exhibition: Reflectance can be defined as the measurable total quantity of visible light reflected by an object in all directions when illuminated by a light source - that is, the object's permanent, essential property such as color (Kandel, 2016). The perception of these visual properties, such as that found in a work of art, are greatly influenced by their context. That is to say that the way in which a viewer perceives a color is not only determined by the surrounding compositional elements of art such as line, form, light, and pattern, but also the individual’s own personal internal context.

Analogously, spirituality and ritualistic practice offer a similar theory. In each there are physically observable elements such as symbols, props, and mantras used to prompt an internal interpretation of that which is being exhibited. Therefore spirituality, like color, is a relative medium whose meaning is subject to an individual’s own cognition.

The body of work exhibited in Reflectance investigates the perception of color and its emotional, spiritual, and associative qualities. The exhibition is a series of colorful geometric abstractions whose intricate mark-making reflect those of ritualist practice. These works on paper are displayed under subdued light to create a contemplative space that encourages inner reflection/meditation and spiritual/personal transcendence.