About the Artist
Andrew Brinkhorst is a photographer who has lived Lexington, Kentucky, for the last eighteen years. Strongly influenced by the classic documentary styles of photographers such as Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Bill Allard, Martine Franck, Danny Lyon, and Stanley Greene, his primary interest is in street and documentary photography. He has studied with renowned Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey, and his work has been published in local and regional newspapers and magazines, and exhibited in festivals and public events. His current project explores and documents the seeming renaissance occurring in the live music, art, and small business environments in Lexington.
"That feeling of a great show, a song that works, a recording that captures exactly what you’re after. Pursuing your art. All of those things are the thing. This Is The Thing."
Lexington Art League (LAL): Could you tell me a bit about yourself and your background?
Annie Sprinkle began her life as Ellen Steinburg, but, over time, she recreated herself as the vivacious, voluptuous, fearless Annie Sprinkle; the complete opposite of timid, shy, conservative Ellen. Annie Sprinkle is a lot of things: an artist, an activist, a scholar, a thespian, and a sex-positive feminist, just to name a few. She has an extensive portfolio of work ranging from photography, books, films, performance pieces and lectures. Annie has spent much of her life as an advocate for sex education and equal rights. Nothing about her is conventional; a former prostitute turned porn star with a Ph. D. who explores sexuality and shamelessly shares her experiences through writing, visual art, and performances while teaching others to embrace a subject society considers taboo. She is as feisty and colorful as her name suggests. Throughout her life of work, she has always striven to entertain as well as educate.
A significant part of Annie’s work has been in the performing arts, traveling around the world sharing her experiences and thoughts about sex and sexuality through her one-woman shows. Her most notable performances include Post-Porn Modernist and Public Cervix Announcement. These controversial shows have garnered wide interest as well as notoriety, prompting riots and a debate in the U.S. Senate about whether or not the government should fund “controversial art”. But, likely, such reactions are what Annie hopes for. Her method is to present sexuality in a radical, uncensored way so that it cannot be ignored.
Public Gallery Hours
Saturday 12pm - 5pm
Viewings also available by appointment
The Loudoun House
209 Castlewood Dr.
Lexington, Ky. 40505
All Lexington Art League programs are made possible through the generous support of LexArts.
The Kentucky Arts Council, a state arts agency, provides operating support to the Lexington Art League with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by Lexington Parks & Recreation.