A Matter of Light, The Art of Andre Pater

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Friday January 3

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Join us for a talk with artist Andre Pater on his new art book "A Matter of Light, the Art of Andre Pater" with a focus on his journey as a sporting artist and the process of making this book. The presentation will be introduced by Cabby Boone, Past Chairman of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, and followed by a Q&A session with Pater and a book signing opportunity. This event is free with museum admission.

A long awaited compendium of works by Andre Pater — considered one of the finest sporting artist working today — has just been released. The 240-page hardback art book entitled “A Matter of Light, The Art of Andre Pater” includes over 200 selected paintings and drawings, along with writings, musings, observations and essays about Andre Pater's life and work. 


In 11 visually powerful chapters “A Matter of Light” shines light on the artistic periods of Andre Pater, and how his style and technique evolved through a gamut of subjects from equestrian through historical and genre paintings to his recent Native American portrayals.


With a foreword by the Duke of Devonshire, an art essay by sporting art expert Lorian Peralto-Ramos, the images are  interwoven with conversational pieces by contributors including art collector Cabby Boone, Cross Gate Gallery purveyor — Greg Ladd,  jockey Ramon Dominguez and others, whose voices and colorful memories paint an intimate portrait of Pater's life and journey as an artist. 


About Andre Pater

Andre Pater is a painter of horses and equestrian subjects first, and a genre painter second. He is, arguably, the finest sporting artist of our time. His  admiration for the power and beauty of the horse began his career as an equine artist more than 40 years ago. Pater translates his vision to the canvas with technical skills of form, line, movement, color and light that are unparalleled. But It is perhaps his curiosity to explore new subjects with passion and a fresh eye that keeps his work at the forefront. While he travels the country and world for his work, Polish-American Pater resides on a farm in the heart of the Bluegrass in Lexington, Kentucky.

About Cabby Boone

Cabby Boone is Past Chairman of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, an art collector, a contributor to "A Matter of Light," and a soulful friend of the Artist.