Number: 103

Signifying Nothing

Signifying Nothing

By Audrey Molloy         Only in its ideally lifeless, empty, windswept plains is the life of abstract thought possible. Only there does a mind closed on itself open unto the world, recognize itself in the harshest ...

What’s It Worth To Ya?…

What’s It Worth To Ya?…

By Lawrence Jasud       …is a question that hangs over every conversation, negotiation, lecture, opening and artist’s talk in the art world. In the larger context, money has become the unmentioned guest in almost every human ...

a love letter to everything unstable

a love letter to everything unstable

By the Watkins College of Art MFA Faculty Collective, Nashville, Tennessee (facilitated by Jodi Hays)     Nothing is stable. James Baldwin wrote that artists remind us that nothing is stable under heaven, though we like to collectively ...

Editorial 103

Editorial 103

  Glancing through an art history textbook, it is noticeable that important moments in art came out of important moments in history. Those moments challenged the creative minds through times that were confusing, tragic, and hopeful. From ...

Touch Magic: Secret love of machine girl

Touch Magic: Secret love of machine girl

By Yutong Liu   To the machines and devices who stay with me during this isolation time period.         When you sit in front of screen, You become me. When you touch me, On the screen, Click the mouse, Type the ...

Silent Walls

Silent Walls

By Christine Bespalec-Davis She/Her         I last saw my students in March, the week before the the city of Chattanooga and Walker State Prison – where for the past two years I have worked as a volunteer on behalf of ...

Interview with Katie Delmez: Curating in Crisis

Interview with Katie Delmez: Curating in Crisis

By Sara Lee Burd       Over the past 19 years at Nashville’s Frist Art Museum, curator Katie Delmez has committed herself to working on exhibitions that are deeply rooted in historical context and community connection. From ...

An Interview with Charis Barnes, Class of 2020

An Interview with Charis Barnes, Class of 2020

By Judith Dierkes       What classes were you taking your last semester at the University of Memphis this spring? How did they change after spring break as a result of the pandemic?   I took Thesis Exhibition and Ceramics I. I ...

Review of “James Van Way: Doodlebug & Them”

Review of “James Van Way: Doodlebug & Them”

By Chet Bromstein       2020: James Van Way, Artist of the Year   James Van Way is a fixture in Lafayette, Louisiana’s cultural landscape; a sentimental statement, but it is true. Over the last twenty years he has ...