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Eric Mack’s Alpha Numerics at Channel to Channel in Nashville

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Eric Mack’s Alpha Numerics at Channel to Channel in Nashville

By Joe Nolan   Atlanta-based painter Eric Mack’s Alpha Numerics is showing at Channel to Channel in Nashville through October 20. These works offer compelling studies in abstraction where the grids of maps and satellite photos, and the angles and lines on blueprints become geometric elements in the artist’s expansive, palimpsestic surfaces. This show comments…

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Untitled (Flood), 2007 Barbaby Furnas Chaos and Awe

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Untitled (Flood), 2007 Barbaby Furnas Chaos and Awe

by Laura Hutson Hunter Barnaby Furnas, Untitled (Flood), 2007, urethane on linen, 140” x 84”. Photo courtesy of the Frist Art Frist Art Museum, June 22 – September 16, 2018 I thought Stanley Kubrick’s elevator scene in The Shining had ruined blood-soaked picture frames for everyone else, but that was before I saw the Barnaby…

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Drips, Cracks, Evidence: Contemporary Notions of the Sublime

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Drips, Cracks, Evidence: Contemporary Notions of the Sublime

by Kevin Mahoney Rachel Rossin, I Came and Went as a Ghost Hand (Cycle 2), 2015, Augmented Reality, Zabludowicz Collection Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century is an exhibition of works by nearly forty artists at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Curated by the museum’s Chief Curator, Mark Scala, the majority…

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What, How, Where, Where To?: A Review of Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century

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What, How, Where, Where To?: A Review of Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century

by Bridget Bailey Dean Byington, The Inquisitors, 2011. Photo by Bridget Baile Curated by Mark Scala at the Frist Museum of Art, June 22 through September 16, 2018 The paintings that have taken flight, swept or digitized into the main gallery at the Frist Museum of Art this summer embody chaos and awe, indeed, as…

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Chattanooga and Nashville

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Chattanooga and Nashville

by Mary Paige Pepper Alicia Eggert and Mike Fleming, You are (on) an island, 2011-2013, 120” x 120” x 96”, steel and neon. Featured in LAND AND SEA, Stoveworks. Photo by Mike Fleming. The first in a series of five, LAND AND SEA examines that which is seemingly familiar. Through sculpture, video, painting, and sound,…

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Nashville: Artist Run Galleries

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Nashville: Artist Run Galleries

by Michael Mitchell Joey Mitchell and Teddy & Oliver Benningfield view work at Haley Gallery, Hatch Show Print: Sonnenzimmer, Shape Song Sculpture, Infinite Descriptor and Studies in Matrix,1.8 (foreground to background). Photo by Michael Mitchell.Sonnenzimmer, Infinite Descriptor at 50%, Haley Gallery, Hatch Show Print. Photo by Michael Mitchell. Regional Update: Nashville One of the many…

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Nashville: “June, July, and August,”

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Nashville: “June, July, and August,”

by Bridget Bailey Afruz Amighi, We Wear Chains, 2018, 144”x160”, steel, fiberglass, mesh, chain, light, smoke. Photo by Bridget Bailey. “June, July, and August,” in the melodic words of Freddy Cannon, is the time for things to bloom and swelter, and much has bloomed and intensified in the Nashville art scene these summer months.  The…

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Memphis Summer

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Memphis Summer

by Judith Dierkes Gold Standard Part I #18 (Fruit Bowl), 2012. Photo courtesy of Jim Escalante. The Gold Standard #18 Fruit Bowl with Assorted Fruit. Fruit bowl thrown by Walter Brown. Assorted fruit from Whole Foods. Total Cost $221. London PM fixed rate on gold. 4/5/2010 $1159/oz..Value in pure (24k) gold: 0.19 oz Value in…

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S̶e̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ Experiencing Red

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S̶e̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ Experiencing Red

by Lisa M. Williamson Joseph Beuys, Das Kapital Raum 1970-1977 (1980), detail. Staaliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Sammlung Marx, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB. Photo by Thomas Bruns. Mark Rothko’s Untitled (1970) invites us to experience Red in-and-of itself, while Joseph Beuys’ Das Kapital exemplifies Rothko’s worst fear, that “black will eat the red.” Red…

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Yvette Cummings: Splendor & Fault

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Yvette Cummings: Splendor & Fault

by Dr. Jordan Amirkhani Yvette Cummings, The Voyeur Series, 2015-2017, 45 14” x 14” panels, acrylic and cut paper on canvas, installation view at APSU. Image courtesy of the artist and Michael Dickins, curator of The New Gallery at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. As a weary, young graduate student in the final months…

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