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What Can Never Be

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What Can Never Be

By Raph Cornford   You are not the institution you represent/attend/promote. You never will be. At best you have compromised with a failing system to do what good you can in chaotic and awful times…  

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Interview: William Downs

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Interview: William Downs

by Karley Sullivan     You set up your materials at the easel or on the drawing horse. Open to a blank page. Flip past drawings, noting what you felt worked or didn’t, engaged with your own mark-making, perhaps chiding yourself for not being able to truly capture the complexity of what you’ve seen. The…

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Regional Update: Nashville Jan. 2019

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Regional Update: Nashville Jan. 2019

By Bridget Bailey     As the curtain of Fall finally sweeps in—and the weight of politics is ever-present—Nashville’s artists and creatives gather together to make merry. The turnout at local art crawls has been bigger and better than ever, and no wonder, with Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston leading the charge. mild climate has…

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Miami the Magic City

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Miami the Magic City

by Sara Ypsilanti     In recent years, Miami has become famous for Art Basel and Miami Art Week, both of which occur in December, but our city flourishes with wildly diverse contemporary artists year-round.  Art lovers, intellectuals, and collectors will be happy to know that Miami is fluent in cultivating – and delivering –…

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What Was When, A show by McKay House and Utam Moses

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What Was When, A show by McKay House and Utam Moses

By Bridget Bailey Mild Climate Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee August 4 to September 30, 2018   Dance shows in art galleries are revered by many as unique in their ability to enliven space, to create a special temporality, and bring new life to otherwise mostly bodiless relics of making. One time I said to my cousin,…

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Versa: Kirby Miles and Alyssa Klauer’s “reversing to nowhere”

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Versa: Kirby Miles and Alyssa Klauer’s “reversing to nowhere”

By Catherine Rush     “It just feels gross,” says Stephanie Loggans, one of the six members of the VERSA team, with a shrug turning to Dylan Pew, another VERSA member. The two sit across the booth from me at San Marcos, a Guatemalan restaurant in Chattanooga. Dylan nods along. “Gross,” is their shared sentiment…

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Screen Door

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Screen Door

by Jodi Hays Tops Gallery Memphis, Tennessee July 21 – September 9, 2018   Gleaming metal ductwork, glossy white floors and ceilings, dingy cement walls, perfectly appointed lighting — Memphis’s Tops Gallery is a revelation. Screen Door, curated by Hunter Braithwaite, presents four painters: Anne Craven, EJ Hauser, Dana Frankfort, and Margeaux Ogden. Screen doors…

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Regional Update: Memphis

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Regional Update: Memphis

by Judith Dierkes     The South Main Art Trolley Tour in Memphis is back and better than ever. It is the last Friday of every month from 6 to 9pm. It now has as much food and drink as art; it took a while for the food establishments to fill in the vacant buildings…

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Regional Update: Oklahoma City and Tulsa

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Regional Update: Oklahoma City and Tulsa

by Jessica Borusky     In Tulsa and Oklahoma City, there are distinct desires to showcase artwork awash in contemporary socio-political issues. Current exhibitions that reverberate this desire include Remember This at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa (through January 6th, 2019), Take a Seat: A Group Exhibition of Feminist Art at Oklahoma City…

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Inheritance: A Lineage of Black Art Exhibition Review

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Inheritance: A Lineage of Black Art Exhibition Review

By Mary Phan (Web Article)     On January 11, The Collective, a Memphis-based group of black creatives, hosted their inaugural exhibition, Inheritance: A Lineage of Black Art, at their new exhibition space, The CMPLX. Curated by Lawrence Matthews and Grace Stewart, the exhibition is on display until February 1, on which date the artists…

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