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Editorial 102: Craft & The Creative South

Editorial 102: Craft & The Creative South

    By Katie Maish   The distinction between craft and art – and the value placed upon each – is a long-standing, oft-discussed topic in visual arts. Depending upon when and where artists have lived and, importantly, who has had the power to effectively sway the conversation, opinions have varied widely regarding the importance…

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Editorial 101

Editorial 101

    Let’s face it: making art has its own set of challenges, but getting your work out there, looked at, reviewed, funded, exhibited, marketed, collected, or purchased – whatever fits your definition of being a working artist – can be really difficult. And when you can’t pay your rent with what you create in…

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Editorial 100: Conversations

Editorial 100: Conversations

  For 32 years, Number: Inc’s mission has been to support artists and promote dialogue about contemporary art in the South. Over time, our geographic boundaries have expanded from coverage in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to a much larger swath of the South, but the city of Memphis has always been – and remains today…

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Editorial: Issue 99

Editorial: Issue 99

By Chase Westfall   If popular portrayals of magic have taught us anything, it’s this: to the inexperienced conjurer – beware! The forces you summon can have a mind (and power) of their own.* It follows, then, that the magic words over this 99th issue of Number, Wizardly prohibition; spells within reason, produced a series…

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Editorial 98:  Future Past

Editorial 98:  Future Past

By Sunni Johnso     In David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, the demonic inhabitant known as Bob monologued a riddle regarding the “future past” as one totality. Instead of the mutually exclusive idea that we know the past and the future to be, and amongst all the crypticism of the famed series, the combined concept of…

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Editorial: Issue 97

Editorial: Issue 97

By Kris Bespalec-Davis   Objects and images, preserved in archives, or immaterial and memorialized in the annals of memory: these are Relics.   They are evocative, even provocative, and, through miraculous belief, these cultural traces and markers of personal identity persevere. They channel people, places, events, and ideas from the recent and distant past. They…

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Guest Editor of Number 96: Laura Denzer

Guest Editor of Number 96: Laura Denzer

As guest editor of Number:96, one of Laura Denzer’s responsibilities was to develop its theme, dependency. Said Laura in the issue’s editorial, “I come to dependency as the thematic prompt primarily because of its ubiquity and wide interpretive berth, from the seemingly banal to the morbidly curious. It feels relevant.”   Well, it turns out she was right….

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Guest-Editor: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Guest-Editor: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Denise Stewart-Sanabria was born in Massachusetts and received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She has lived in Knoxville, TN since 1986.   Sanabria paints both hyper-realist “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts. The anthropomorphic narratives often are reflections on human behavior.  She is also known for her life…

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Guest Editor: Erica Ciccarone

Guest Editor: Erica Ciccarone

  Erica Ciccarone publishes personal essays, news, reviews of all sorts, and art criticism in publications such as Nashville Scene, BURNAWAY, Nashville Arts Magazine, and Temporary Art Review. She also contributes features to Nashville Public Radio and won an Associated Press award for Best Writing of a feature-length story in 2016. She holds an M.F.A. from…

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