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Interview with Laurie Brown

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Interview with Laurie Brown

By Austin McLellan     Austin McLellan: How did you get interested in art?   Laurie Brown: Actually, my Dad was interested in photography, so I learned that from him when I was young and continue to enjoy photography to this day. And my mother was very crafty. So creativity, in many different forms, has…

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Conversation with Chen Wang

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Conversation with Chen Wang

By Lisa Williamson     Chen Wang is a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (MFA 2018 in Photography and Related Media) and a current Artist-in-Residence at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, Tennessee. Wang is steadily growing her national and international success with exhibitions and screenings throughout the United States (Wisconsin, New York and…

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Interview: Mike Stasny

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Interview: Mike Stasny

By Maria McDowell     Mike, tell me again about your dad’s favorite brick! My dad loves this brick he got from the old Chicago White Sox stadium, Comiskey Park, when they tore it down in 1990. He created a lot of wonderful memories inside that park, and he’s proud to have that brick that represents…

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Mel Ziegler: Activated Artifacts

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Mel Ziegler: Activated Artifacts

By Sara Lee Burd     Sitting in Mel Ziegler’s studio, I see a display case filled with his collection of mass-produced souvenirs mixed with a bounty of rocks, sticks, and other natural wonders he has collected. It sits as a kind of reliquary for sentimental objects that inform his practice. The assemblage reflects Ziegler’s…

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A Review of Jefferson Pinder: Thin Skin/Shock Layer

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A Review of Jefferson Pinder: Thin Skin/Shock Layer

by Clay Palmer     For a show with only four pieces, Jefferson Pinder’s Thin Skin/Shock Layer is anything but sparse in terms of content. The layering of social critique, historical references, and multiple mediums lends for a densely-packed exhibition that introduces a jarring amount of information to absorb. Major themes that these works present…

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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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Interview: Dana Haugaard

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Interview: Dana Haugaard

By Aileen Farshi   Dana Haugaard is an Atlanta-based artist whose practice focuses on sound and sensation. Dana received his graduate co-degree of Art History and Visual Art from Emory University and then moved on to earn his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Iowa. Over the years Dana has developed his sculptural work…

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WE, LXXX YOU

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WE, LXXX YOU

      by Mike Stasny   “How we get nervous when dollar stores go out of business.” – DJ DAD BOD   LXXX YOU is a rotating group of artists and friends founded by Mike “Extremely Michael” Stasny and George “DJ Dad Bod” Long. Prompted by party motifs and parodying human life, LXXX YOU’s…

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Number Interviews: Julia Morrisroe

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Number Interviews: Julia Morrisroe

By Natalie Tyree Julia Morrisroe’s I’m Sorry You Were Saying was recently on view at Delta State University’s Fielding Wright Art Center Gallery in Cleveland, MS. Julia Morrisroe is an artist and Associate Professor in painting and drawing at the University of Florida. Morrisroe’s work explores the question of what it means to paint today…

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Number Interviews: Mary Jo Karimnia

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Number Interviews: Mary Jo Karimnia

By Jesse Butcher Mary Jo Karimnia’s first museum show, Fold, is on view through October 16th in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Gallery at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, TN. Number asked the artist for some insights into the thinking underlying this work. “Fold” is an impressive display of your current work ranging from outsize steamroller…

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