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Number Interviews: Mary Jo Karimnia

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Number Interviews: Mary Jo Karimnia

By Jesse Butcher PS Delta Fair Sparklers, 36×48 inches, 2016, Mixed Media 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…

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Number Interviews: David Onri Anderson

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Number Interviews: David Onri Anderson

By Jesse Butcher David Onri Anderson David Onri Anderson was born in 1993 in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in the spring of 2016. Currently he is a co­curator in an artist-­run gallery called mild climate, and he teaches art to young people. He maintains a daily studio practice…

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The Barboro Alley Project: Downtown Memphis Commission

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The Barboro Alley Project: Downtown Memphis Commission

Discussion with Brett Roler by Carl E. Moore Downtown Memphis Commission plans to install up to 10 pieces of public art in Barboro Alley this fall through a project called The Artery.  We’re looking for a variety of elements – murals, sculpture, overhead elements, lighting, projection, kinetic – to be installed between Second and Front…

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Interview: Erica Scoggins

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Interview: Erica Scoggins

From the Editor:   Regarding editing errors in No: 94, p.12 of the print issue, Interview: Erica Scoggins Number apologizes profusely to Jac Kuntz, an art critic, journalist and editor based in Atlanta, GA for not crediting her authorship of this article.   We likewise regret and apologize to Sherry Lucas for erroneously listing her…

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Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Tailored Content

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Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Tailored Content

By: Katy Henriksen     Jan. 22 – Feb. 25, 2018 Curator: Marc Mitchell   There’s a visceral urgency in 40-year-old Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s work, a multimedia artist who channels our fragmented zeitgeist who is, as she states at the end of her bio on her website: “heartbroken by the election of D****** T*****, as…

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Interview: Eleanor Aldrich

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Interview: Eleanor Aldrich

The Painter as Experimental Chemist   The second time I hung one of Eleanor Aldrich’s paintings in an exhibit, I was apprehensive. Untitled (After Venus) was a 24” x 21” floppy piece of silicone with embedded paint. It had been molded on a piece of bubble wrap, and had the transparent look of an unflavored…

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A Painter’s Refusal

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A Painter’s Refusal

In Melville’s short story “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” Bartleby, a young, introverted young man, is hired by an attorney to copy law forms. Told from the lawyers perspective it is the story of how Bartleby disrupts the workflow with his odd, peculiar refusal to follow orders, using the phrase: “I would…

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Interview With Delita Martin

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Interview With Delita Martin

By Jesse Butcher   Delita Martin is an artist currently based in Huffman, Texas. She received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and a MFA in printmaking from Purdue University. Formally a member of the fine arts faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Martin is currently works as a full-time…

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Interview with Patricia Lee Daigle, Director of the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art

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Interview with Patricia Lee Daigle, Director of the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art

By Jesse Butcher   How did you become a curator/gallery Director? I’ve loved art and museums since I was a child, but it wasn’t until I was in graduate school that I wandered into the curatorial world. Maybe it was the recession or just a desire for change, but I felt this urgent need to…

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Interview with Katie Hargrave

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Interview with Katie Hargrave

By Jesse Butcher Katie Hargrave is a multi-media artist interested in the production of American identity through politics, history, mythology, and narrative. Her work elevates stories from popular culture, those hidden in the archives, and the everyday conversations from passerby’s and participants. In addition to her studio practice, she is an assistant professor at the…

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