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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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Number Interviews: David Onri Anderson

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Number Interviews: David Onri Anderson

By Jesse Butcher 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 in the Wedgewood-Houston…

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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…

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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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