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Regional Update: Memphis

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Regional Update: Memphis

By Austin McLellan   Melissa Dunn, Taproot, 2019, acrylic on canvas. Photo courtesy of L Ross Gallery.   Galleries in the Memphis area have scheduled a busy fall. The L Ross Gallery hosts Melissa Dunn’s show Near Earth Object September 4 through 28; come to the opening reception on September 6, 6 to 8pm. On…

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Announcing the Tennessee Triennial

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Announcing the Tennessee Triennial

By Jac Kuntz     Today, there are over one hundred art bi and triennials around the world. Born out of an era of dazzling world expositions, the Venice Biennale was the first in 1895, though this millennia has seen a proliferation of them in cities both large and small. Tri/biennials today are so multifaceted—they…

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Regional Update Issue 98: Nashville

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Regional Update Issue 98: Nashville

By Bridget Bailey     Nashville’s art scene has been particularly vibrant during the first quarter of 2019. The Wedgewood-Houston area has been host to a multitude of shows, namely Zeitgeist’s Land Derived Sentiments, on view March 2 through April 27, in which numerous local artists responded to nature poems by visual artist and organizer…

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Regional Update Issue 98: Tulsa

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Regional Update Issue 98: Tulsa

By Jessica Borusky     The tenuous American imaginary of modernity/futurity is ripe at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Oklahoma plays a significant role within the historical trajectory of such narratives: the Trail of Tears, oil, the dust bowl, labor, natural gas, and the…

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Regional Update Issue 98: Mississippi Delta

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Regional Update Issue 98: Mississippi Delta

By Michaela Merryday     The Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS recently hosted Confluence, an exhibition of recent work by Jerry Uelsmann, the godfather of analog photomontage. This recent work was inspired by his friendship with the art historian Moa Peterson who is currently working on a biography…

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Regional Update Issue 98: Memphis

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Regional Update Issue 98: Memphis

By Judith Dierkes     With Memphis College of Art closing next summer and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art moving in 2024, the big question is: what will happen to these two anchor buildings in Overton Park? Initial proposals were made (two for each building have since been made public), but ultimately in the fall…

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Regional Update: Tennessee

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Regional Update: Tennessee

By Mineral House Media     Today we live in a global village with technology at our fingertips, and it appears that our access to contemporary art is only accelerating. It’s hard to deny the abundance of opportunity that this momentum opens up for Tennessee artists in 2019 and beyond. So, when Mineral House Media…

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Regional Update: Memphis

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Regional Update: Memphis

By Judith Dierkes     The biggest news for Memphis in 2019 is the celebration of the Bicentennial of both the city and county. Rather than sticking with the tradition of honoring a different foreign country each year, the Memphis in May International Festival will salute the city of Memphis in 2019. Another change is…

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Regional Update: Atlanta

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Regional Update: Atlanta

By Jack Deese     A thousand tomorrows, the Atlanta Biennial, showing at Atlanta Contemporary January 17- to April 7, 2019, showcases the work of 20 artists all working in the southeastern United States. The show was a dual effort of curating by Phillip March Jones, Curator-at-Large at Institute 193, Lexington, KY, and Daniel Fuller,…

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Regional Update: Northwest Arkansas

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Regional Update: Northwest Arkansas

By Alli Lemon     The surge of art programming in Northwest Arkansas is not news to residents of region. Since the opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2011, visitors and residents of the region have enjoyed access to world-class art and artists, across a broad range of public platforms.   Alice…

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