Archive For The “Regionals” Category

Chattanooga and Nashville

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Chattanooga and Nashville

by Mary Paige Pepper Alicia Eggert and Mike Fleming, You are (on) an island, 2011-2013, 120” x 120” x 96”, steel and neon. Featured in LAND AND SEA, Stoveworks. Photo by Mike Fleming. The first in a series of five, LAND AND SEA examines that which is seemingly familiar. Through sculpture, video, painting, and sound,…

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Nashville: Artist Run Galleries

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Nashville: Artist Run Galleries

by Michael Mitchell Joey Mitchell and Teddy & Oliver Benningfield view work at Haley Gallery, Hatch Show Print: Sonnenzimmer, Shape Song Sculpture, Infinite Descriptor and Studies in Matrix,1.8 (foreground to background). Photo by Michael Mitchell.Sonnenzimmer, Infinite Descriptor at 50%, Haley Gallery, Hatch Show Print. Photo by Michael Mitchell. Regional Update: Nashville One of the many…

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Nashville: “June, July, and August,”

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Nashville: “June, July, and August,”

by Bridget Bailey Afruz Amighi, We Wear Chains, 2018, 144”x160”, steel, fiberglass, mesh, chain, light, smoke. Photo by Bridget Bailey. “June, July, and August,” in the melodic words of Freddy Cannon, is the time for things to bloom and swelter, and much has bloomed and intensified in the Nashville art scene these summer months.  The…

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Memphis Summer

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Memphis Summer

by Judith Dierkes Gold Standard Part I #18 (Fruit Bowl), 2012. Photo courtesy of Jim Escalante. The Gold Standard #18 Fruit Bowl with Assorted Fruit. Fruit bowl thrown by Walter Brown. Assorted fruit from Whole Foods. Total Cost $221. London PM fixed rate on gold. 4/5/2010 $1159/oz..Value in pure (24k) gold: 0.19 oz Value in…

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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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Notes on Neo-regionalism and Mark Holmes

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Notes on Neo-regionalism and Mark Holmes

“The flatness, event-less-ness, and openness of the surrounding landscape opens a space to go deep.” MH   I’m drawn to art that advocates for the rural – formally and conceptually rigorous work that connects critical texts to geography and categories of communities. In inland America, particularly outside the metroplex, the most memorable projects are contemplative…

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The Moon is a Tomato: Visiting Dolph Smith at Tennarkippi

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The Moon is a Tomato: Visiting Dolph Smith at Tennarkippi

No.87 By: Eileen Townsend Before I knew Dolph Smith, I knew about his home. It’s named Tennarkippi, so-called for Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi, the tri-states where Smith has spent his life as a teacher, painter, paper-maker, bookmaker, and woodworker. Tennarkippi is located in Ripley, Tennessee. It is a slate-grey house with lots of books inside…

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Cover Artist interview with Mae Aur

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Cover Artist interview with Mae Aur

No.86 Interview By Sara Estes Mae Aur is an artist living and working in Memphis, TN. Her painting, Give Her Space Give Her Time, appeared on the cover of Number:86. Much of your work blurs the line between 2-D and 3-D. How do you describe your art in your own words? I can’t paint and…

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Regional Update: Mississippi

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Regional Update: Mississippi

The Mississippi Museum of Art currently has three noteworthy exhibitions on view, with the famous American painter Robert Henri as the focal point of two. Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain, located in the Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries, includes forty paintings of Henri’s created while living in Spain. Henri’s Spanish portraits reveal inspiration from Diego Velázquez and Francisco Goya….

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