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Untitled (Flood), 2007 Barbaby Furnas Chaos and Awe

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Untitled (Flood), 2007 Barbaby Furnas Chaos and Awe

by Laura Hutson Hunter Barnaby Furnas, Untitled (Flood), 2007, urethane on linen, 140” x 84”. Photo courtesy of the Frist Art Frist Art Museum, June 22 – September 16, 2018 I thought Stanley Kubrick’s elevator scene in The Shining had ruined blood-soaked picture frames for everyone else, but that was before I saw the Barnaby…

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Drips, Cracks, Evidence: Contemporary Notions of the Sublime

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Drips, Cracks, Evidence: Contemporary Notions of the Sublime

by Kevin Mahoney Rachel Rossin, I Came and Went as a Ghost Hand (Cycle 2), 2015, Augmented Reality, Zabludowicz Collection Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century is an exhibition of works by nearly forty artists at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Curated by the museum’s Chief Curator, Mark Scala, the majority…

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What, How, Where, Where To?: A Review of Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century

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What, How, Where, Where To?: A Review of Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century

by Bridget Bailey Dean Byington, The Inquisitors, 2011. Photo by Bridget Baile Curated by Mark Scala at the Frist Museum of Art, June 22 through September 16, 2018 The paintings that have taken flight, swept or digitized into the main gallery at the Frist Museum of Art this summer embody chaos and awe, indeed, as…

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Review: Art of the South 2018

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Review: Art of the South 2018

By Carol Sams   Expectation…More to Consider   I suppose one enters any display area with expectation; indeed, the rebirth of Sears Crosstown Building as Crosstown Concourse gives much reason for the assumption. Anchored on the ground floor, a red stairway of generously spaced platform steps spirals upward one turn. Visitors, aware of its significant…

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The World is Ready for “A New Republic”

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The World is Ready for “A New Republic”

No.87 Review By Holly Zajur Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Shantavia Beale II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 60×48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection of Ana and Lenny Gravier. Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley (Photo: Jason Wyche) A picture (or painting) is worth a thousand words and countless images have been produced…

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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

March 11 – July 4, 2016 Review By Georgia Erger Image: Alexander Rodchenko, Sports Parade on Red Square, 1936, Gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Sepherot Foundation The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film, organized by The Jewish Museum and most recently on view at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts,…

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Low Five: The Banality of Contemporary Trauma

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Low Five: The Banality of Contemporary Trauma

By M Hill   No. 94     Walter Sutin’s Low Five: The Banality of Contemporary Trauma Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA February 2 – 25, 2018   Low Five is a queered evaluation of the violence and pleasure derived from a fantasized culture that has forsaken postmodernity; revived slain deities; but cannot withdraw from the…

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Mississippi Artist Provides Community Catharsis Ten Years After Katrina

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Mississippi Artist Provides Community Catharsis Ten Years After Katrina

The Journey Within, 2015, Diameter approximately 20′, site-specific installation at Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS (tile, concrete, found/donated materials), photo by Evelina Burnett In anticipation of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, environmental artist Elisa Marble da Silva replaced signs of the storm’s devastation with symbols of self-discovery.The Gulfport, Mississippi artist used storm debris…

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Consequences of Media for Life: Becoming Boring

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Consequences of Media for Life: Becoming Boring

By Lisa M. Williamson I enter 57251 into my phone with the message: “Send me bored.” The message I receive is: “We could not find any matches. Maybe try ‘Send me something purple’.” My inner child compels me to type: “Send me (poop emoji).” The image I receive is a small sculpture that has three…

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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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