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Jon Revett at Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

Jon Revett at Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

    By Morgan Page     The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery is housed at Midwestern State University’s Fain College of Fine Arts in Wichita Falls, Texas; the only public liberal arts university in the state. The Juanita & Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts and the gallery were established in 1978. The mission of…

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Cliff Tresner: Another Day Tripping Over Cypress

Cliff Tresner: Another Day Tripping Over Cypress

    By Rebekah Barnes         Cliff Tresner’s  Another Day Tripping Over Cypress was on exhibit in the Bethea Gallery in the School of Design at Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana. Tresner’s exhibition used a variety of materials, such as wood, metal, and paint on canvas to three-dimensionally portray his…

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New Symphony of Time

New Symphony of Time

    By Sherry Lucas     New Symphony of Time brings a rich, refreshing collage of creativity and imagery to the galleries at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, where new and familiar artworks draw the eye not only for their inherent, individual interest and significance, but also for the bold juxtapositions of…

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Exuberance and Engagement with the Art of Nick Cave

Exuberance and Engagement with the Art of Nick Cave

  By Sherry Lucas     A dazzling swirl of colors, patterns and textures wrap the entrance of the Nick Cave: Feat. exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Mississippi, through February 16, 2020. As if that weren’t invitation enough, the word “Feat” greets in big, mirrored letters. “Come see yourself inside,” it…

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A Painter’s Search: A Review of Laurel Sucsy’s “Finding the Edge”

A Painter’s Search: A Review of Laurel Sucsy’s “Finding the Edge”

    By Clay Palmer     From October 17th, 2018 to January 5th, 2019, Laurel Sucsy’s exhibition Finding the Edge has been on display in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee. The abstract paintings and photographs in this exhibition explore the principles of compositional tension, color, and surface,…

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Nashville 2019: A Case for Political Art

Nashville 2019: A Case for Political Art

By Inge Klaps   Consider the 1960s. An unpopular war, the Civil Rights Movement, rise of American consumerism, and sexual revolution gave incredible oxygen to the art world. More and more diverse artists voiced these social anxieties at a time when a culture of sweeping artistic innovation was formed: experiments became movements (pop art, minimalism,…

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Review: Omari Booker’s “Red Line”

Review: Omari Booker’s “Red Line”

By Joe Nolan       The Home Owners’ Loan Corporation was one of the “alphabet agencies” created under the banner of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation in the 1930s. The government-sponsored corporation created a system of color-coded maps in an effort to encourage expanded home ownership in metropolitan areas. The stated purpose of…

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ILSSA: Creative Practice Call and Response

ILSSA: Creative Practice Call and Response

By Patrick Vincent   ILSSA Frameworks Gallery Entry Title, Unrequited Leisure, 2019, varied media. Photo courtesy of Patrick Vincent.   ILSSA (Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts) was established in 2008 as a form of artist-organization-as-union by co-operators Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned. ILSSA projects enlist the skills and engagement of its members…

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The CMPLX: Art & Community Empowerment

The CMPLX: Art & Community Empowerment

By Pete Hoffecker Mejía   Work by Lawrence Matthews in Safe-Keeping exhibition, 2019, photograph. Image courtesy of Pete Hoffecker Mejía.     In early January of this year a new gallery opened its doors on Lamar Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, although perhaps to call it a gallery is a bit of a misnomer. The CMPLX…

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Queer Reverb: 50 States Upholds and Upends LGBTQIA + Historical Narrative

Queer Reverb: 50 States Upholds and Upends LGBTQIA + Historical Narrative

  By Jessica Borusky   I write this review on June 30th, 2019. Pride Month. Celebrated in June to commemorate (sans Vodka ads) the Stonewall Rebellion in New York – an event that occurred in the early morning of June 28th, 1969 – and widely considered to be the beginning of collective visibility for the…

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