Archive For The “Reviews” Category

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

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 to transform the foundations of buildings destroyed by the 2005 hurricane into meditative pavement labyrinths. With the help of the local community, da…

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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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Interview With Delita Martin

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Interview With Delita Martin

By Jesse Butcher   Delita Martin is an artist currently based in Huffman, Texas. She received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and a MFA in printmaking from Purdue University. Formally a member of the fine arts faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Martin is currently works as a full-time…

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Barry Doupe: Ponytail

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Barry Doupe: Ponytail

Suspending the Story to Tell the Story Review By Matt Christy Ponytail is the moment laughter turns into tortured dry heaving. Ponytail is the Toa Te Ching mixed with vodka and spritzer. Ponytail is an oversized baby that babbles in animal calls and Zen koans. Ponytail is airport boredom. Flounder flavored toothpaste. Acupuncture tit. Burst…

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I Want Candy: Dana Oldfather’s Sugar

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I Want Candy: Dana Oldfather’s Sugar

Red Arrow in Nashville is a sophisticated treat. Review By Joe Nolan I made my first visit to Dana Oldfather’s exhibition of new paintings and prints, Sugar, when I stopped by Red Arrow during the September edition of East Nashville’s Second Saturday East Side Art Stumble.

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The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston

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The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston

The exhibition at The University of Mississippi Museum in Oxford will run September 13, 2016 through January 14, 2017. Review By Amanda Malloy William Eggleston’s use of deeply saturated color and seemingly mundane subject matter may have caused some controversy at the photographer’s premiere exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976, but today…

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