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Review: Alicia Henry: 2020-2021

Review: Alicia Henry: 2020-2021

By Joe Nolan   Alicia Henry: 2020-2021 @ Zeitgeist Gallery February 6, 2021 – March 27, 2021 516 Hagan Street #100 Nashville, TN 37203      Untitled (Multi-Faced Piece) 2020-2021. Courtesy the artist and Zeitgeist Gallery.     Alicia Henry: 2020 and 2021, at Zeitgest Gallery in Nashville, TN, is one of a number of…

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Review: A Line Unbroken: The Charles Forrester Story

Review: A Line Unbroken: The Charles Forrester Story

  By Joe Nolan   A new short documentary about Kentucky sculptor and educator Charles Forrester is currently making the rounds at regional film festivals and on public television where its been winning awards for its engaging remembrance of the life and work of this celebrated Southern artist and teacher. A Line Unbroken: The Charles…

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Review: “At Your Convenience” at Channel to Channel

Review: “At Your Convenience” at Channel to Channel

    By Joe Nolan   Frances Berry and Stacy Kiehl share a studio space in Memphis, Tennessee, and their new collaborative exhibition at Channel to Channel in Nashville gives viewers an opportunity to compare and contrast the artists’ styles. It’s also a chance to immerse oneself in the exhibition’s overall celebration of chromatic exuberance….

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Review of “James Van Way: Doodlebug & Them”

Review of “James Van Way: Doodlebug & Them”

By Chet Bromstein       2020: James Van Way, Artist of the Year   James Van Way is a fixture in Lafayette, Louisiana’s cultural landscape; a sentimental statement, but it is true. Over the last twenty years he has played in experimental bands including Plush Claw, Curse Capital, Frames of Reference, and Markings. His…

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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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