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What Was When, A show by McKay House and Utam Moses

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What Was When, A show by McKay House and Utam Moses

By Bridget Bailey Mild Climate Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee August 4 to September 30, 2018   Dance shows in art galleries are revered by many as unique in their ability to enliven space, to create a special temporality, and bring new life to otherwise mostly bodiless relics of making. One time I said to my cousin,…

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Versa: Kirby Miles and Alyssa Klauer’s “reversing to nowhere”

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Versa: Kirby Miles and Alyssa Klauer’s “reversing to nowhere”

By Catherine Rush     “It just feels gross,” says Stephanie Loggans, one of the six members of the VERSA team, with a shrug turning to Dylan Pew, another VERSA member. The two sit across the booth from me at San Marcos, a Guatemalan restaurant in Chattanooga. Dylan nods along. “Gross,” is their shared sentiment…

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Screen Door

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Screen Door

by Jodi Hays Tops Gallery Memphis, Tennessee July 21 – September 9, 2018   Gleaming metal ductwork, glossy white floors and ceilings, dingy cement walls, perfectly appointed lighting — Memphis’s Tops Gallery is a revelation. Screen Door, curated by Hunter Braithwaite, presents four painters: Anne Craven, EJ Hauser, Dana Frankfort, and Margeaux Ogden. Screen doors…

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Inheritance: A Lineage of Black Art Exhibition Review

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Inheritance: A Lineage of Black Art Exhibition Review

By Mary Phan (Web Article)     On January 11, The Collective, a Memphis-based group of black creatives, hosted their inaugural exhibition, Inheritance: A Lineage of Black Art, at their new exhibition space, The CMPLX. Curated by Lawrence Matthews and Grace Stewart, the exhibition is on display until February 1, on which date the artists…

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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 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 Furnas painting Untitled (Flood) at the Frist Art Museum. Now, it is the Furnas flood that will…

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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 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 of works in the show tend to illustrate a very specific notion of the sublime. Many of…

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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 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 the title suggests. More than anything, though, they represent…

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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 A picture (or painting) is worth a thousand words and countless images have been produced through the eyes of white men in the Western world. The “reality” portrayed is only capable of telling tales from one perspective. On view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Kehinde Wiley: A New…

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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 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, consists of an impressive array of over 150 photographs and films. The exhibition is structured both thematically and…

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