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Barry Doupe: Ponytail

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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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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 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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Duane Paxson: Malelingue

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Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia August 26-October 21, 2016 Review By Dorothy Joiner In 1898, an open letter printed on the front page of the liberal Parisian newspaper l’Aurore began with the words “J’accuse.”   Emile Zola thus began his denunciation of the President of France and of the government for anti-Semitism in the conviction…

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58th Annual Delta Exhibition’ at Arkansas Art Center” by Carolyn Furnish

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The 58th Annual Delta Exhibition Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR June 10 – August 28, 2016 Review By Carolyn Furnish This year’s juror, Elizabeth Garvey, gleaned 30 artists from 457 entries. In her juror statement, she wrote, “I gravitated to artists who were willing to tell me a story. More often than not, those…

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In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, June 12–September 18, 2016 Review By John Duncan Bass In the summer of 1974 Raymond Smith set out from New Haven, Connecticut on a cross-country road trip. Inspired by the iconic work of photographers Walker Evans and Robert Frank, Smith intended to capture a visual record of American…

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Mississippi Artist Provides Community Catharsis Ten Years After Katrina

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Katrina Labyrinth-Hope (42nd Ave/Finley Gulfport, MS), 2015, Diameter approximately 10', site-specific installation (brick, concrete, found materials), photo courtesy of the artist

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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Face It Memphis!

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Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN August 15, 2014- October 2, 2014 A coextensive space was created in this quaint gallery on the bottom floor of the Plough Library at Christian Brothers University. This surprisingly intimate and relatable show made of 106 Memphian faces was exhibited by a group of nineteen…

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Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross

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Art Museum of the University of Memphis September 19, 2014 – November 26, 2014 www.juvenile-in-justice.com/ Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross was on view last fall at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) last fall. More than aesthetically pleasing compositions, Ross’ project explored the living histories of over 1,000 children and teenagers at over…

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Belle Mort

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On a rainy Saturday night a light spirit of romance filled Marshall Arts in Memphis with the debut performance of Belle Mort, a new piece created by Terri Phillips with support from ArtsMemphis. Swept clean of distraction, the space hosted three dancers and a musician who took the audience, of around one hundred people, through…

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