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Signifying Nothing

Signifying NothingBy Audrey Molloy         Only in its ideally lifeless, empty, windswept plains is the life of abstract thought possible. Only there does a mind closed on itself open unto the world, recognize itself in the harshest ...

What’s It Worth To Ya?…

What’s It Worth To Ya?…By Lawrence Jasud       …is a question that hangs over every conversation, negotiation, lecture, opening and artist’s talk in the art world. In the larger context, money has become the unmentioned guest in almost every human ...

a love letter to everything unstable

a love letter to everything unstableBy the Watkins College of Art MFA Faculty Collective, Nashville, Tennessee (facilitated by Jodi Hays)     Nothing is stable. James Baldwin wrote that artists remind us that nothing is stable under heaven, though we like to collectively ...

Editorial 103

Editorial 103  Glancing through an art history textbook, it is noticeable that important moments in art came out of important moments in history. Those moments challenged the creative minds through times that were confusing, tragic, and hopeful. From ...

Fall 2020, Volume XXXI, No. 3

Fall 2020, Volume XXXI, No. 3

Touch Magic: Secret love of machine girl

Touch Magic: Secret love of machine girlBy Yutong Liu   To the machines and devices who stay with me during this isolation time period.         When you sit in front of screen, You become me. When you touch me, On the screen, Click the mouse, Type the ...

Silent Walls

Silent WallsBy Christine Bespalec-Davis She/Her         I last saw my students in March, the week before the the city of Chattanooga and Walker State Prison – where for the past two years I have worked as a volunteer on behalf of ...

Interview with Katie Delmez: Curating in Crisis

Interview with Katie Delmez: Curating in CrisisBy Sara Lee Burd       Over the past 19 years at Nashville’s Frist Art Museum, curator Katie Delmez has committed herself to working on exhibitions that are deeply rooted in historical context and community connection. From ...

An Interview with Charis Barnes, Class of 2020

An Interview with Charis Barnes, Class of 2020By Judith Dierkes       What classes were you taking your last semester at the University of Memphis this spring? How did they change after spring break as a result of the pandemic?   I took Thesis Exhibition and Ceramics I. I ...

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 ...

I Want To Remember You. Art in Paying Attention.

I Want To Remember You. Art in Paying Attention.By Conner Delgado       I started this in February. It was going to be about the last pre-pandemic art crawl in Nashville. I’m writing this in July now. My family was almost homeless last month and now we’re living in a house with ...

An Interview with Brian Dettmer

An Interview with Brian DettmerBy Jacqueline Knirnschild         Using clamps, knives, tweezers and surgical tools, artist Brian Dettmer meticulously transforms vintage books into carved-out sculptures that reveal and enliven the intricacies of image and ...

A love letter to myself from 2026 / a love letter from myself in 2026

A love letter to myself from 2026 / a love letter from myself in 2026By Liz Clayton Scofield         Dear –   Hi! I’m writing you from the place you’ve been yearning for. I’ve included a map for your reference, some kind of guide to arrive at this Possible-Future. I know from ...

Digital in the Delta

Digital in the DeltaBy Scott Whiteley Carter           How do you host an annual art exhibit when you do not have galleries?    That was a question faced by the Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) in Little Rock, Arkansas, as it looked toward the ...

Lubbock, Texas: We’re Still Here

Lubbock, Texas: We’re Still HereBy Cody Arnall             Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, two new art groups have provided Lubbock, Texas, with engaged programming and thought-provoking exhibitions. CO-OPt Research and Projects, an artist-run ...

Points South: A Conversation with Allyson Comstock

Points South: A Conversation with Allyson ComstockBy Evan D. Williams       Allyson Comstock is an artist and retired art professor based in east central Alabama. In the austral summer of 2013, she deployed to Palmer Station in Antarctica under the auspices of the National ...