Regional Update: Memphis

Kong Wee Pang, Interactive Wall, “Day of the Dreams” exhibition, Dixon Gallery and Gardens. On view through March 8, 2020. Photo courtesy of the artist.

 

 

Memphis has a booming exhibition roster in March, so please take advantage of the numerous opportunities.

 

 

David Lusk Gallery will be exhibiting Deconstructed, an exhibition of work by local Memphian Catherine Erb until the 21st of March.

 

 

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens has hosted a wonderfully high rate of engaging work the past few months. Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman, Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum, and William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp: At Home at the Dixon will be on view until March 22nd. Lawrence Matthews’ photography exhibition To Disappear Away: Places soon to be no more will also be on view until April 5th. The Interactive Gallery is also home to Kong Wee Pang’s Day of the Dreams, an exhibition that includes a modular mural design encouraging audience participation until March 8th.

 

 

A Journey Towards Self-Definition: African American Artists in the Permanent Collection will be on view at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art until May 10th.

The University of Memphis’ Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art are exhibiting To Weave Blue (Poema al tejido) that contains the work of contemporary Guatemalan artists and poets until March 13th. Following this exhibition, the galleries will be featuring an MFA thesis exhibition by artist Travis Washington entitled Skrong Roots Bare Strange Fruit as well as an undergraduate thesis exhibition including the work of Anna Hoard, Catt Weglicki, Elizabeth Rast, and Tracy Treadwell, which will have an opening reception on March 27th from 5 to 7 PM.    Attending this opening will be a great way to support young and emerging artists in the Memphis community.

 

 

The Metal Museum will have two exhibitions opening in the month of March, including Tributaries, a selection of furniture works by Sophie Glenn in March 15th and Tradition of Excellence: Japanese Techniques in Contemporary Metal Art that opens on March 29th.

 

 

The Collective will continue to feature through the month of March the exhibitions The Audacity, which explores the representation of black artists in comics, illustrations, and other forms of popular media, as well as Sankofa: Modern Mysticism which is an exhibition of work by artists Amber George and Nubia Yasin that explores themes surrounding trauma and triumph.

 

 

Crosstown Arts will have Here Is Where We Meet, an exhibition of work by Dennis Congden and Susan Lichtman in their West Gallery until April 19th. In the East Gallery, an exhibition entitled STUDIOS will feature work by Keiko Gonzalez until April 19th as well.

 

 

 

Clay Palmer is an MFA candidate in Painting at the University of Memphis. He received his BFA from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2017.