Reviews

Review: Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy

By Bridget Bailey     Frist Art Museum, November 16, 2018–February 18, 2019   This past winter the Frist mounted the exhibit Life, Love, and Marriage Chests, centered around the ...

Camera Obscura: Aaron Suggs at Tops Gallery

By Mary Phan     A camera obscura, in its most basic form, is a lightbox. It has often been used as a rudimentary tracing tool, a way for artists to capture the details and geometry of ...

Defiant Reticence in Santina Amato’s Dis-rupted

By Lisa Williamson     Wearing a long-sleeved tomato red shirt with matching leggings pushed up to her knees, a woman walks quietly through the door carrying a bucket of discoloured water ...

A Frolicsome Journey Through Harmon’s Make-a-Do

By Lisa Williamson     The title of a show is our introduction to the artist’s work, the selling point to the end-product, an enticement to tease the imagination prior to entering a ...

Massa Lemu’s The sea hums bearing strange gifts

By Chase Westfall     Massa Lemu’s The sea hums bearing strange gifts (May 10–24, 2018, Oakwood Arts, Richmond, Va.) brings objects, moving image and language together in a complex ...

Review: Yanique Norman’s Lessons on How to Be a More Interesting Woman

By Catherine Rush     Yanique Norman’s exhibition, Lessons on How to Be a More Interesting Woman, on display in the South Gallery at the municipally-owned Gallery 72 in downtown ...

Review: The Hunter Invitational IV

By Casey Fletcher     The fourth incarnation of the Hunter Invitational at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga was sold to me by a close friend as one of the more engaging ...

Review: It Takes a While to Figure Out Who You Really Are

By Ash Smith     Situated in the shadow of a few shiny high-rises near downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Lump hangs low key with a gradual gray A-frame and red plastic letters LUMP ...

A Review of Jefferson Pinder: Thin Skin/Shock Layer

by Clay Palmer     For a show with only four pieces, Jefferson Pinder’s Thin Skin/Shock Layer is anything but sparse in terms of content. The layering of social critique, historical ...