Reviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...
Screen Door

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 — ...