Reviews

Review: Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy

Review: Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance ItalyBy 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 craft of cassoni, marriage chests constructed from ...

Camera Obscura: Aaron Suggs at Tops Gallery

Camera Obscura: Aaron Suggs at Tops GalleryBy 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 their subjects in light and space. Aaron Suggs’ ...

Defiant Reticence in Santina Amato’s Dis-rupted

Defiant Reticence in Santina Amato’s Dis-ruptedBy 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 bending under its own weight. Her bare feet pad ...

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

A Frolicsome Journey Through Harmon’s Make-a-DoBy 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 space or experience. In the case of Erin Harmon, the ...

Massa Lemu’s The sea hums bearing strange gifts

Massa Lemu’s The sea hums bearing strange giftsBy 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 meditation on the emotional and psychological ...

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 WomanBy 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 Atlanta, draws inspiration from a set of poems by Safiya ...

Review: The Hunter Invitational IV

Review: The Hunter Invitational IVBy 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 exhibits that the museum has run in some time. The ...

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

Review: It Takes a While to Figure Out Who You Really AreBy 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 below its gable—but inconsequential it is not. As a ...

A Review of Jefferson Pinder: Thin Skin/Shock Layer

A Review of Jefferson Pinder: Thin Skin/Shock Layerby 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 references, and multiple mediums lends for a ...