Nashville Visual Arts Events July 5-13
This Saturday will be sad—the last opening for TAG as a stand alone gallery. The community has also gotten word from Daniel Lai that he won’t be reopening Dangenart. So that space will go dark for now, and we lose two important sources of interesting shows. Maybe someone comparable will come in there.
One narrative we can apply is we’re sorry to see Jerry Dale and Daniel go, they’ve each done a great job in their own ways, as the vitality of the current gallery scene attests. We will miss both places, but isn’t it great that other galleries are opening all the time. OK.
But another narrative is that this, in combination with a few other things (some of them stretching back a few years), indicates an ongoing depletion of aesthetic vitality. The cause of that could be specific to
I may have occasion to weigh in on this more later. I need to do some homework first.
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TAG: Rik Catlow, Matthew Feyld, Jason Dunda, Julianna Bright. Jerry Dale’s ending up with a good show. To start with, he’s got Kelly Williams, and I’ve really liked her work, which is a fragmented exposure of her immediate perceptions that gives a vivid sense of the phenomenology of perception (to borrow a phrase) at work. You can probably think of Rik Catlow and Jason Dunda as falling in the Juxtapose realm of artists with a visual connection to cartooning and illustration. The same goes for Julianna Bright, but I also see bits of some sort of indeterminate European folk drawing and Amy Cutler’s characters.
Rymer, Phurba Namgay Something different for Rymer—a Bhutanese painter, trained in traditional styles who combines the techniques and imagery of those traditions with modern elements. He lives part time in
DPC Art Luck For this month, the Art Luck supper is continuing the art from The Contributor, Nashville’s street newspaper But this month there’s also going to be a concert by Carry Nation, which is Sarah Masen, Jewly Hight (Jewly’s also a pretty fair scholar), and Sherry Cothran. I saw them a few months back and found them really engaging. They do some things with old hymns and songs they’ve written, and the three women are compelling performers in different ways. The group is going to perform at DPC around 6 or so and then move matter to Twist to play later set there. You might see them wandering up or down
A bunch of galleries have continuing shows:
Estel, Common Thread: Cathy Breslaw, Vanessa Oppenhoff, Teri Moore.
Arts Company: Brother Mel
Tinney + Cannon Contemporary: Linda Mitchell
Twist: Quinn Dukes. Plus that concert by Carry Nation.
LeQuire Gallery: Learning Green
CRAFT: A Creative Community A group of local artists/artisans, bringing
Main Library, Beyond the Page: Carol Barton’s Art and Influence. Barton designs artists books with pop-up elements, and this exhibit features her work and books made by