Nashville Visual Arts Events August 2009
Twist Gallery is celebrating its 3rd anniversary this month with what should be a good show by Angela Burks, a figurative painter on the faculty at MTSU. Francis Bacon comes to mind—in aspects of the compositions, not the painter’s personal behavior, which I can’t vouch for either way. Twist has also been asking people to send in postcards as a campaign to save the Arcade Post Office.
And we’ve also got a new space opening, Open Lot, in
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Twist, Angela Burks and Love Letters to the Post Office. I’ll probably have more to say about this show later. Burks is an MTSU grad, she went away for an MFA, and she back teaching there. She is doing portraits where the faces are obscured by a mess of blood-red colors, making them something like forensic pictures. The gallery is also selling commemorative posters that are quite nice, and Eastern Block is playing downstairs.
Sera Davis, Admir Jahics and Comenius Röthlisbergers. Two Swiss artists known as The Invisible Heros have done drawings taken from freeze frames on YouTube. At this point, YouTube is one of the most pervasive and influential sources of visual content in our society, but at best it indiscriminately gathers in trivia and profound material, and at worst may impoverish our visual world. These artists give over an old art form drawing, to this new world.
Blend, Wasted Thread. Tiffany Denton is leading a collaborative project in which the gallery has asked people to send in used clothing and textiles which will be sewn together into a big installation piece. After the installation, the cloth will be reworked into items to be sold in shops around town to support Kiva, a micro-lending program.
Rymer, Drew Galloway and Gordon Chandler. These two artists both work with and on metal.
The Arts Company, Avant-Garage
Tinney Contemporary. The My Magic Cape show, featuring Don Evans’ drawings, continues. I’ve got a review of this in the Scene that comes out tomorrow.
Downtown Presbyterian Church, SNAP. The Society of Nashville's Artistic Photographers steps out again, this time at DPC. Participating photographers include Laura Carpenter, Denny Adcock, Kay Ramming, Eric Denton, Martha Smith, and Nicholas Dantona.
Open Lot, Tiny Tornadoes, Gracious Calamity and
Art After Hours. The Nashville Association of Art Dealers has started a program in which members stay open from 5 until 8 on the first Thursday of the month. For a list of participating galleries go to the NAAD website. Food seem to be an important part of this—LeQuire is going to have Las Paletas popsicles.
Zeitgeist, Oblique Strategies: Dr. Roy Elam. Dr.
Gallery One, David Douglas and