Nashville Visual Arts Events February 2010
Better late than never or something.
TSU is bringing in William Pope L. for a talk and a project. See below for details.
I really need to plug the Belcourt more often. Great series this month—French and English noirs—lots of Jean-Pierre Melville, Jules Dassin, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Carol Reed. Bob Le Flambeur, Rififi, Le Samourai, Diabolique for a few.
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The Arts Company, Steven Walker and Lucius Outlaw. Outlaw, a professor at Vanderbilt, went to the Obama inauguration with his camera last year and trained it on the multitudes who came there. It was a marvelous day, a strange combination of the cold, which had everyone bundled up and sort of subdued, as you dealt with your own needs to stay warm, and thick coats and gloves seemed to dampen sound, and the energy of a massive crowd of people gulping in the brisk air of the watershed many could hardly believe came during their life, with others just breathing the most massive sigh of relief. It was remarkable to me how many older folks there were, but also not surprising. Many of the people I saw were old enough that they would have lived through almost every painful step of desegregation and the fight for full citizenship. Along with Lou Outlaw’s photos, the Arts Company has a series of Nashville urban landscape paintings by Walker that look like they take that unblinking look at desolate or overlooked but ubiquitous urban spaces that you see in Rackstraw Downes or Todd Gordon (who has shown at LeQuire and Tinney).
MIR, Group Photography Show. Ashley Burress Smith, Barry Noland, Greg Sand, Jace Freeman, Jennifer Ford, Kay Ramming, Susan Walker, and Tammy Dohner
Blend, Workforce Rebellion. I’m familiar with posters produced by this collective with activist messages. For this show they worked with students at
Twist, Watkins faculty + 5. Watkins faculty members Brady Haston, Terry Thacker, Ron Lambert, Derek Cote, Kristi Hargrove plus several students at the school: Lauren Willis, Clayton Lancaster, Robert Dunn, Claudia O'Steen, Alexis Hicks, and Tim Marchbanks.
Tinney Contemporary, Eduardo Terranova. Terranova is an architect from
Scarritt-Bennett Gallery F, artists talk. The current show features work by the Off the Wall Collective, and they’ll be doing an artists’ talk: Jenny Luckett, Mahlea Jones, Jaime Raybin, Iwonka Waskowski, Nicole Baumann and Marcie Little.
Alias Winter Recital, Vanderbilt Turner Recital Hall. Typically interesting program. The group often programs one Baroque piece among more contemporary fare, and it’s often one of the highlights. This program has a piece by a 17th century female composer, Bianca Maria Meda, and then a contemporary quartet by Belinda Reynolds scored for baroque strings. The first piece is a duet for English Horn and soprano that will be sung by the composer, Deborah Kavasch.
Parthenon Symposium, Barbara Tsakirgis. Dr. Tsakirgis is chair of the Classics Department at Vandy and will speak on the spaces, everyday life and events in the home in classical
Tennessee State University, William Pope L. talk. William Pope L. is in
Tennessee State Museum, Sharaku Interpreted by
Sarratt Gallery, Richard Painter. Painter makes his images by charring wood to produce fragile images that teeter on the edge of decay, pretty much one momento mori after another. Gallery talk at 5, reception at 6:30
Frist Center, Masterpieces of European Painting from the Museo de Arte de Ponce, and U-Ram Choe. The painting exhibit is from a museum in