Caitlin Albritton Kevin Arnold Luis Cruz Azaceta Audrey Bell Carolyn Case Maysey Craddock Casey Criddle Thomas Dahlberg Natalie Escobar Erin Fitzpatrick Vincent Granela Ronna Harris Jacob Heustis Tyler Hildebrand Leslie Holt Jong-kwang Hyun Evan Jones Yue Li Jean-Paul Mallozzi Walter Eric Matthews Marc Mitchell Alexander Paulus Anastasia Pelias Nick Pena Joseph Peragine Victor Perez Jing Qin Corinna Ray Marta Rodriguez Maleck Max Seckel Vitus Shell Chip Southworth Dominic Terlizzi Andrew Thorp Maria Tinaut David Ubias Kendra Wadsworth Anna Wehrwein Thomas Wharton Jessica Wohl
Opening Artist Reception: Wednesday, March 1, 6-9 p.m.
About the Juror:
We are fortunate to have the highly respected Metropolitan Museum of Art Specialist Jared Ash. Jared Ash is the Slavic and Special Collections Librarian at the Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His former positions include Curator and Librarian of Special Collections at the Newark Public Library (Newark, NJ), and Curator of the Judith Rothschild Foundation, for which he developed a collection of Russian avant-garde books and works on paper that was donated to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and featured in the 2002 MoMA exhibition, “The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910-1934.” He has written essays for publications by MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the library of the Van Abbemuseum, and for the journals, Central Booking and Art Documentation.Artists
Beatriz Pinheiro, Troy Campbell, Meikel Church, Anne Bascove, Miriam Ancis, Jingmei Han, Elizabeth Emery, David Sheskin, Alisha Shiflet, Yuna Ikegami, Mariah Doren, Ryan Burns, Tamara Kostianovsky, Brenda Giegerich,
Jose Baez, James Prez, Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura, Jessica Alazraki,
Wendy Kawabata, Deborah Salomon, Brian Bober, Jessica Wohl,
Steven Palumbo, Liz Innvar, Marlene Weisman, Jacqueline Dee Parker,
Laurie Kanyer, Chris Pelletiere, Galen Cheney, Cindy Maguire, Ai Krasner,
John Hundt, Axelle Kieffer, John Paradiso, Kathleen Caprario, Marissa Raglin, Ryota Matsumoto, Nancy Lasar, Emily Lazarre, Dara Cerv, Cory Peeke,
Gail Flanery, Conny Goelz- Schmitt, Sean Fleckenstein, Dahlia Elsayed, Danielle Garza, Lynsey Nelson, Phyllis Gorsen, John Lawler, Michelle Saffran,
Jonathan Lee, Leslie Adler, Cheryl Dawdy, Emma Hadzi Antich,
Donny Gettinger, Niki Haynes, Alexis HilliardSite:Brooklyn
165 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York
Jessica Wohl’s Love Thy Neighbor grapples with the fear, intolerance, and polarization the artist sees dividing communities and cities across the country, and answers those divisions with objects that evoke empathy and comfort. The patterns of Wohl’s quilts invoke the fences, gates, and security bars that divide us, both from one another and from that to which we aspire. Quilts bring together disparate pieces, and so the medium in which these objects are rendered responds to that division. The quilts in the exhibition are stitched together from fabric found or purchased from thrift stores and yard sales across the country. For Wohl, the fabric pieces “are hand-me-downs, throwaways, stained, smelly, loved, discarded and Someone Else’s. They are Others that become one.”
February 3 - 23rd
frank d. robinson, jr.
Christina Renfer Vogel
Kelly S. Williams
Earl Sherman Braggs
George David Clark
A Tennessee Ekphrasis Project will showcase visual and literary works by eight artists and eight writers from Tennessee. This exhibition will coincide with the 10th Anniversary Issue Launch of Grist: A Journal for the Literary Arts. Readings by Earl Sherman Braggs & Adam Ross at 7:00pm.
Grist is a nationally distributed journal of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and craft essays, founded and edited by graduate students in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee.
Juror: Chad Alligood
This year’s annual Art of the South exhibition hosted by Number Inc. spans Tennessee, with one show in Nashville and one in Memphis. Two sets of work chosen by Crystal Bridges assistant curator Chad Alligood will be on display, and a live stream simulcast will take place during the exhibition opening on Friday, May 20, from 6 to 9 PM.
2016 Art of the South locations:
Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
University of Memphis, Art and Communication Building
3715 Central Avenue | Memphis, TN 38152
M – F, 9 AM – 4 PM
1900 Belmont Blvd. | Nashville, TN 37212
M – F, 9 AM – 4 PM
Sat., Noon – 6 PM
Sun. 2 – 6 PM
Chad Alligood is Assistant Curator of Special Projects at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville Arkansas. He is a Perry, Georgia, native who earned his bachelor’s degree in history of art and architecture from Harvard University, his master’s degree in art history from the University of Georgia, and has completed his doctoral coursework at City University of New York (CUNY). After serving as adjunct professor of art history at Brooklyn College, Alligood went on to become a curatorial intern for collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where he provided research support for the development of large exhibitions of modern art in New York and abroad. He received the Kress Foundation Fellowship from Smith College Institute for Art Museum Studies and was the Jeanne and Ralph Graham Collections Fellow at Cranbrook Art Museum before joining Crystal Bridges. Alligood’s research and exhibitions have focused on American art since 1900, and his areas of particular interest include contemporary art, art of the 1960s and 70s, and art of the west coast.
The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries in partnership with the Honors College, School of Continuing Studies & Academic Outreach, Women’s Studies Program, Women’s Resource Center and the Student Government Association (SGA) B.U.C. Funds announced the winners for ‘American / Woman’ during the 31st Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition awarding reception and juror’s lecture last February 18th, at the Slocumb Galleries. The exhibition is extended until March 17that the Slocumb Galleries.
‘American / Woman’ is a two-part exhibition juried by Al Miner, this year’s juror for the 31st Annual Positive/Negative. After looking through 218 artists’ submissions nationwide, Miner developed two curatorial directions that he entitled 'American / Woman’. He described his selections as featuring works by contemporary artists that "deal with location/place/landscape in the U.S. and the others take women/girls/femininity/stereotypes about women as their subject.” The exhibitions offered diverse and nuanced images, as he stated, “the American gallery brings together works that speak to the evolving political, social, and physical terrain of our country. The Woman gallery illustrates that in our time, shifting definitions of and expectations for women are as compelling to artists as the female form has always been.”
Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.
Belfast Photo Festival. Queen Street Studios.
The photograph today is increasingly distanced from the handmade. With the proliferation of digitalization, seamless Photoshop retouching, and quick laser printing, pictures now more than ever are a product of the mind and the machine. In tandem, the photograph has become eminently reproducible. Yellowing silver prints and one-shot polaroids, once keepsakes saved in shoe boxes or pinned on walls, have been all but negated by online photo streams and jpegs from our iPhones.
Yet a group of intrepid artists are working to reclaim the photograph as a unique and handmade object, through an entirely unexpected medium: embroidery. Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to present The Embroidered Image, curated by Orly Cogan and featuring the work of Pinky/MM Bass, Matthew Cox, Orly Cogan, Jane Waggoner Deschner, Flore Gardner, Diane Meyer, Jose Romussi, Hinke Schreuders, Hagar Vardimon, Jessica Wohl, and Melissa Zexter. Utilizing in their own ways the tactility, intricacy, and powerful domestic history of needle and thread, the artists transform photographs into singular mementos both nostalgic and unequivocally current.
For Melissa Zexter and Flore Gardner, embroidery serves as an extension of the imagination. Tinted and black-and-white photographs receive overlays of color and pattern, revealing a nun's contemplation in pink crosses and bringing a red cardinal to commune with a daydreaming woman. For others, it's architectural—Diane Meyer's thick needlepoint panels mimic pixellation in her images of the stark Berlin cityscape, blurring the built environment to comment on fading memories of its history, while Hagar Vardimon's colored threads pull at the rafters of tiny houses like geometric spiderwebs and form mysterious icons in suburban yards.
Embroidery, as a somewhat non-traditional fine art medium, also lends itself to humor and whimsy. Matthew Cox threads the faces of cartoon characters and pop culture icons onto x-rays, playing on the notion of 'stitching' with a dark panache. Yet Jane Waggoner Deschner's photo-collages riff perhaps most clearly on the concept of the photographic keepsake. Family snapshots sewn together and topped with exuberant embroidered doodles and messages, they celebrate the medium's home-spun beginnings while poignantly pushing us to look more deeply at the artifacts of our own lives.
Orly Cogan, whose embroidery work focuses upon themes of feminism and covert domesticity, was born in Jaffa, Israel in 1971 and studied at Cooper Union and The Maryland Institute College of Art.
January 31 – April 6, 2014
Contemporary Focus is the KMA’s annual exhibition series designed to serve as a vital means of recognizing, supporting, and documenting the development of contemporary art in East Tennessee. Each year, the exhibition series features the work of artists who are living and making art in this region, and who are exploring issues relevant to the larger world of contemporary art.
The three artists selected for this year’s exhibition have a common interest in creating layered works dealing with memory, identity and the surrounding environment—whether suburban, rural, synthetic, or natural. Jean Hess produces dense, intricate collages made up of fragments culled from eclectic sources such as topographical charts, children’s writings, and the natural landscape. In addition to her studio practice, Hess is active as a freelance art writer and curator. Althea Murphy-Price is a printmaker and installation artist who uses hair—both human and artificial—rather than a drawn line as the basis for her elaborately textured compositions. Murphy-Price is an assistant professor of printmaking at the School of Art, University of Tennessee. Jessica Wohl is a mixed media artist based in Sewanee whose sprawling installations, obsessively detailed ink drawings, and sewn portraits are largely inspired by contemporary suburban life. She currently lives in Sewanee, Tennessee where she is an Assistant Professor of Art at The University of the South.