Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Richard Lou: Stories On My Back opens June 5 at Crosstown Arts

Stories On My Back
a multimedia installation by Richard Lou

On view June 5-July 4, 2015 

Please join us for these events:

Opening Night: Friday, June 5, 6-9 pm
Live music by Los Cantadores & Savannah Long

9 am: WKNO Checking on the Arts with Richard Lou
6 pm: Blessing by Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl
6:15 pm: Singer/songwriter Savannah Long
7 pm: Cuban and Latin folk music by Los Cantadores

During the reception:
Hot Mess Burritos food truck, empanadas from Havana's Pilon, paletas by La Michoacana Mexican Ice Cream Parlor, elote (grilled corn) and a wide variety of cold beverages.

We encourage everyone to come to the reception at 6 pm on the dot so you don't miss Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl! 

Exhibition Programs: Saturday, June 6, 2-4 pm
Lecture by Visiting Scholar Guisela Latorre with Artist Talk to Follow  

Crosstown Arts | 422 N. Cleveland | Memphis

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Circuitous Succession: An Exhibition Series Curated by Jason Miller

Pixy Yijun Liao "Experimental Relationship"

May 29th, 6-9pm, gallery talk 7-8pm
500 S. 2nd St., Memphis, TN 38103

Gallery Talk, 7 - 8pm
Opening reception, 6-9pm
Exhibition on view May 29- June 24

The exhibition will consist of twelve c-prints from Liao's "Experimental Relationship" series and a multimedia installation. Pixy Liao will speak about her work at the opening reception.

More about Pixy Liao here:


South Main Artspace Lofts Property Update

We have great news to share about the South Main Artspace Lofts in Memphis, Tennessee. The Hyde Family Foundations recently made a generous gift to the project, enabling Artspace to advance our work toward a construction start later this year. The building plans continue to evolve and we’ll be hosting more information sessions and fun events this fall to unveil the latest developments. We also want to share information about an important event to support arts organizations and artists across the community. Enjoy!

A must see show, some of the most amazing art in the TN, MS, AR area.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Only Black and White &
Desperately Seeking Attention

Opening Reception, Friday April 10th
Show on exhibit April 10 - May 

Only Black and White
Drawings by Carl E. Moore

“Only Black and White” consist of 5 drawings on paper that deal with an ongoing conversation about how we exist in our personal space with emphasis on how, where and the way we live. I chose the title Only Black and White because I wanted to reference the use of negative and positive space in the work. This also parallels the artwork as it relates to cultural, situational and stereotypical differences in our environment and how we deal with these discrepancies on a daily basis.

Desperately Seeking Attention
Paintings by Carl E. Moore

“Desperately Seeking Attention” consists of 5 abstract paintings on paper and canvas. This body of work addresses the same conversation as the series of b/w drawings about how we exist in our personal space with emphasis on how, where and the way we live. Instead of focusing on the negative and positive space in the black and white drawings, the use of color deals with the emotional side of the work and the characters in their given space. The artwork takes a look at unexpected events that take place on a day to day basis and how we adjust to these occurrences.

more here:

Sunday, March 8, 2015

T-Shirt design for the 2015 Selma March, the sketch and the final design show the transition from the idea to the final concept. March 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chuck Johnson Paradise Found

"Night Garden," oil/encaustic on canvas, 41" x 40.5"  

February 2015, Opening Reception Friday, February 6, 6 – 8 pm, L | Ross Gallery,
5040 Sanderlin Ave, Suite 104, Memphis, TN 38117, 901.767.2200.

Pinkney Herbert new drawings

Green Plan
ink and paster on paper, 41x29

Go by and view a few of Pinkney Herbert new drawings Tuesday Jan. 27 from 5-7.  These pieces really dance!  David Lusk Gallery Memphis, Laurelwood Shopping Center, 4540 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117 901.767.3800.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Thought I Might Find You Here" opens Friday at Clough-Hanson Gallery

Join us this Friday as we celebrate the opening of I Thought I Might Find You Here, a new exhibition by Brian Pera. Also, I hope you’ll mark your calendars for Pera’s lecture on Thursday, as well as a screening of Pera’s films on Thursday, Janary 29th, and a Knit Night in the gallery on Thursday, February 12 (full information about all of these events is below).

Mellow Mountain Coalition at Glitch this Friday!

Glitch is beyond excited to have Mellow Mountain Coalition:
Born to Hula at the gallery this month! Please join us for the first show of 2015.

Mellow Mountain Coalition is Tad Lauritzen Wright and Hamlett Dobbins working collaboratively.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, January 23 from 6-11 pm.

The show will run through Friday, February 6th.  The gallery will be open by appointment only.  Appointments can be made by contacting Adam Farmer. 

Glitch is located at 2180 Cowden in Midtown Memphis. Contact: Adam Farmer (901) 734-6136

In the spring of 2008 Hamlett and Tad bought two nice, big Holbein sketchbooks to share. In the spirit of friendship they traded these books back and forth for many years. One of them would start a drawing, laying down a riff, and the other would respond following the other’s lead.  From time to time they would meet in Hamlett’s studio to paint and visit.  In 2010 Mellow Mountain Coalition was included in a group show of collaborative work, We Like Each Other, at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska and in 2013 they were in Co-lab at Kevin Mitchell’s Nu Gallery on Broad and in All My Rowdy Friends at Mark Nowell’s Rozelle Warehouse.  That same year Mellow Mountain Coalition were shown at the Leu Art Gallery at Belmont University in Nashville.  When Hamlett returned from Rome in August of 2014, he and Tad began meeting more regularly.  Once the kids are dropped off at school the two hole up in the sweet little studio behind Tad's house.  They listen to loud music, tell each other inappropriate stories, and paint together.  The work in the show at Glitch is the work they’ve made in the last five months.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Opening Night: Jerry Lynn and Terry Lynn Brothers Keeper

When: Reception
Friday Jan. 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This January 2 – 31 2015 at David Lusk Gallery in Memphis artists and twin brothers Jerry Lynn & Terry Lynn exhibit new paintings, drawings and mixed media works that express poetic scenes of the rural south. This will be the first exhibition where the two put aside their trademark collaborative efforts (as TWIN) and explore their own personal creative identities.

Growing up in a tight-knit family it was only natural that relatives told stories to the brothers about growing up in rural communities across the Southeastern US. Those memories and reflections have become the brothers’ visual vocabulary. Their historically narrative paintings depict an unidentifiable time period in black family life; fields, churches, blues music and family gatherings.
Through choice of colors, urban marks that might be symbolic of hip hop or graffiti, and collaged items – be it cotton bolls, twill ticking, newspaper clippings or glitter — the two take historic imagery and jolt it into the current century.

The Lynn brothers hold undergraduate degrees from the University of Memphis; Jerry’s is in business administration; and Terry’s is in studio art. Jerry is currently an art instructor in the Dallas public schools. Terry is in the midst of master’s work in the department of art at the University of Mississippi. Both brothers have exhibited widely across the US and beyond.

Pancakes & Booze Sounds like a good Eat!

Want a night filled with art, music, drinks, body paint, and free pancakes? Then on Saturday, January 17th, head on over to Hi-Tone. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show will set up shop at the Hi-Tone Cafe in midtown. The party will start at 8:00pm and last until 2:00am; you can come anytime in between. There will be art from local artists, both audio and visual performances, body painting, and an art battle. The cost to get in is 5$, that will also get you as many free pancakes as you want, and be honest who doesn’t love free pancakes?

With gorgeous art on display in a non-pompous fashion, the show will provide local artists with the opportunity to properly exhibit their work. Instead of the typical grandiose art show, this one will be on more of a proletarian level. This show will portray Memphis’ style and its zest. Indie music and DJs will top off the amazing atmosphere.

For info: Click Here

Monday, December 22, 2014

Cedar Lorca Nordbye "One Night Only Showcase!"

Cedar Lorca Nordbye "One Night Only Showcase", was one of those art shows that everyone who had a chance to see it spent months telling everyone else they should have been there.

At 430 Crosstown from 6 to 9pm, Cedar Nordbye exhibited his second body a work from his earlier show this past summer. The exhibition was untitled and shown on the least likely night of the year for an art show, the Monday before Christmas. Normally this would be a bad thing being that everyone's attention is directed to retail stores, blinking lights, wrapping paper and the holiday menu. This show was no exception. The turnout was limited, the food was lite but tasty, the weather was rainy but the art was great! The work was full of depth, complex patterns, intentional and unintentional color palettes and beautifully cutout wood reliefs that appeared to be pasted to the wall.

Although each piece appeared to be a work of art that could stand alone, as an exhibition it merged several forms collage, assemblage, painting, and screen printing successfully with an installation. This created a show that for the most part should have been one of the highlights of the month, but unfortunately it will exist as a historical "You should have been there" holiday one night event. Enjoy the images.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Portraits and Figures:
Works by Joyce Gingold and Carl Moore
October 12, 2014 - January 4th, 2015
Artist tour Tour and talk November 23 at 2pm

Dec. 10, at 12 noon to 1pm the Dixons Munch and Learn
Topic: "How to view art without instructions".