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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Number: journal seeks articles and reviews for publication in the Fall 2014 issue. The theme for the issue is Art
as Community Builder. Through this topic, Number: intends to share with its readers the role Southern
visual artists, arts organization, and/or specific works of art are
helping to build, revitalize, and maintain community. This can include
non-profits using visual art to develop specific neighborhoods, art as
educational tools, and art as economic development.
In addition to writing focused on Community Building, Number: always
seeks writers for reviews, interviews, and regional updates. These
writings can be about current or recent exhibitions taking place in the
or about artists residing in the region showing outside of the
tri-state area of TN, MS, and AR. Specifics for each type of submission
are found below.
Guidelines for all writers (review additional guidelines for specific submission types):
·Submissions are typed
in 12 point font, double spaced
·Italicize titles of
works of art and books
·Submitted as a .doc
·Include author name,
affiliation, and contact information (email, address, and phone #)
·High resolution JPEG
or TIFF images (300 dpi @ 5”X7”)
·Cutlines for each image
that includes artist name, title of work, size, year, medium and photo credit
·Author cutline (a short
descriptive sentence about you-100 characters)
·Addresses theme of
·Includes 3-5 digital
images to support the writing
of works presented in exhibitions
·Title of show/exhibition,
name of artist, location, and dates of exhibition noted at the top of the page.
·3-5 digital images
from the exhibition or of the artists work
·Provided in interview
format that includes the question
to the artist or interviewee
·5-10 digital images
of the artists work
·Provides a look at
what is happening with the visual arts in your area
·2-3 digital images
to support writing
All submissions must be submitted electronically at https://numberinc.submittable.com/submit by Sept 23
to be considered for publication. Authors
of works selected for print publication will be provided a contract
for compensation. Questions regarding submission guidelines and number
publication can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Number: Inc. advances the visual
arts of the South by publishing critical discourse that educates,
advocates, and informs. This mission is realized through the publication
ofNumber:, an independent journal of the
arts. Past issues of Number: are available at www.numberinc.org
Crosstown Arts is hiring for three new positions and we're grateful
for any recommendations you may have for qualified candidates. The new
positions are Event Manager, General Manager of the Cleveland Street
Flea Market and Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director.
Please feel free to forward this email or the job descriptions
linked below to anyone who may be interested. Applications are due by Friday, June 20th. The positions will begin in early July.
New work by good friend and Artist Jason Williams,
His large drawings are based on random yet physically controlled marks, as he creates these large scaled works of art without visually looking at the surface. The use of thick and thin lines causes different levels of depth and density to appear, revealing layers of environmental clouds.
I hope you will all join fellow alums May 30th & 31st for the MCA Alumni Weekend!
Did you know it is free to be an Alumni? This weekend of fun will cost you $20. You absolutely cannot beat that deal.
As I was going through my address book to put together an email list, I
realized that I know a lot of artists but do not know if you attended
MCA. Please help spread the word to other artists. You never know if you
have this common thread between you.
Join Academy and MCA
alumni for a fun-filled weekend in Memphis! We’ve wrapped a few events
around the 2014 Biennial Alumni Exhibition, so mark your calendars and
plan your visit. A limited number of residences in the newly renovated
Parkside are available for a really cheap rate, plus you’ll have access
to MCA’s shuttle service to downtown and the park. Here’s what’s
Friday, May 30 Hyde Gallery Special Alumni Reception for Biennial Alumni Exhibition Opening ($5) •Includes tapas from Tsunami and craft beer from High Cotton Brewer •Jamie Harmon with his Amurica photo booth (free for registered alums!)
Saturday, May 31 Rust Hall, Overton Park Tour of Rust Hall Brunch ($5) Screening of “The Art Academy” film about MCA
Late afternoon and evening free to check out the Levitt Shell Concert
with Ester Rada, Overton Square and lots of great Memphis places and
•Limited availability lodging ($35/night) in Parkside Apartments for registered alumni. •Campus shuttle available for weekend events.
Registration: $10 (does not include lodging, alumni reception or brunch)