Topic: Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Nashville, TN – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts welcomes an impressive array of nearly 125 ancient American art objects in Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection. Opening Friday, March 1st, 2013 in the Center’s Upper-Level Galleries.
This exhibition provides a compelling overview of the art made in Mesoamerica, Central America and Andean South America between the years of 1200 B.C. and A.D. 1520, when the Spanish conquest of the New World began.
Camille Utterback’s Interactive Installations Explore the Relationship between the Physical and Digital at The Frist Center
Tracing Time/Marking Movement opens in Gordon CAP Gallery February 1st, 2013
Nashville, TN – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery will feature the interactive installations of San Francisco artist Camille Utterback in an exhibition entitled Tracing Time/ Marking Movement from February 1st to May 19th, 2013.
Text Box: Camille Utterback and Romy Achituv. Text Rain (screen detail), 1999. Interactive installation; custom software, video camera, computer, projector, and lighting. Courtesy of the artist This exhibition includes four interactive installations which link computational systems to human movement. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The images – crumbling brick walls, rusty chain link fences, broken vending machines – depict an urban landscape weathered by the repetition of life. The objects have decayed because of their ceaseless interaction with the ever-moving world around them.
Beginning November 7th, Clarksville residents will get to explore the intimacy of these images with a new photography exhibit, “The Urban Landscape: In and Out of the Margins,” which opens with a reception at 7:00pm in the Austin Peay State University Trahern Gallery. The exhibit, featuring works by such photographers as William Eggleston, Huger Foote, David Leonard and Vesna Pavlović, runs through November 23rd.
The Birth of Impressionism Galleries Open Until Midnight
Nashville, TN – To celebrate the inauguration of Bill Haslam as Tennessee’s next governor, the Frist Center will offer free admission on inauguration day, Saturday, January 15th, 2011, and will extend hours until midnight that evening with a number of special activities planned from 5:00pm–9:00pm.
“We are pleased to join other cultural institutions in Tennessee to commemorate this day in our state’s history,” said Frist Center Executive Director Susan H. Edwards, Ph.D. “We hope visitors to Nashville (as well as our own neighbors in the local community) will take advantage of this special opportunity to see the magnificent Birth of Impressionism exhibition from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris before it leaves Nashville January 23rd to return to France.” «Read the rest of this article»
Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes Opens in Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
Nashville, TN – The Frist Center’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery will feature Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes, comprising nine large-scale digital photographs and three sculptures. The exhibition opens February 20th, 2011, and will remain on view through May 29th, 2011.
Often showing wild animals in natural settings, Johan’s photographs may seem like National Geographic idylls writ gloriously large. Yet while appearing to be straightforward documents of nature, the works have an underlying allegorical content. The majestic creatures seem to occupy the titular “kingdom,” an ideal place where desires will be fulfilled and life’s dilemmas resolved. But contained within each image are imperfections that bring this utopic implication back to reality. «Read the rest of this article»
Works in U-Ram Choe: New Urban Species exhibition mimics living organisms
NASHVILLE – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will feature seven works by Korean kinetic artist U-Ram Choe in an exhibition opening to the public Feb. 19, 2010. U-Ram Choe: New Urban Species will be on view in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery through February 19th-May 16, 2010.
U-Ram Choe’s kinetic sculptures are made of delicately curved sections of wrought metal, joined together in movable parts that are driven by motors to expand, contract, or otherwise suggest the autonomic motions—such as breathing or swimming—of such primitive life forms as plants and single-celled aquatic creatures. The intricate workmanship and graceful movements of these mechanical sculptures offer viewers an unparalleled visual delight.
Works from the Museo de Arte de Ponce
Catalog, Gallery Guide and Wall Text Offered in English, Spanish
NASHVILLE – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will open Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. This exhibition, composed of 60 of the greatest highlights of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, will be on view in the Ingram Gallery of the Frist Center through February 19th-May 16, 2010.
The gallery guide, family guide and labels for the exhibition are written in Spanish and English. The fully illustrated exhibition catalog is also bilingual and includes entries by Katie E. Delmez and Trinita Kennedy, curators at the Frist Center, and Frist Center Executive Director and CEO Susan H. Edwards, Ph.D.
Explores Need for Superhuman and Mortal Heroes in Society
NASHVILLE – Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece, an exhibition exploring the human need for heroes through the arts of one of the oldest and most influential cultures in history, will open in the Frist Center’s Upper-Level Galleries January 29, 2010, and remain on view through April 25, 2010.
More than 100 works, including statues, reliefs, vases, bronzes and jewelry made between the sixth and first centuries BCE and drawn from prestigious U.S. and European museums illustrate the lives of Greek heroes including their tasks, adversaries, challenges, failures and private moments. Heroes are sometimes portrayed as superhuman protagonists while at other times as average people who rise above the ordinary. Included are both mythological heroes, among them Herakles, Achilles, Odysseus and Helen, and mortal heroes, including warriors, athletes and rulers.
The exhibition comes to the Frist Center from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – A rogue group of artists, The Underground 9, present their themed exhibit, Sanctuary, at the Tennessee Art League’s Poston Gallery during the month of December. An opening reception with the artists will take place Saturday, December 5th, as part of the Nashville Gallery Crawl.
Terri Jordan, founder of the Underground 9 says “the group is a gathering of creative spirits who not only want to exhibit their art, but also to give back to the community.” While there is a core group of members, the participating artists in each show will change. The 9 invite a select number of artists from the host city to exhibit with them each time. Jordan states that the unique things about the Underground 9 are that each show will have a central theme and the group donates of a portion of sales to a local cause. For the Nashville show that cause is the Tennessee Art League’s community outreach programs.«Read the rest of this article»
Abstract. The word itself is, well, somewhat abstract. It signifies something that is often difficult to comprehend. As an art form, it has confounded viewers and some critics for decades. But, like all viable movements, this hasn’t prevented it from growing and encompassing new ideas.
A new art exhibit which opened at the Austin Peay State University Trahern Gallery this month will showcase the art form’s entry into the 21st century. “Jettison – New Ideas in Abstraction” began on Sept. 8th and will continue through Sept. 25th features works from 17 artists, including some of the top names in the country working in this genre, such as Thomas Nozkowski, Jonathan Lasker and Josh Smith.
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