OZ Arts / 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle February 22, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Doris Wasserman

Join us for an opening reception celebrating painter Doris Wasserman! Enjoy a glass of wine, meet the artist, and experience her Under a Dream exhibit.

Reception attendees are invited to make an evening of it by purchasing tickets to contemporary dance company New Dialect's 8PM performance at OZ Arts.

Admission to the art opening is free and open to the public. The New Dialect performance is ticketed. Performance tickets are available here: https://www.ozartsnashville.or...

A Canadian artist living in Nashville, Doris Wasserman grew up in the same farmhouse in which her father was born. The land and sky nurtured her and taught her resilience. She was raised near the largest known collection of First Nations' rock carvings in Canada. Called “Kinoomaagewaabking" by the Algonquin tribe, these "teaching rocks" cultivated in her a profound respect for those who first left their marks on this land. The language in her paintings reflects her deep fascination with symbolism, mark-making, and a sense that she is leaving a trace of herself behind.

Washes of color and instinctive marks made with graphite, charcoal, brushes, sticks, and other utensils are characteristic of her art. As she works, she builds layer upon layer, creating a subliminal narrative within each painting, often scribbling notes to herself in the layers of paint, most of which is disguised or lost as the piece is developed. It is through clues like these that she subtly connects with her viewers. The soft colors and emerging shapes begin to form whimsical scenes that are just out of focus or, as one collector put it, feel as if “sleeping under a dream."