Channel to Channel / 507 Hagan St. September 12, 2020 - October 31, 2020

Frances Berry, Stacy Kiehl

Channel to Channel proudly presents a collaborative show, featuring the works of Frances Berry and Stacy Kiehl in Nashville this September through October.

Based in Memphis, Tennessee for the past eleven years but originating from Mississippi, Frances Berry started her artistic career as a photographer. Midway through her masters degree at the Memphis College of Art, she discarded her cameras and slowly metamorphosed into the painter presented to you today. Her work is bold and bright, a physical representation of her personality. “My work is just pure energy moving through me,” she said in an interview for the Nashville Scene.

Stacy Kiehl shares a studio space with Berry in Memphis, Tennessee. Her work is brightly colored and high-contrast; her previous work as a tattoo artist clearly influences her current form.
Though Frances Berry and Stacy Kiehl have vastly different artistic styles (Stacy having a more graphic style, Frances, more painterly), they share a bold and vibrant color palette. They have described their collaborative process as being comparable to tag-team wrestling or pen pal correspondence, as they pass work back and forth until they achieve a satisfying result.

While Frances has previously created collaborative art with her past studio-mate, Captain, who now lives on the west coast, she has never collaborated with another female artist before. This is Stacy’s first artistic collaboration. In an interview conducted by Emily Zachry for Choose 901, Stacy noted, “I’ve never collaborated with anybody before, so it’s all like a new thing. I never thought I would be able to, because I’m so particular about how I want things. But, our collaboration, it just seems like supernatural...Also being female, you know? I feel like women are competitive with certain things, and we don’t have that at all. “

“You know, it’s a lot of clapping for each other. It’s really rad to watch Stacy succeed, and to see the space coming together. I had no clue how much space Stacy was going to fill up in my life, but it’s all happened with such ease. It’s like the happiest place on earth,” replied Frances.

The show will be on view at Channel to Channel from September 12th to October 31st, 2020. The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-6pm.