Turnip Green Creative Reuse: Green Gallery / 805 Woodland St. October 13, 2018 - December 8, 2018

Lindsy Davis, Gwil Owen

Turnip Green Creative Reuse is pleased to debut Changing Planes, an exhibition featuring work by artists Lindsy Davis and Gwil Owen at our Green Gallery at Eastside Station! We hope you will join us for the exhibition's opening reception on Saturday, October 13 from 6pm-9pm during the East Side Art Stumble.

Artist Bios:

Lindsy Davis is an American artist known for her gesture and negative space work that push and pull the eyes’ perception of space and depth. Davis works prolifically in series, her concepts question ideas of perceived consciousness, theories in psychology (Gestaltism), and physically binds conceptual metaphor by using resources in the process that solidify her concept. She has spent her career making her process as sustainable as possible by making her own paper, building and burning her tools, deriving her own pigments/ stains and building her frames. Davis has shown internationally, was a National Parks Artist in Residence during their centennial year (2016), she is featured in collections throughout the nation and in South Africa. She has worked with world renowned artists Ibrahim Miranda and William Kentridge. Davis received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University in Boston Massachusetts. She was raised in northern New Jersey in 1990, and currently lives and works East Nashville TN.

Born in Syracuse, N.Y., and raised in rural Ohio, Gwil Owen moved to Nashville as a songwriter in 1983. After kicking around for a few years, his band, The Thieves, was signed to Bug/Capitol Records and put out one record, “Seduced By Money,” in 1989. He went on to be nominated for an Academy Award in 1999 for a song co-written with Allison Moorer called “A Softer Place to Fall,” which was featured in Robert Redford’s film “The Horse Whisperer.” The Gwil Owen/Kevin Gordon songwriting collaboration “Deuce and a Quarter” was recorded By Keith Richard and Levon Helm for the album “All The Kings Men,” which featured performances by Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana.

In 1999 Owen started a small business selling books online. In 2012 he partnered up with Grimey’s New & Preloved Music and Jessica Kimbrough to open Howlin’ Books on 8th Ave. (now relocated to Trinity Lane in East Nashville).

The collage work came back to him after a longtime friend asked if he would create a cover for an album he was working on. Owens had played with collage in his teens and agreed to try. What he found was a creative avenue that had been missing in his life. He began cutting up old books, manuals, and magazines he had lying around from his bookselling business and pasting images together real time (no computers).

“What came out,” Owen says, “came out fully formed. It’s something I had inside of me that I had no idea was there.”


On Left:
Lindsy Davis
XXII, 2017
Enamel, gesso, latex
6 x 5.5 inches

On Right:
Gwil Owen
Mousetrap, 2018
14 x 12 inches