Exhibitions

PATTERN RECOGNITION: ART AND MUSIC VIDEOS FROM MIDDLE TENNESSEE

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts / 919 Broadway April 29 - October 8th

McLean Fahnestock
Morgan Higby-Flowers
Joon Sung
John Warren

Pattern Recognition: Art and Music Videos from Middle Tennessee
May 5–October 8, 2017
Conte Community Arts Gallery

Bringing together experimental videos and digital photographs by artists working in the Middle Tennessee region, Pattern Recognition explores the expressive potential of digital media. In animated landscapes, geometrical compositions, and other invented scenarios, the videos show natural and computer-generated patterns that weave, ripple, and flow in alluring ways. In their experimental works, artists McLean Fahnestock, Morgan Higby-Flowers, Joon Sung, and John Warren all manipulate viewers’ sense of time and space and resist traditional notions of linear storytelling. Each artist employs slow pacing, fluid transitions between recognizable and abstract imagery, and sound to induce feelings of reverie, pleasure, and mystery. This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Image credit:
McLean Fahnestock. The Sun Taught Me How to Set (still), 2014. High-definition color
video with stereo sound; 4 minutes, 48 seconds. © McLean Fahnestock