David Lusk Gallery Nashville / 516 Hagan St. February 7 - March 18th (Reception: March 4 12:00pm - 3:00pm)

Tad Lauritzen Wright

This February, David Lusk Gallery Nashville presents REPEATING IT PERFECTLY (UNDONE) AGAIN by Tad Lauritzen Wright. Exploring literal definitions and the physicality of a single line - a foundational element of his career – Lauritzen Wright loops, twists, and spirals enamel coated wire to create three dimensional tangles that project into space. With those tangles he pairs monochromatic 10-foot paintings on drop cloths of similar never-ending loops.

A maker, thinker, and problem solver, Lauritzen Wright paints, sculpts, bends, draws, and collages a variety of sculptural installations and oversized paintings that walk the line between works of art and playful, sensory puzzles. He employs consistent motifs and symbols through his ever-evolving experimental methods, creating art that asks questions through visual meditation and a deconstruction of ideas.

Reflecting on the tangled paintings Wright says, “In this work there is an intentional absence of narrative. There are no representational gestures to rely on. The paintings appear immediate and improvised, but they are created in slow motion, accepting the basic idea of what the outcome will be.” The same ideas are applied to the sculptural tangles. Formed out of enamel-coated aluminum wire into confusing, tangles in day-glow pink, soothing blue, or silver, these Recontextualized Loose Ends project from the wall. They rely on the wall as anchor, and Wright utilizes their shadows to question and reinterpret ideas of dimension and space.

Tad Lauritzen-Wright lives and maintains a studio practice in Memphis. He received a BFA from Nebraska Wesleyan University and an MFA from Memphis College of Art. Over the past two decades, he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States and has many collectors around the globe.

Image: Repeating it Perfectly (Undone) Again 19, acrylic on drop cloth, 72x109"