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Tops Gallery is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2012 by Matt Ducklo and located at 400 S. Front St. in Memphis, TN. A second exhibition space, Tops Gallery at Madison Avenue Park, also features Tops programming and is located at 151 Madison Ave. in Memphis, TN. Luther Hampton opened on August 31, 2020 and will be on view through December 31, 2020. Virtual Gallery Visit, Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN (feat. Luther Hampton) Virtual Gallery Visit, Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN (feat. Luther Hampton) Virtual Gallery Visit, Tops...

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Rachel Bubis: What’s it been like getting a physical exhibition together in the midst of a pandemic? I know you also had a show recently at Cheekwood. KJ Schumacher: Quarantine was a Godsend for me, as it gave me some of the most uninterrupted time in the studio I’ve had in almost two years. I got organized, got focused, and got to work. Before Rinna, I prepared the @Home show for Cheekwood. The COVID-19 situ...

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Rachel Bubis: How are you? It’s obviously been a tumultuous year so far… How has your quarantine experience been? Have you been making new work? If so, has your perspective changed or have you reflected on your practice in a new way?  Houston Cofield: I’m doing okay. Probably about the same as many people / artists during this time. Commissioned work has slowed down significantly which I’m actually very grateful for. It has allowed me to ref...

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