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Gallery Bang Bang is an alternative art & project space located in a private residence. Gallery Bang Bang's goal is to be an additive, positive force in Nashville's creative community by providing space for kick-ass exhibits. Exhibition Spotlight: Dinner's Ready, curated by Pam Marlene Taylor, featured artists include Ellen Dempsey, Pia Pack, Dana Robinson, Janet Decker Yañez, Quinn Hunter Gallery Visit, Gallery Bang Bang, featuring Dinner's Ready (curated by Pam Marlene Taylor) Gallery Visit, Gallery Bang Bang, featuring Dinner's R...

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Rachel Bubis: You work in the documentary tradition, but make photographs that “acknowledge the limits of photographic representation.” You do this by establishing real relationships with your subjects and often turn the camera on yourself, creating images that are about your fantasy of a place rather than, for example, dramatizing poverty. In accompanying texts, you feature voices of local people collected from newspaper excerpts instead of using traditional captions. Are there any other ways in which you challenge what you see...

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This is a selection of works from artists who live and/or work in Tennessee. All six come from immigrant families, and use photography either literally or referentially. As Tennesseans, their work is made against a diverse—and increasingly divisive—political backdrop. We are less trusting of the news, of photographic evidence. While the rhetoric crescendos around borders, global migration, and scarcity, photography reminds us that we have many ways of seeing "evidence." Truth is not scarce, it's...

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