THE FOCUS

Recently, David Onri Anderson and I sat down and discussed his work over a cup of coffee. I first discovered David’s work when he showed at Fluorescent Gallery in Knoxville where I was the Assistant to the Director. Since then, I’ve been invested in his work and also his ideas as an artist. David is also a curator at Mild Climate in the Packing Plant building in Nashville. He helps promote contemporary art in the city and also keep...

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Rachel Bubis: You describe yourself as “a hunter and gatherer of images.” Are these both digital and physical? Where do you keep them? Jered Sprecher: Yes, both digital and physical images. A good friend of mine, who is also an artist, talks about being in the studio even when you are not physically in the studio. I really take that to heart. I am always looking for things that are engaging to the eye and the mind. I take a lot...

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Featured Exhibition: The Collective Presents LIBERATION (Curated by Lawrence Matthews) on view February 23- March 24, 2018 at Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN I feel like many times as black artists we end up having to carry the weight of black people on our shoulders when creating. The same way many times black people in majority white spaces become unwillingly the representative of black people. Our experiences and ideas must be filtered through a lens of blackness and preexisting ideas...

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