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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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Look for the emblematic lawn chair, a banner that hangs outside the unassuming brick duplex. Near Plaza Artist Materials and next door to the storefront for Third Man Records, you’ll find Unrequited Leisure. Pie Town’s new artist-run gallery, which opened in January, addresses Nashville’s appetite for experimental, outward-facing programming. Unrequited Leisure, Gallery Visit featuring work by Judy Rushin, 2019. Photo: Elysia Mann. It’s worth the mile-plus trek from the arcade where the First Saturday Art Crawl concentrates. An outli...

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Apothecary is a contemporary arts project space supported by the Art Department at UT Chattanooga. More info may be found at: http://www.apothecarygallery.com Strange-Making was a regional group exhibition curated by Mirel Crumb on view at Apothecary from March 22-25, 2018. It featured a selection of works from Eleanor Aldrich, David Onri Anderson, and Amy Pleasant. "This trio exhibition was curated around the concept of defamiliarization, Viktor Shklovsky’s term 'ostranenie' - the technique of de...

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The Side-Eye: Visions of Periphery was on view at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York City from March 7-12, 2018. In response to the fair's theme "Stranger Comes To Town", Knoxville-based curators Alana-lynn Berglund, Austin Pratt, and Tom Wixo chose to highlight contemporary artists that have spent large spans of their careers outside of major art centers. The curators also considered artists working away from precious visual art objects and explore poetry, music, or food. The eight featured artists include...

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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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C for Courtside is a new 2600 sq. ft. artist-run curatorial space in Knoxville, TN nestled beneath the Second Creek overpass on Cooper St. (located just a few blocks from A Dopo Sourdough Pizza, Remedy Coffee and Crafty Bastard Brewing). The launch of the space has been made possible in part by the generous support of an Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grant. Gallery Visit, C for Courtside (feat. A Half Note Familiar), Knoxville, TN, February 2018 (L-R: J. Bienko, L. Ghenov,...

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Wade Guyton, Untitled, Gallery Visit: Reece Museum + Slocumb Galleries, February 2018 Althea Murphy-Price, Untitled, Gallery Visit: Reece Museum + Slocumb Galleries, February 2018 Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee (curated by Vanessa Mayoraz + Andrew Scott Ross) is a group exhibition which focuses on artists living in, or from, Tennessee who utilize drawing as a substantial part of their contemporary practice. The thirteen contributing artists, residing in cities from Memphis to Johnson City, use a range of methodologies, which explore the limits, and...

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Founded by artist David Wolff, Knoxville's Fluorescent Gallery opened in the summer of 2005 as a neutral space to gather and talk about new and exciting work. Since that time, it has programmed large volume of experimental, innovative visual art exhibitions and gained a regional reputation as a bastion for contemporary visual art in East Tennessee. After 12 years, it's gaining momentum with a greater amount of traveling out-of-town shows coming to the gallery. The images of the gallery feature Thomas Wharton's...

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