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The Focus contributor Ansley Gwin recently visited the first edition of MOCAN's Traveling Museum Project (TMP1), “Radical” Thoughts, and documented her experience. Participating artists include Ali El-Chaer, Alison Underwood, Ashanté Kindle, Chalet Comellas-Baker, Clint Sleeper, Dan Derwelis, Jazlyn Eubanks, Jordan Benton, Laura Klopfenstein, Libby Danforth, Marlos E’van, Maya Shoham, Nadia Nizamudin, Nana Maiolini, Nuveen Barwari, Quynh Lam, Suzy Slykin, Veronica Leto, Vivian Liddell, and Woke3. Traveling Museum Project (TMP1), “Radical” Thoughts, remains on view through this Saturday, May 29. Gallery Visit, MOCA...

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ZieherSmith & Friends at The Virgin Hotel Participating artists include: Caroline Allison, David Onri Anderson, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Jonathan Edelhuber, Raheleh Filsoofi, Matthew Followill, Aaron Harper, Jodi Hays, Joseph Klapper, Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, Dan Mandelbaum, Shane McAdams, Anthony Miler, Tucker Nichols, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, Rachel Owens, Zack Rafuls, Karen Seapker, Vadis Turner, Scott Zieher Gallery Visit, ZieherSmith, Nashville, TN (feat. Jonathan Edelhuber) Gallery Visit, ZieherSmith, Nashville, TN (feat. Raheleh Filsoofi) Gallery Visit, ZieherSmith, Nashville, TN (feat. María Magdalena Campos-Pons) Gallery Vi...

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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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The Electric Shed (Nashville, TN) was established in 2018 by artist David Onri Anderson. He continues to direct the gallery space and oversee programming. The current exhibition on view is Mashallah, Mashallah, Mashallah by Beizar Aradini and may be seen by appointment (masks required) through July 31, 2020. Interested parties may send a DM request to the gallery on Instagram @electricshedtn. Electric Shed, Gallery Visit, July 2020 Electric Shed, Gallery Visit, July 2020 (feat. "Mashallah, Mashallah, Mashallah" by Beizar Aradini) Electric Shed, Gallery Visit,...

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Exhibition Spotlight: Sisavanh Phouthavong: Infinite Monsoon + Jing Qin: Soft Kernel - on view through February 29, 2020. Susan Tinney founded Tinney Contemporary in 2006 after having spent many years hosting pop-up shows in both her own and other’s homes. Initially hosting shows of outsider art, the focus grew quickly to mid-career contemporary art by the end of its first year. Tinney Contemporary was the first gallery space begun on 5th Avenue in Nashville that was conceptualized from the beginning as an ar...

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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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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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