THE FOCUS

NOTE: This is the first feature in a new blog series we've begun called "Selects". This is a space where we will publish online-only art exhibitions. We're pleased to kick off this new series with a show curated by Huntsville, Alabama based artist Brian Edmonds. Brian Edmonds: Curatorial Statement I selected these artists because of their use of various materials and methods to create a sense of place or environment. Each is exploring their medium in their own distinct way....

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Ashley Layendecker: How long have you been making this type of work and why? Dwayne Butcher: I used to spend so much time thinking about color; the right color. I would think about the color and the color matching the phrase. Then some people didn't like the color but liked the phrase. When we moved to Baltimore, I was working on a show and we moved across the street from the Baltimore Museum of Art, the BMA. They had a...

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NOTE: Atlanta-based sculptor Christina A. West was interviewed by Ashley Layendecker to coincide with her current exhibition, Stage Left, on view at the UT Downtown Gallery (Knoxville, TN) through March 8, 2018. Christina West, Connector Interview, February 2018 (feat. Christina West: Stage Left at the UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN) Ashley Layendecker: There seems to be a sense of intimacy in the installation, not due to the naked figures per say, but more an intimacy of someone’s private space that the participant is...

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