Carrie McGee: North Meets South

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The Green Building Gallery presents

“NORTH MEETS SOUTH”

New work by

Nashville artist Carrie McGee & Cincinnati artist Jeffrey Cortland Jones

October 25th – December 6th, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, October 25th, 5-9p

732 East Market Street | Louisville, KY 40202 US

from The Green Building Gallery: Carrie McGee’s mixed media constructions explore variation within repeated forms. Utilizing transparent resin as a ground, she experiments with natural and chemical processes, such as rust and oxidation, to create luminous works that emanate a meditative pulse.

Congrats to Carrie on “North Meets South” and also on her recent commission for First Bank of Nashville. This installation will be visible to the public soon! Check back for installation photos and updates on the big reveal!

above: Carrie McGee, “Wild Green Winter”, mixed media, 42 x 60 x 4 inches, 2013.

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Unique Visions opens this weekend

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What’s the best part of being a Gallery Manager you ask? Well, opening a crate and finding three Marcus Kenney collages inside of course! We are really looking forward to this weekend when Unique Visions opens with a reception Saturday October 19th, 6pm-8pm.  Local artists will be in attendance as well as featured artist Fred Stonehouse.

This group show featuring the likes of  Julie Blackmon, Craig Cully, Andrea Heimer, Mark Hosford, Marcus Kenney, Will Smith and Fred Stonehouse is going to be the coolest thing in Nashville in the month of October and possibly all autumn long.

Gallery Manager Description of Show: Defining the often incongruent relationship between community and self, seven artists wade through social history and personal myth in works that range from painting to animation to photography.  This eclectic mix of mediums is happily coupled with humor, sarcasm, and a subversive drive to expose humanity in all its beautiful, bizarre and grotesque forms.  Expect rich and varied color against swampy backgrounds, quilted suburban secrets, eerily still interior spaces, and the unsettling side of familiar childhood relics.

As a special Artober event, Cumberland Gallery and Sideshow Fringe are joining forces in an evening event that highlights both Unique Visions and site specific theatre.  Sideshow actors will create domestic tableaus around the works in the exhibit and perform those pieces Thursday, October 24th, 6-8pm.

About Sideshow Fringe: Actors Bridge has always taken risks on emerging talent. In 2011, the commitment reached a new level with Sideshow, a training immersion program comprised of 12 emerging artists. Each ensemble produces professional theatre events as a supplement to the Actors Bridge main stage season including the SIDESHOW FRINGE. Named Best Theatrical Youth Movement in the Nashville Scene’s 2012 Best of Nashville Awards, Sideshow is committed to pursuing innovative forms of theatre.

 

 

Both events are free and open to the public.

Mark Hosford: In The Gallery

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You know it’s going to be a good day when it begins with a visit from one of Nashville’s most interesting (and slightly off the wall) artists.  We have had the great fortune of having Mark Hosford drop in to deliver his work for our upcoming exhibition “Unique Visions”.  This show runs October 19th through November 23rd, 2013 and includes Hosford, Frank Stonehouse, Craig Cully, Will Smith, Marcus Kenney, Julie Blackmon and Andrea Heimer.

Look for Hosford’s unique mixed media sculptures made of vintage record players with prisms that reflect macabre animations.  We are also excited about an installation of Mark’s animated video “Bicycle Built for Two”.  Don’t miss the opening reception on October 19th from 6-8pm.

Jenny Gummersall: New Works

Jenny Gummersall: New Works

As we gear up for our autumn season, we were refreshed to receive a package from Colorado photographer Jenny Gummersall which included four new archival pigment prints from her Mysterious Beauty series and 2 framed archival pigment prints which include Mane Landscape & Chickering.

Chickering is featured at The Omni Nashville Hotel. The Omni was specifically created to be an authentic expression of Nashville’s vibrant music culture. Across from the new Music City Center, this luxury hotel is a one-of-a-kind experience, fully integrated with an expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum® on three levels.

Chickering will also be featured in Cowboys & Indians Magazine during their feature on the t.v. show Nashville and will include Jenny’s piece in their sweepstakes.

Brad Durham: LUCIANO BENETTON’S IMAGO MUNDI, Luciano Benetton Collection / Contemporary Artist from the U.S.A.

Brad Durham: LUCIANO BENETTON'S IMAGO MUNDI, Luciano Benetton Collection / Contemporary Artist from the U.S.A.

Cumberland Gallery’s Brad Durham is represented in the catalogue for LUCIANO BENETTON’S IMAGO MUNDI, Luciano Benetton Collection / Contemporary Artist from the U.S.A. His painting can be seen on page 171. The exhibition for the show is at the QUERINI STAMPALIA FOUNDATION, Venice Italy through October 27.