THE ARTS COMPANY PRESENTS
EMERGING ARTIST MANDY ROGERS HORTON
PATCHWORK & FRANKENSTEIN - LARGE SCALE COLLAGE/PAINTINGS
OPENS DURING THE FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL DOWNTOWN, DECEMBER 6, 6PM-9PM
CONTINUING THROUGH JANUARY 10, 2015
Holiday Collectors Art Night - Friday, December 12, 5:30PM-8PM
The Arts Company presents Nashville-based emerging artist Mandy Rogers Horton in a new series of large-scale works, entitled Patchwork Quilts & Frankenstein - Large Scale Collage/Paintings. Formerly a featured artist at Beth Gilmore’s Twist Gallery, Mandy continues to produce new large-scale artwork created through a fresh concept of collage and painting. Mandy’s works explore interactive space elements creating engaging environments that offer unexpected experiences. Opening during The First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown, December 6, 6PM-9PM, the exhibition will be on view during regular gallery hours, 11:00AM-5:00PM, Tuesday-Saturday, through January 10, at 215 5th Avenue of the Arts in downtown Nashville. On Friday, December 12, a Holiday Collectors Art Night will feature an art talk with Mandy and Nashville Arts Magazine Editor Paul Polycarpou. RSVP’s required at 5thAvenueoftheArts@gmail.com.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Patchwork Quilts & Frankenstein – Large-Scale Collage/Paintings, Mandy Rogers Horton’s exhibition shows how a few small experiments with collage in 2010 opened up what now seem like endless possibilities of form and content for the artist. The images culled from magazines and catalogues serve as a vocabulary with which to negotiate desire, identity, and a search for meaning. “The completed collages create narratives that make a quick visual connection with the viewer,” says Anne Brown, Arts Company owner, continuing that “Everything seems familiar, but a barrage of images collectively creates a whole new way of thinking about the “plenty” in our culture. No matter the beauty of the images, sometimes the very “plenty of things” can overwhelm. This exhibit is both fanciful and evocative, very satisfying to the mind and the eye. The accompanying small sketches lend another dimension to the experience.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mandy Rogers Horton studied at Anderson University, IN, The Queen’s University of Belfast, The Chautauqua Institute, NY, and earned an MFA from American University in Washington D.C. Growing up in a military family with frequent moves and travel in the US and Europe left her with a fascination of culture and languages. Art functions as language through which to search, contemplate, and respond to the world around her. Rogers Horton now lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, artist, Rocky Horton, and three young children. Exhibiting for several years with The Twist Gallery in Nashville, this is her first large exhibit with The Art’s Company. She is a founding member of the Coop Gallery, a curatorial collective in Nashville. Rogers Horton also teaches studio art and art history courses at local universities including Lipscomb University and Belmont University.