We have beautiful new encaustic and acrylic pieces from Charles Ivey in the gallery. Whether he is working in Venetian plaster, encaustic, or acrylics, once the paint is on the board or canvas, Charles “works” the surface through various techniques. This is where his work becomes truly unique. The process that he uses is one of applying layers of paint and then removing certain aspects of the layers in order to finally reveal the finished piece.
We're pulling out never-before-seen vintage Ed Clark images of Jackie Kennedy redecorating the White House! Come see a preview of them this month. Ed Clark's career as a professional photographer spanned a period of 60 years, during which time he became an internationally known photojournalist. Born in Nashville, Mr. Clark dropped out of high school to join the Tennessean as a staff photographer. He had never used a professional camera before, but he was "willing and cheap." In 1936, he became a stringer for LIFE magazine and joined its staff in 1944. It was the picture of Sergeant Alvin York, World War I hero, enlisting for service that caught LIFE's eye, and they ran it for two pages, invited him to Washington, gave him a few assignments and offered him a job. Clark initially turned it down as he did not want to leave Nashville, but he began freelancing regularly for LIFE. He eventually joined LIFE's photographic staff, where he worked for 22 years. During that time, his assignments took him to Beverly Hills, Paris, Moscow, London and Washington D.C.
It's always a treat to get new work from Denise Stewart-Sanabria. A resident of Knoxville, TN, Stewart-Sanabria produces both hyper-realistic “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts, and full-scale, cut-out charcoal on plywood drawings of contemporary people that she uses to create conceptual installations. We'll be showcasing some of her newest paintings in January!
We've got new works from Cassidy Cole in the gallery! In a form of visual experimentation, Cole brings questions to the studio and works them out using colors, lines and textures. Her strokes respond to each other as if sharing in a dialogue, each layer building upon the last to find a solution. She works primarily with paint and unconventional materials, and is known for creating an “organized chaos.”
In January, we'll be previewing new assemblage works from Marilyn Artus. "I have always used ephemera within my works, (insignificant things that were meant to only be enjoyed or used for a short time then discarded), such as vintage cleared checks, old slides, tickets, measuring tape, S & H Green Stamps, magazine advertising and match book covers to name a few. These things have a lot to say about who we are and how we live. I cut up, then sew these pieces of our history together." Stop in to see these fascinating pieces in person.
We’ve got an exciting 2018 planned for you, and you’ll get a preview of that during Of Things to Come, opening next month at The Arts Company. This includes works from Rocky Horton. These works by Horton are inspired by 17th-century still lifes by Flemish master Jan Brueghel the Elder. “The decision to paint them is taken like a vow to consider the overt, borderline-silly romance of the image as serious and worthwhile.”
Cassidy Cole is an artist living and working in Nashville, TN. Her background in travel, culture and improvisation led her to approach painting as a creative collaboration with life experiences.
In a form of visual experimentation, Cole brings questions to the studio and works them out using colors, lines and textures. Her strokes respond to each other as if sharing in a dialogue, each layer building upon the last to find a solution. She works primarily with paint and unconventional materials.