5th Ave Under The Lights: American Folk Art A.K.A. Contemporary American Art by Anne Brown

American folk art of the 20th century has been understood to be folksy art of the people—“untrained, rural, loner artists” living mostly in the South, usually in poverty, and generally untrained and uneducated as artists. At the beginning of the 21st century, some of these artists are coming to be viewed as significant American artists whose contemporary artwork has helped shape our modern visual culture, artists who will have a lasting influence on other artists, collectors, and audiences for years to come.... Read full article here.

Nashville Scene Highlights Jerry Park's "Slow Roads" in December Art Crawl Roundup

Jerry Park's recent photographs pointed a lens at the creative process itself, taking viewers into the workspaces of artists and designers all over Nashville. His latest work images the outdoors, capturing the natural beauty that can be found all over Tennessee's rural roadways. The photographs make up Park's new book, Slow Roads Tennessee: A Photographic Journey Down Timeless Byways. Seeking to evoke a sense of nostalgia in the photographs, Parks shot his scenes with a plastic film camera. The soft focus and dark corners of the images recall vintage photographs with all the light leakage effects you might find in a favorite Instagram filter. Take a look at the exhibition at The Arts Company, and take home a book for under the tree.

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