Arts Company shares paintings of ‘The New Nashville’

By MiChelle JonesFor The Tennessean

Before the crowd arrived for last week’s First Saturday Art Crawl, two people walked around The Arts Company scrutinizing “The New Nashville: Paintings by Brett Weaver.” One left owning a picture; the other with notes and a touch of envy.

Brett Weaver’s paintings are on view through Nov. 22. He’ll discuss the series during a gallery event 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday (RSVP to 615-254-2040).

Weaver depicts familiar intersections, restaurant interiors and new elements of Nashville’s cityscape in a number of painting styles, including one blending Charles Sheeler’s geometric architectural style with Edward Hopper’s use of rich color.

Skies in Weaver’s street scenes are snatches of abstract paintings while his interiors are warm and glowing, with heavily textured canvases covered in thick applications of paint and the artist’s marks.

Weaver’s small, impressionistic street scenes of the Franklin Theater and First Bank Downtown are beautifully finished in gold-toned frames.

The Arts Company is at 215 Fifth Ave. N. and is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For information, call 615-254-2040 or go to theartscompany.com.

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