Tuesday, march 19, 6-8PM
NCAP Offers Professional Development Artist Workshop Tues., March 19th, 6-8PM
Nashville Cultural Arts Project's (NCAP) invites you to attend a professional practice workshop with Andrea Zieher of ZieherSmith 6-8 pm, Tuesday, March 19th at Zeitgeist Gallery.
Attend this two hour workshop to learn best professional practices regarding developing and maintaining the artist/dealer relationship. Topics include:
How to approach galleries
Studio visit etiquette The importance - or not - of connecting with the New York art scene
Guidelines on Crafting the "elevator speech"
networking, consignment and more.
Half hour Q&A to address specific concerns
The cost for the workshop is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Reserve your spot by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop is geared toward professional working artists. Students and those entering the field are also welcome. A list of online and printed resources will be provided.
Andrea Zieher is co-owner and co-director of ZieherSmith, a New York gallery specializing in emerging and contemporary artists working in all media. Established in Chelsea in 2003, the gallery is regularly reviewed by the press, including The New York Times, Artforum and Art in America, among others, and has participated in over 30 art fairs internationally, including Art Basel Miami Beach. From 2006-2010, Zieher served as President of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and oversaw both the organization and its prestigious annual art fair. She has been featured in New York Magazine's annual "Influentials" issue, and she and her husband Scott were named among the "Power Couples in the Art World" byArtinfo.
The NCAP initiative Seed Space is funded by selling specially commissioned, limited edition artworks through the CSArt program. Become a shareholder, and receive original works produced by a selection of Nashville's top artists. Visit seedspace.org/csart for more information.
NCAP is supported, in part, by grants from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Friday November 30; 6-7:30PM; public invited
Zeitgeist is pleased to present an evening with Copenhagen-based artist Maria Finn. Finn has published five issues of her magazine “Plum Velvet” and will present the latest issue on the theme “Hidden Narratives” at Zeitgeist at an artist talk Friday November 30th 6-7:30PM.
Finn edits “Plum Velvet” herself, changing theme with each issue, which are developed through a dialogue with the participating artists. “Plum Velvet” explores the magazine as a format to present art within, with its advantage being easy to distribute. The first issues focused on fashion and urban space, while the latest issues explore landscape and narrations related to travel and documentation.
“Hidden Narratives” is a collaboration between Maria Finn and Vanderbilt University Assistant Professor of art Vesna Pavlovic, and takes as a starting point a collection of travel slides documenting an American family’s travels around the world between the 50’s and the 70’s. While Pavlovic uses the slides directly as objects, has Finn appropriated them into a series of pencil drawings. This series has the title “Unfinished” and refers to the fact that part of the images from the slides are erased or left out while turned into drawings. This act refers to photography’s function as memory, unreliable and changing over time. “Hidden Narratives” where shown at BKS Garage, a project space run by the Royal Academy of Fine Art, in Copenhagen in June this year, where Pavlovic showed her slide installation “Search for Landscape”, and Finn produced a new video, “Boxes”. The video’s title is from a short story by Raymond Carver, about a woman constantly moving from one place to another, another take on travelling and moving between places. In the video a voice-over reads excerpts from the short story while we follow people strolling around in a park in Athens, while the drawings also appear in the film.
Finn has been working with the relationship between literature and film for some years and will show two other related videos, “Las babas del Diablo”, 2010, exploring the short story that inspired Michelangelo Antonio for his film “Blow-Up”, and her latest video, “The Go-Between” with quotes from L.P.Hartley’s novel, that Joseph Losey adapted to film 1970. Bio: Maria Finn is a Swedish artist living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is educated at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen 1991 – 97, where she also wrote her Ph.D. thesis ”Images Between the Word and the Film” 2007 – 2010, that explores the relationship between literature and film, with a focus on landscapes ability to create and mediate a narration. Finn has exhibited internationally in institutions as Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Freud Museum, London and lately in project spaces in Denmark such as BKS Garage, Traneudstillingen, Antechamber and curated 2008 the groupshow ”Technically Sweet” at Participant Inc., in New York. Her magazine ”Plum Velvet” is an ongoing project since 1996, where different artist are invited to reflect upon various themes in each issue.
new work november 9 - november 24, 2012
an interview with Richard Feaster
Thursday, November 8 through November 27, 2012
Patrick DeGuira signs, patterns, animals
Nashville-based artist Patrick DeGuira describes his work as nonlinear, and based in a variety of mediums using pre-digital sign-making techniques to achieve a level of handmade precision. The pieces start with words and phrases which are then layered and disrupted through complex systems of pattern, geometry, and editing processes.
He states, “I am interested in ideas that convey a phenomenological disruption or reduction. My work is often based on family histories, childhood experiences, or on familiar domestic subject matter.”
Gallery Talk: Thursday, November 8 • 5 p.m. Reception following to 6:30 p.m.
through 18 november 2012
Lars Strandh at Galleri Dag Andersson
Gallery Dag Andersson - Albrektsvägen 79-81, 603 50
Lars Strandh's work is multi-layered. The gaps between the concrete art, the abstract and the minimalist are very slim. In these gaps, he measures the time, experience, and essence. Stripe for stripe. Color for color. The artist's hand and eye patiently interact and hold the viewers gaze.
Attendance is required. Hold the collected light to a single color. Moving closer, the color expands spreading its wealth.
The Gallery Dag Andersson shows Lars Strandh works from recent years. Most are paintings but also graphics, including the series Painting History - paintings avfotograferats with macro lens. The great in the small.
october 20 through january 20
John Donovan at the Huntsville Museum of Art
John Donovan just opened a show at the Huntsville Museum of Art's Encounters series.
follow the link to see an on-line catalog and interview.
John’s latest body of work combines drawings and ceramics based on pre-Columbian and Chinese Han dynasty-era ceramic figures. The idea of the figures as accessorized toys is balanced with a prevailing historical record that champions war and aggression.
John Donovan is a sculptor who moved to Nashville from New Orleans nine years ago. His primary medium of choice is clay; chosen for its accessibility and familiarity to viewers and also because of the traditional expectations associated with ceramics as a “craft medium.” Images hand-built and molded from toys invoke an innocence that is juxtaposed with conflict and loss of innocence. Although there is a lot of humor in the work it also comments on the violent and complicated nature of our culture. According to the artist:
“My work is as much defined by the after school cartoons I grew up watching like the Transformers and G.I. Joe as it is by my current concerns which include raising children in a media-saturated world and a relentless fear of growing up myself. I enjoy creating tension between the initial lighthearted appearance of the image and a subterranean tone of distress or alarm. The work, when done well, can be both threatening and playful at once, a classic dichotomy often encountered in daily life.”
His work has been featured in the last New Orleans Prospect One shows, the Frist Center for Visual Art, the Fugitive Art Center, and Ruby Green. He is currently teaching sculpture at Middle Tennessee State University and has served as an instructor with the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts.
through October 27
interview with Nashville-based photographer, Caroline Allison on her latest exhibition: More than you know.
August 25 – Septmeber 18
Lars Strandh at Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna, Sweden
Tony Larsson, Edith Lundebrekke, Susanne Kathlen Mader, Janine Magelssen, Thomas Pihl, Terje Roalkvam, Heidi Kennedy Skjerve och Lars Strandh.
Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna, Sweden
upcoming: ”International Plein Air Mark Rothko 2012”
Daugavpils Museum of Regional History and Art, Daugavpils, Latvia
Opening September 25
(Including an international residency and workshop, September 15 - 25)
August 20, 2012
Born In Trenchtown
Greg Pond (director) and Dixon Meyer's (producer) film Born in Trench Town received "best new documentary" distinction from Reggae Films at One Love Festival in UK.
The next screening is in Kingston on September 12.
Zeitgeist plans a screen soon.
Saturday, August 4th, 6-9 pm
ZieherSmith’s Second Annual Nashville Pop-Up Gallery
August 4-11, 2012
ICON in the Gulch, 606 12th Ave South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
New York gallery ZieherSmith is pleased to announce its return to the ICON in the Gulch in Nashville, TN for its second annual pop-up gallery. In a storefront space on 12th Ave South, the gallery will stage a week long exhibition featuring over 20 international artists working in a variety of two-dimensional media, as well as a special program of evening events. This year, we are focusing on intimate works by some of our favorite artists from cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Cologne, and Nashville.
“Is it bigger than a breadbox?” was popularized by Steve Allen on the game show What's My Line? as well as in the parlor game 20 Questions. Such an ambiguous reference seemed an apt curatorial proposal for the guess-work required in the curator’s job, especially with the last minute nature of pop-up projects. Therefore the gallery asked the below artists to give us a work no bigger than a breadbox.
Joshua Abelow, Caroline Allison, Jason Brinkerhoff,
Katherine Bradford, Patrick DeGuira, Will Fowler,
Daniel Gordon, Paul Housley, Harmony Korine,
Devin Leonardi, Carrie Moyer, Tucker Nichols,
David Ostrowski, Rachel Owens, Alison Schulnik,
Sasha Sokolov, Ruby Sky Stiler, Tom Thayer,
Chuck Webster, Mike Womack, Eric Yahnker,
Evening programs: Join us for drinks & the following special events:
Tuesday, August 7th, 5:15 pm: Outside the Gallery: Discovering, collecting, & learning about art online and in unconventional spaces around Nashville, a panel discussion in conjunction with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
Thursday, August 9th, 5:30 pm: A screening of films by artists including Christian Jankowski, Allison Schulnik, Tom Thayer, & more
Saturday, August 11th, 6-9 pm: Closing Reception
Thank you to our sponsors ICON in the Gulch and MarketStreet Enterprises, as well as our friends at Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville who represent Caroline Allison and Patrick DeGuira. Beer will be lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery at all events and our opening reception will by catered by Urban Flats.