Thursday, January 13, 2011

Also, subversions:

lookout mountain tennessee and the chattanooga railroad, 1866, Currier & Ives
click image to enlarge

(a traveling show, curated by John Tallman and Ron Buffington)

AVA Gallery 30 Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga, TN,
January 14-February 15, 2011
Reception: Friday, January 14, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

(later moving to Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN, and then to Kent State University)

Kate Beck
Alan Ebnother
Kevin Finklea
Billy Gruner and Sarah Keighery
Jeffrey Cortland Jones
Michael Paul Oman-Reagan
Lorri Ott
Leopoldine Roux
Clary Stolte
Lars Strandh
Richard Van Der Aa
Iemke Van Dijk
Ken Weathersby
Guido Winkler
Lain York

THERELY BARE, an exhibition of non-objective art curated by John Tallman and Ron Buffington, will feature the work of 16 artists from around the world, including the United States, France, Belgium, New Zealand and the Netherlands.
Working in a style sometimes called reductive, these artists share a subversive approach to the traditions of painting. The exhibition title is wordplay, an inversion of “barely there.” It also hints at the curatorial premise of the exhibition. The abstract paintings in the show are explicitly physical and tend to have a forthright facture and presence, but also work within the means of painting itself to obfuscate, conceal or contradict expectations. In this sense, the work is hiding in plain sight. THERELY BARE challenges typical modes of viewing and raises questions about perception itself.
The curators, both professors at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, curated this exhibition specifically for AVA , but it will also be traveling to Kent State later in the year.


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