lookout mountain tennessee and the chattanooga railroad, 1866, Currier & Ives
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(a traveling show, curated by John Tallman and Ron Buffington)
AVA Gallery30 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)
Billy Gruner and Sarah Keighery
Jeffrey Cortland Jones
Michael Paul Oman-Reagan
Richard Van Der Aa
Iemke Van Dijk
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.
Jonathan Allmaier, Patricia Bender, Robert Bohn, Collette Broeders, Carrie Crow and John Greiner, Bill Davis, Joseph Farbrook, Lesley Flanigan, Adel Gorgy, Meredith Re' Grimsley, Industry of the Ordinary (Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson), Marty Jonas, Patti Jordan, Meg Klim, Liz Lee (Lake View, So Yoon Lym, Claire Marcus, Christina Massey, Gail Morrison-Hall, Jen Pepper, Tristan Perich, Mary Pinto, Debra Ramsay, Susan Reedy, Rocco Scary, Karen Shaw, Sam Smith, Jamie Marie Waelchli, Ken Weathersby, Mark Wojcik, Jing Zhou, Sue Zwick
"Visual Phrasing" is part of a four-part project combining art, music, dance and poetry collectively called "The Phrase in Art".
It is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). January 20 - April 17, 2011
Reception: Jan. 20, 4:30 - 7 pm, (artist's panel, 7 - 8 pm) Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery College of Saint Elizabeth 2 Convent Road Morristown, NJ 07960