Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Nashville Scene critic's pick ... It's Not Hellfire at Twist Gallery

It's Not Hellfire at Twist Gallery
Do the Twist
Joe Nolan for the Nashville Scene

Consistently the best venue on the Crawl, Twist kicks the year off with a mythological menagerie. Jessica C. White's narrative drawings find furry friends like bunnies and deer taking on the role of mythological mouthpieces, speaking deep moral truths to our uncertain times. To her credit, White's animal oracles don't go for cheap laughs or creep-show schlock. Her picture-book renderings provide a believable setting for their asides, which, at their best, are touching and heartfelt. In the Arcade 73 space, Nashville's Matt Christy returns from his well-received show at The University of the South in Sewanee. Recent Christy shows have included everything from baroque, pop-culture collages to porno-inspired paintings. We're not sure what's on for tonight, but a typical Christie show is half eye candy, half creepy juxtapositions…and half sublime insight. You do the math.

Opening reception 6-9 p.m., Jan. 2, as part of First Saturday. also there will be a second opening reception on January 9th from 6-9 pm

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