Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

twist etc. space 58 presents: Nick Stolle

WE ARE GOING TO SPEND THE NIGHT AT MEEMAW AND POP-POP's is an exhibit of recent work by Nick Stolle on view at Twist 58 Gallery July 11-25 2009.

The work is a quiet meandering through an assortment of visual and linguistic avenues on the themes of shame, longing, and hope. Pop-Pop said we can watch the video later. Meemaw doesn’t know how to work it.

Twist 58 is located on the upper level of the Arcade in downtown Nashville. Reception during July's Second* Saturday Art Crawl, July 11.

*Fer true, Second Saturday in July, rather than first, due to Independence Day. Thank you for affording me seven more days to prepare, Independence Day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

July 11th opening

July 11th opening

Five + 5 is a group show featuring unframed works on paper from [5]art-affiliated artists and five additional guest artists. This second installment of the exhibition will debuted at Gallery [5]art in West Tampa at the Historic Santella Cigar Factory. The exhibition has traveled to Young Blood Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and will continue to Twist Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee and finally, Gallery 25 in Fresno, California.
This year, the exhibition includes work from artists Ariel Baron-Robbins, Cameron Brian, Joe Griffith, Robbie Land, Diran Lyons, Tracy Midulla Reller, Kurt Piazza, Ruth Santee, Jasmine Schurrer, and Atsushi Tameda.

Show dates and venues:

[5]art
Tampa, Florida
March 6, 2009 – April 3, 2009
www.five-art.com

Young Blood Gallery and Boutique
Atlanta, Georgia
June 6, 2009 – June 27, 2009
www.youngbloodgallery.com

813.340.9067 Twist Art Gallery
Nashville, Tennessee
July 11, 2009 – July 25, 2009
www.twistartgallery.com

Gallery 25
Fresno, California
August 6, 2009 – August 29, 2009
www.gallery25.com
or more information please contact:

www.five-art.com

***(813) 340-9056

art.five@gmail.com

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Twist in the Tennssean

Artist Erika Johnson says farewell to Nashville
June 7, 2009


The bad news is that Erika Johnson, whose installation Curtain was so well received last summer, is leaving Nashville. The good news is she's leaving us with a farewell show. And she plans to come back.



Johnson's new exhibit, accumulata/ dematerialization, has opened at Twist 58. "It's an interactive installation and performance about our relationships with material objects," Johnson says. Gallery visitors are encouraged to take part in an ongoing video project about the installation.

The show's subtitle, "what happens when objects are let go," underscores the theme of working with discarded items as a metaphor for our society's recession — and prompts an ecologically driven reassessment of our habits of accumulating and tossing aside possessions.

A complete list of the "found, made and rescued" objects Johnson incorporates would fill this entire space, so here's a sampling: fishing tackle, swatches, glass bottles, skin, dead bugs, magazines, cyanotypes, billiard balls, etc.

"While I hope and believe this piece addresses questions of general interest in these strange times, it is also a very personal parting gift to Nashville and to the beloved community I have found here," Johnson says.

Johnson will head to Pittsburgh in July but is already planning a spring show in Nashville involving the two cities.

Her installation remains on view at Twist 58 in the Arcade through June 27. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; the performance "dematerialization" may be seen by appointment. For information, call 1-888-535-5286 or go to www.twistartgallery.
com.

— MICHELLE JONES, FOR THE TENNESSEAN