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Jan 182016


For the past four years, David Landry has been toiling away at a graphic novel about the life of Nikola Tesla. But no ordinary graphic novel. The panels are full-sized paintings, and the “pages” are up to ten feet tall.

Landry has been showing glimpses of the work a few panels at a time during Art & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston events at his gallery-in-residence, abrasiveMedia. There on January 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., he’ll unveil the entire 321 painting saga. The opening will also feature costumes, props, and models from the world of Th3 Anomaly as well as character encounters and a steampunk costume contest.

It’s safe to say that you’ve never been to a show quite like this. Don’t miss it! Learn more on the Facebook event page.

Th3 Anomaly
January 30, 2016, 6 – 9 p.m., $5-$35
@ abrasiveMedia, inside Houston Station, 438 Houston St, Ste 257, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Nov 042015


FMRL is presenting a great show tomorrow evening at the 12 South Portland Brew featuring veteran tape loop artist Jason Lescalleet, this time duetting with sound manipulator Kevin Drumm. The New York Times posted a review of one of their recent shows here. (Thanks to FMRL for referring me to this article.)

Nashville’s Harvest Team will open. More info on the Facebook event page.

FMRL presents Jason Lescalleet & Kevin Drumm Duo with Harvest Team
Thursday, November 5th, 9 p.m., $10-$15 sliding scale.
@ 12 South Portland Brew, 2605 12th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

Nov 042015


East Nashville’s Gallery Luperca has some cool shows coming up, including a Michael Nott photography show in December and the Lindsay Goranson directed play Manuscript November 6 through 14. I interviewed Goranson about the play and her move to Nashville in the October edition of Nashville Arts Magazine.

Gallery Luperca also recently opened a call for artists for the January show No Skyline Nashville. Here’s an excerpt of the press release:

Gallery Luperca invites artists who currently live in, have lived in, or have been influenced by time spent in Nashville to create work about this place that we love.  For this show we want to celebrate all the aspects of life in Nashville WITHOUT referencing the skyline.

When you think of art about Nashville, do repeated images of the skyline flash through your mind? Perhaps rainbow tinted batman buildings?  What does art about Nashville look like if it doesn’t look like the downtown skyline?  We’re set to find out.

Gallery Luperca is located in East Nashville, a creative, thriving neighborhood of artists and musicians. Accepted work will be on display January 9 through January 30, with an opening reception in conjunction with the East Side Art Stumble on Saturday January 9 from 6 to 10 p.m.

This call is open to all 2 and 3 dimensional art forms, including but not necessarily limited to painting, drawing, illustration, mixed media, photography, sculpture, and digital media.  With reasonable exceptions for photography and digital art, no reproductions will be considered.  Unframed canvases must be gallery wrapped and wired. Art must be properly wired and ready for display.  Please keep artwork under 18” on the longest side.  You are welcome to submit up to 5 pieces.

Find out more at GalleryLuperca.com.

Oct 142015


So many great things to do in Nashville in October.

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 14 at 8 p.m., head over to Third Man Records to view the Short Films of Curtis Harrington, presented by the Light & Sound Machine.

On Saturday, October 17, check out post punk band Shadow Age at the new Wedgewood/Houston venue Drkmttr. Or head over to East Nashville to see the Druid Underground Film Festival at Queen Ave.

On Friday, October 23 at 8 p.m., don’t miss Wu Fei & Friends presented by FMRL Arts at the 12th South Portland Brew. FMRL says,

Fei is a master of the guzheng or zheng, a Chinese zither. She plays zheng beautifully in the instrument’s vernacular–a musical language which is 2,000 to 3,000 years old–and in a contemporary idiosyncratic, experimental dialect began during years spent at Mills College and immersed in the Downtown improvising scene which revolved around NYC clubs like The Stone, which Fei curated for the month of Oct. 2008. Given the folks Fei has collaborated with which ranges from Abigail Washburn to John Zorn, you never know who might show up to jam.

Also on Friday at 8 p.m. but at the East Room … Dan Deacon with Hypochondriak & Madwarrior and Circuit Benders’ Ball alums Pineapple Explode.

On Saturday, October 31st from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., visit Track One for what is potentially the coolest art show of the year: Deep Play Fun House Video Art Show, presented by Seed Space, the Rymer Gallery, and Track One. The Facebook event page says,

As an immersive video and sound environment, the viewer defines the narrative sequence by negotiating labyrinthine pathways in a large, formerly industrial environment alongside live sound performances for a one night event on Halloween.

Lose yourself in video, literally and figuratively.

See you out and about!