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Nov 012013
Shelby Shadwell "Auniversal Picture 7" @ threesquared

Shelby Shadwell “Auniversal Picture 7” @ threesquared

My neighborhood will be bustling Saturday, November 2nd for the fourth Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston. Participating galleries include Infinity Cat Records, Zeitgeist, Cleft Studios, Fort Houston, Ground Floor Gallery, threesquared and an after party at Track One. Look for a map at any participating gallery for the full list.

The crawl is from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Track One will stay open until 11:00 p.m.

Here are a few highlights:

Infinity Cat Records
467 Humphreys St., Nashville, TN 37203

This Saturday night at the Infinity Cat Visitors Center there will be a show of photographic prints by Julia Bee. Fans of JEFF the Brotherhood, Apache Relay, Mumford and Sons, The Vaccines, and Old Crow Medicine Show will be able to view (and purchase) photos from last Saturday’s epic night of rock. Julia Bee is a local photographer who’s been shooting Nashville’s dirtiest, grittiest, gnarliest shows for years. At age seventeen she began shooting for Nashville’s Dead and continued to expand reach into the photographic community. Shooting only traditional 35mm film, she develops and prints all of her work in her own darkroom, and will be opening Nashville’s first community-based darkroom in the coming months at Fort Houston (with the help of friend and fellow photographer Bekah Cope). This weekend, armed only with a camera and ten rolls of film, she followed supergroup Salvador Dali Parton through their entire three day craze of writing, rehearsing, and performing. Salvador Dali Parton is Jake Orrall, Mike Harris, Winston Marshall, Justin Hayward-Young, and Gill Landry. — Infinity Cat Press Release

Track One
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
1209 4th Ave S, Nashville, Tn 37203

Light Adapted – Projection Art by Black and Jones (Kell Black and Barry Jones), Jonathan Rattner, Kelli Hix, Morgan Higby-Flowers, Michael Hampton, Mika Agari, Zack Rafuls and Josh Gumiela. — Press release from Track One.

If you liked our Bring Your Own Beamer show at Track One a few months ago or our ON/OFF electronic art show at S.N.A.P. Center for the first Wedgewood/Houston art crawl, you’ll love this showcase of projection art. Curators Josh Gumiela and Morgan Higby-Flowers participated in those previous shows, and they have some amazing things cooked up for Saturday night. Trust me. Don’t miss this.

Ground Floor Gallery
Chestnut Square Building

Conditionally Human — A juried exhibition featuring Richard BrouilletChris BurksAletha CarrJulie CowanLiz HellerKelly HiderRyan HoevenaarLaney HumphreyNathan MadridElysia MannMiriam Norris OmuraMary RobinsonLiz Clayton ScofieldBridgit StofferDenise TarantinoRoss TurnerJake WeigelCathleen Windham and Fotios Zemenides.

This exhibition juried by University of Texas at San Antonio professor Libby Rowe is sure to be one of the highlights of the crawl. Bring Your Own Beamer and ON/OFF participant Liz Clayton Scofield will unveil a new work.

Chestnut Square Building

Auniversal Picture  – new large-scale drawings by Shelby Shadwell, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wyoming. Shadwell actively exhibits across the nation and was recently featured in the International Drawing Annual 5 and 6 publications through the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he had a solo exhibition in February 2013. — threesquared press release.

Zeitgeist Gallery
516 Hagan Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Shade Models by Patrick DeGuira is made up of paintings, collage and sculpture and investigates the concepts of memory, time and language. It deals with the creation of impermanence in one’s historical makeup.

Reckonings by Gieves Anderson is a series of images made by photographing wet paint. The photograph freezes the fleeting moment when the paint is at the height of it’s vitality and allows the artist to share an intimate, ephemeral moment in the life of a painting causing one to  think about paint as something other than an end product. — Zeitgeist press release.

Fort Houston
500 Houston Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Fort Houston is pleased to present Unit 2 (part 2): From the High Chair to the Electric Chair, an exhibition of a model society designed by David Duncan, Ron Cauthern, and other prisoners on Tennessee’s death row.

Constructed from materials permitted by prison authorities, including painted cardboard, plastic, and pasted paper, the miniature city offers a view of the society from the standpoint of individuals it has condemned to death. In a series of episodic vignettes, it traces a dispiriting, but familiar path from the housing projects through the playgrounds and schools and ultimately to the prisons and execution chambers. In this piece, the artists describe a social landscape where a persistent lack of opportunity becomes an engine of criminality and incarceration, where the downtrodden are continuously subjected to surveillance and control, and where social and political failures destroy lives. Overall, the ensemble suggests that our courtrooms, prisons, and execution chambers will never be empty until our institutions take responsibility for society’s most vulnerable citizens. It argues that social and political failures inaugurate a cycle of poverty and incarceration that frequently repeats itself from one generation to the next.

The diorama advances this critique while aspiring to introduce its audience to some of the dismal realities of contemporary poverty and imprisonment. As David Duncan had remarked, “I don’t want children today to learn about this cycle after they’re in prison.” — Fort Houston press release.

Fort Houston will also feature multimedia artist Bill Vincent‘s amazing projection-mapped Nashville skyline.

Cleft Studios
444 Humphreys St, Nashville, TN 37203

New Work by Rbt. Sps. and Christine Rogers

This is shaping up to be one of the best art crawls of the year! Here’s an area map to help you plan your route: