This week's art section runs the gamut of Nashville's art scene: an exhibit at a downtown commercial gallery with a male-heavy roster of photographers, and a just-barely out-of-town academic gallery featuring an exhibit by women who work with mixed media.
The Arts Company is hosting a two-month long celebration of photography called The South Through Eight Lenses & a Code. The eight lenses of its title refer to the eight photographers who are participating. But the code is something new: Some of the photos' title labels feature QR codes that tech-savvy gallery-goers can use to interact with the images. Joe Nolan reviews the exhibit, which features work by Chuck Arlund, Jerry Atnip, Nick Dantona, David Robert Farmerie, Robert McCurley, Mark Mosrie, Jerry Park, and Pierre Vreyen.
Meanwhile, at Austin Peay, Perrin Ireland reviews TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century, an exhibit of nine artists who take on the complex relationship between human nature and medical technology. Monica Bock, Adrienne Outlaw, Sadie Ruben and Jeanette May, Annette Gates, Kristina Arnold, Sher Fick, Lindsay Obermeyer and Libby Rowe use art to consider civilization's unease with modern family planning, maternal and fetal care, childbirth and child rearing.
Plus Critics' Picks on Century: Films and Props and Rag Poppin' at Tennessee State University and Common Languages: Work by Stacey Irvin and Victoria Boone at Harpeth Hall.