Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Photographs by Stacey Irvin at Harpeth Hall's Marnie Sheridan Gallery

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:00 AM

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In the Jan. 26 issue of the Scene, Joe Nolan told us about an exhibit by photographer Stacey Irvin and painter Victoria Boone. Irvin sent us a bunch of photographs from the exhibit, and we were only able to use one of them in print. Thank God for the Internet, because now we can show you a broader catalog of Irvin's work from the exhibit, which is anthropological without seeming exploitative, and stunningly beautiful.

The show is up at Harpeth Hall's Marnie Sheridan Gallery through Feb. 16.

Read Joe's Pick on the exhibit here, and check out more of Irvin's photos after the jump.

Common Languages is a show of new work from photographer Stacey Irvin and painter Victoria Boone. Although both artists are well known to Nashville gallery-goers, they don’t automatically come to mind as a pair. That said, we’re intrigued by the possibilities of having both artists in one show. Irvin travels the world doing humanitarian photography, and it’s easy to see why she’s a perfect fit for a show that focuses on “the human spirit, and the mystical and real connection of our common humanity.” Boone’s work is much more personal, but the connection here seems to be to humanity’s collective unconscious, where our particular personal cyphers give way to the bedrock of archetypal symbols and signs.

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