Nashville artist Mary Addison Hackett’s Le Rayon Vert remains on display at Belmont’s Leu Art Gallery. Of the exhibit, the Scene's Laura Hutson wrote recently:
These paintings — full of unexciting objects like bowls of fruit, dog heads, typewriters and Tevas — are smart simply because they’re not trying to be smart, and they don’t sacrifice quality in the process. Take the selfie-style painting of Hackett standing in front of her bathroom mirror: The cellphone she’s holding obscures her face, but Hackett manages to pick up more insignificant details like the texture of the sink and the perfect plaid of the bathrobe hanging from the doorframe. The composition is thoroughly contemporary — the off-center framing and shallow depth of field are straight out of a cellphone snapshot — but Addison paints like someone who has no other means of capturing her surroundings.
The exhibit continues through Oct. 17. Leu Gallery is located in Belmont's Lila D. Bunch Library, 1900 Belmont Blvd.; for hours and other information, click here.