Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Black Jones and Lester Merriweather: Seed Space Opens Two Exhibitions at Track One on Saturday

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 11:14 AM


Seed Space is a gallery that's always acted more like an art laboratory — a literal space for figurative seeds to learn and grow. It's fitting, then, that the space itself has grown out of its former space tucked inside the Chestnut Square studio of Adrienne Outlaw. Its new home is just across the tracks at Track One, and this weekend's one-night-only exhibition/performance will help inaugurate the space.

From the press release:

Black Jones — that's Austin Peay State University art professors Kell Black and Barry Jones — makes noise. Using the techniques of digital sound and video editing, both in the studio and in live performances, their work explores the history of cinema, the culture of the Internet, the richness of language, the pervasiveness of music, and all the ways in which media intersect and interact to create new languages expressive of our time. Seed Space is pleased to present their latest work, "Run's House Remix," 8-9:30 p.m. during the art crawl only.

Also at Seed Space is an exhibit by Lester Merriweather that will hang in the gallery through June 16. See an image from the show and read Merriweather's artist statement after the jump.


Lester Merriweather's collages use imagery from printed advertising material in fashion and lifestyle magazines. In re-contextualizing these images, Merriweather examines ads that promote notions of racial prominence and inferiority.

Lester Merriweather has an MFA from Memphis College of Art and a BA from Jackson State University. He has had solo exhibitions at TOPS gallery in Memphis, TN, Rush Arts Gallery in NYC and Wertz Contemporary in Atlanta, GA.

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