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Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture: Art

Re: “Are Wedgewood-Houston and Fifth Avenue strange bedfellows or a perfect match?

Thanks for reading, Manuel. As an Inglewoodian I'm particularly interested in knowing when the east side of the river might catch that spark that leads to a long sustained explosion of galleries and studios.

Posted by Joe Nolan on 09/09/2014 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Are Wedgewood-Houston and Fifth Avenue strange bedfellows or a perfect match?

Great article Joe. This is a way to help get Nashville on the national and international arts map - building first Saturdays as an across the city arts event! In a few years we all may be surprised at how this grows.

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Posted by Manuel Zeitlin on 09/07/2014 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Are Wedgewood-Houston and Fifth Avenue strange bedfellows or a perfect match?

Come by Infinity Cat Records for the Harry Show!

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Posted by Christine Orrall on 09/05/2014 at 4:30 PM
Posted by My Name is WeHo on 09/05/2014 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Exhibition of Polish theater posters speaks unspoken truths

Wonderful tribute to the world's most influential poster designers. The largest private collection is described at and viewed in part at

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Posted by Martin Rosenberg on 08/14/2014 at 1:38 PM

Re: “The Frist's animation exhibit is both overwhelming and extraordinarily satisfying

"...viewers can watch each film individually, headphone-less..."

Do you mean *just* watch, as opposed to watching and listening? Because otherwise this is certainly not a true statement. There are many films for which it's necessary to wear headphones in order to hear the soundtrack.

Posted by galenfott on 08/09/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “When time doesn't always get away from us

I loved this exhibition and am very excited to see what Sherrick and Paul bring to the city once their gallery launches. Kudos!

Posted by Kim Green on 07/31/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “When time doesn't always get away from us

Thanks for your response. I think the operative word here is FROM. What you have written above is that the artwork is actually from a private lender, or in your case, a consignor, who intends for you to sell it. It is not from the Tate Modern. At best you could say that it is FROM an exhibit that was originally organized by (or for) the Tate Modern before it traveled to your commercial gallery. Minor point perhaps, but it is important to be clear about these things. My guess is that the the TM would agree. In any case, it is quite a wonderful show of photos.

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Posted by artstarved on 07/16/2014 at 2:16 PM

Re: “When time doesn't always get away from us

The Klein/Moriyama exhibition was a show that took place at Tate Modern from October 12, 2012-January 20, 2013. This exhibition was consigned to the Tate Modern like any other museum institution around the world when they are hosting an exhibition of this caliber. The Tate Modern does not own these prints. Like it does not own the John Baldessari exhibition True Beauty or any other exhibition that has come through its door. When an exhibition is over the work goes back to the artist's perspective galleries or private collections that it was borrowed from. I hope this answers your comment. Susan Sherrick

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Posted by sesherrick on 07/15/2014 at 12:32 PM

Re: “When time doesn't always get away from us

Just curious - what exactly does 'Selections from the Tate Modern" mean in the context of this exhibit? The photos are for sale, so presumably they are not from the Tate's collection, as the title would imply.

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Posted by artstarved on 07/10/2014 at 2:17 PM

Re: “The start of an ongoing oral history of Nashville's art scene since 1989

Thank you for the article and thank you Lain York for your comment. I do not think anyone could have explained the group and it's motivation any better. We have an impressive list of artists that ran through the untitled gauntlet, but why drop names. I see original untitled core members [family] around Nashville still giving as they always have. untitled was in your faces for a reason and the Glow Shows were brilliant and epic. Nashville took a kick in the pants forward thanks to the untitled folks, you guys know who you are...

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Posted by W Richard Reesman on 07/03/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “A talk with artist Patricia Piccinini, whose disquieting yet appealing works explore the bond between man and animal

Sculpture is as artistic as oil painting which is always credited regardless of where the concept came from. I love Patricia concepts but most people think she is a sculptor because she doesn't credit any of the artist. I believe the sculptors should at least be credited in the show. In the fine print if nothing else.

Posted by Elijah on 06/26/2014 at 2:35 PM

Re: “The start of an ongoing oral history of Nashville's art scene since 1989

Thanks, Laura!

Did have one point I wanted to clarify. The comment about Untitled being untalented was very much the perception of few more established artists outside the group (not mine); it was labeled by others as UN-talented, UN-bridled, UN-professional, etc.. There were SO many talented folks there that were talented in SO many areas and were flatly uninterested in the available channels at the time. I believe there will always be a place for that group esthetic in Nashville.

That group worked VERY hard because we all believed we were doing something different that mattered. It was very disappointing to have “professional” colleagues that were that clueless as to what the nature of the group was about. I believe the group went a long way in providing tools/opportunities to its constituency that the other industry hubs were not and thanks to that group, I personally had a better understanding of what I was doing.
Lain York

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Posted by hqpork on 06/26/2014 at 12:32 PM

Re: “A group exhibit at Coop exemplifies the art-world ideal of the New Nashville

Whoa, Are you serious?
Laura Hutson is a crackerjack?

I'm sorry to say, but anyone that recognizes your lame Duchamp reference might have something to say about such a statement.
Nashville is lucky to have Laura!

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Posted by Mike Calway-Fagen on 06/22/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “A group exhibit at Coop exemplifies the art-world ideal of the New Nashville

R. Mutt, listen:
Nashville is trying to grow. A critical and honest eye is the only way to do that. Laura isn't bemoaning anyone's attempt. There are a lot of hard working artists here that have to hustle themselves in many other cities to make it, because Nashville is still learning how to function as a viable art community. She is not being snotty. It's a truth. It's a truth that has pushed a lot of great artists and arts writers out of Nashville - and all of us are really exhausted of losing that talent and those people from our city. We are all working toward the same goal. Creating a dialogue between the artists here and the artists in other cities is badass and important, not a commentary on the superiority of art elsewhere. Put on your big boy pants and be better than your own snotty shortsightedness, maybe?

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Posted by Lisa Donovan on 05/02/2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: “A group exhibit at Coop exemplifies the art-world ideal of the New Nashville

The sign of a dead or dying arts scene of any kind? No critical perspectives.

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Posted by goose on 05/01/2014 at 6:10 PM

Re: “The May Art Crawl finds First Saturday growing like a weed

This Southern Illinois University sound art event at Track One got finalized after the press deadline, but it's definitely worth checking out. There's also a great new show at Seed Space in the same building:…

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Posted by Tony Youngblood on 05/01/2014 at 2:49 PM

Re: “A group exhibit at Coop exemplifies the art-world ideal of the New Nashville

this critique wasn't even that negative. if artists or a larger art community wants to engage the public by showing their work pubicly then it is understood by everyone involved that there is the potential for art critics to in turn criticize said work. if you don't like criticism don't read it. or better yet, start your own column! start a blog! something more productive than name calling.

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Posted by dialog on 05/01/2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “A group exhibit at Coop exemplifies the art-world ideal of the New Nashville

Jesus, how snotty. Sorry to hear the Crawl that hundreds of people work to put together as a free event for anyone in the city to attend - and to promote local artists - is so far beneath the sensibilities of the Scene's crackerjack critic. It's disturbing that so many self-appointed leading lights in the local scene appear to be convinced that the only good art is that imported from out of state.

(p.s. This entire premise is absurd. Tinney, Arts Co., to say nothing of the smaller galleries that reflect more of the actual local scene routinely have great stuff. Perhaps it's time for the Scene to find an actual artist, or someone more in tune with reality, to write these columns.)

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Posted by R. Mutt on 05/01/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “A portrait series remembers women killed at Auschwitz

Never forget!

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report

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Posted by Stacy Harris on 01/30/2014 at 8:47 PM

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