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The Memphis School 

When: Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 29 2010
Earlier this year, the University of Memphis hosted a show by several Nashville artists, and now Zeitgeist is hosting a reciprocal show by four Memphis artists, the beginnings of an art exchange program that will eventually include quid pro quo exhibits with Chattanooga and Knoxville as well. The shows will all be artist-curated, with this segment helmed by Memphian Dwayne Butcher, managing editor of Number: An Independent Arts Journal and self-described “overweight, heavily accented, beer-drinking redneck with a chicken wing and knee-high sock fetish.” After we saw the portfolio on Butcher's website (which includes our new favorite video, featuring someone we assume to be the artist pounding beers in a makeshift pool in the bed of a pickup truck, accompanied by extremely somber classical music), we suspected the Zeitgeist show would be highly entertaining. And now that we've had a chance to peruse some of the works to be featured — among them Gadsby Creason’s intriguing installation “Rollover Minutes,” Tad Lauritzen Wright’s “Planned Interruption” (mixed media on snooker table … duh), Bobby Spillman’s oil painting “Garden of Earthly Delights” (our favorite chimp portrait of the year so far) and Butcher’s own mixed-media installation “Updates” — we can guarantee it.
— Jack Silverman


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