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  Jane Braddock’s elegant, feminine color palette in “Drip Paintings” at Tinney Contemporary is visually stunning. New works from the artist’s “Shakti” series literally drip with the rich “color of India,” only made more interesting by the literary sources…

Beth Foley’s recent exhibition of paintings at David Lusk Gallery in Nashville included fewer than 10 works, but the dense detailing of the referential, symbolic, and historical content displayed left plenty to perceive. In “Murders, Misfits and Other Unpleasantries,” the artist brought her keen…

In the early 20th century, Cubists wrestled with the problem of organizing multiple perspectives on a flat picture plane. Now, in the 21st century, that discourse is taking place at the cutting edge of digital visualization in architectural rendering, video gaming, and…

Atlanta-based artist Christina West’s first solo exhibition at CG2 in Nashville is an example of a perfect match between an artist and a gallery. For the uninitiated, CG2 is an offshoot of Nashville’s venerable Cumberland Gallery. The spin-off space…

Shinique Smith’s exhibition “Wonder and Rainbows,” on view at the Frist Center for Visual Arts through January 10, is gorgeously wrought, combining various elements of the artist’s arsenal of techniques. Smith’s work is tied to journeys, that of adolescence…

In the press release for his Phantom Engineer project at Vanderbilt University’s Space 204 , Vanderbilt Department of Art lecturer John Warren describes the work as a “cine-installation.” I’ve never seen the term used before,…

The soft sculpture exhibition “Touched” at Ground Floor Gallery and Studios in Nashville featured creatures and abstractions, faux taxidermy, biomorphic shapes, and multimedia designs — utilizing wool, fabric, sticks, and hardware — sculptural works that blur the line…

Vesna Pavlović’s exhibition “Lost Art” finds the photographer continuing both her exploration of history—personal and national—as well as her investigation of obsolescent film technology. These are themes I’ve come to expect from Pavlović, but “Lost Art” is characterized by…

Soo Sunny Park creates a tactile experience of space in Silver Linings, a site-specific installation that winds and twists through the Courtyard Gallery at Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Accompanying the installation is a video documenting the installation process, which marks…

Tad Lauritzen Wright’s exhibition “Instructions Included,” on view at David Lusk Gallery in Nashville through October 3, is a genuinely delightful art experience meticulously crafted from wit and imagination. Derived from hobby-level arts and crafts and a bourgeois population’s…

Dynamic and demanding, the large canvases on view in James Perrin’s Observations, Integrations, Pareidolia, and Polysemy have a presence and energy that fill the front room of Tinney Contemporary. Perrin engages a visual vocabulary that manages to evoke elements of…

“Summer Reading” was the fourth pop-up show that New York gallery ZieherSmith has curated in Nashville, and their first since joining up with C. Sean Horton of Horton Gallery to officially become Zieher, Smith & Horton in September of…