Drawing from personal recollection and oral history, Nate Young has created a conceptual narrative inspired by the life of his great-grandfather as a way to explore the construction of memory. It incorporates hand-made wooden objects, family relics, and the unearthed bones of the horse that carried Young’s great-grandfather north during the Great Migration, along with jewelry, printmaking and a sculptural sound installation Young made during his recent Quirk+VisArts residency. Guest curated by Melissa Messina of Flux Projects.
Curated by Candice Greathouse and featuring works by InKyoung Chun, Meta Gary, Brittainy Lauback, Elizabeth Lide, Jessica Machacek, Lauren O’Connor-Korb, and Christina Price Washington. The show takes Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro’s 1971 work W O M A N H O U S E as its starting point, and concludes that not much has changed.
Curated by artist and BURNAWAY contributor Joe Nolan, the Pikes Project draws on the history of the Nashville roads that were once Native American trails and then private toll roads. Today, they stretch out from downtown and run through some of Nashville’s busiest and most diverse neighborhoods. The exhibition is the culmination of a six-month project inviting East Nashvillians to share their own images using #pikesproject on Instagram.
The show included photographs by Nolan, paintings by artist Brady Haston and a pike-centric video installation by Those Drones (Brian Siskind), as well as a digital display of hundreds of #pikesproject images. Nolan’s original Pikes Project photo essays are available on WPLN Nashville Public Radio.
Atlanta artist Leisa Rich pulls from fine art, fiber art, and fine craft techniques and uses new materials, detritus, found objects and 3D printing in works that our reviewer Jerry Cullum has described as playful, esoteric and vaguely comic. In the installation at the Ogden, some are displayed like otherworldly artifacts.