August 30, 2013–February 2, 2014

Abstractometry

Conte Community Arts Gallery

  • James Perrin. MN-AD11-12, 2012. Oil on canvas, 22 x 33 in. Courtesy of the artist. © James Perrin

This exhibition features works by eight Nashville-area artists who employ geometry to signify the role of technology, architecture, language, and design in shaping our lives. The title refers to the measurement or delineation of abstract thought, necessary for the articulation of any system of constructing meaning.

A city presents itself to its residents and the outside world through distinct, if often subtle signs and codes. One of the visual signifiers of Nashville is found in its graphics—record album art, Hatch Show Print, neon on lower Broadway—which convey to residents and visitors alike the traditions and excitement of Music City. This exhibition acknowledges the value of thus constructing an identity through graphic means. At the same time, it offers new types of imaging that represent an unfolding aspect of Nashville’s identity as it becomes increasingly expansive as a creative community.

Artists in the exhibition include Alex Blau, Patrick DeGuira, Warren Greene, Ron Lambert, James Perrin, Christopher Roberson, Terry Thacker, and Amelia Winger-Bearskin.

This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

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