November 6, 2015–February 7, 2016
Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville's Print Community
Lesley Patterson-Marx. Our True Faces, 2015. Digital prints on archival paper, book board, ric rac closure. 2 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 3/4 in. closed; 2 3/4 x 16 in. open. Courtesy of the artist. © Lesley Patterson-Marx
Leslie Haines. “C is for Cat,” from Animal Abecedary, 2014. Digital print. 10 x 20 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Leslie Haines
Nick Hay. Selection from the Piedra Archives, 2015. Inkjet print, ink, thread on paper. 10 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Nick Hay
Mark Hosford. Matahachi and Kikuno, 2014. Screenprint on Arches88. 25 x 20 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Mark Hosford
Nancy Cooley. Me, 2014. Letterpress, handcut linoleum blocks, metal acrylic plates, pochoir, wood and metal type on paper. 19 x 25 in. framed. Courtesy of the artist. © Nancy Cooley
Cynthia Marsh. A Contemporary Translation–Art and Type Design, 2015. Letterpress on paper. 9 x 12 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Cynthia Marsh
Nick Satinover. A Pink Slip Fashioned Flag, 2013. Color woodcut on masa paper with graphite drawing. 20 1/2 x 27 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Nick Satinover
Zack Rafuls. Portrait of the Artist as Olive Oyl, 2015. Photo plate lithograph, hand-colored with watercolor. 34 x 26 1/2 in. framed. Courtesy of the artist. © Zack Rafuls
Cynthia Marsh. Katika Afrika (In Africa), 2012–13. Digital printing, wood type, letterpress, found woodland debris. 7 x 8 in. closed; 7 x 19 in. open. Courtesy of the artist. © Cynthia Marsh
Nashville is renowned for its love of storytelling in words, images, and voices. For years, the city has been home to major publishing houses, printing presses, nationally recognized writing programs, and great authors, poets, journalists, and songwriters. Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville’s Print Community is a juried exhibition that celebrates this ongoing tradition by presenting the works of individual artists and small presses who use a variety of printing techniques to tell stories through images and text. Whether in handmade books, illustrated posters and poems, intimate etchings, or the inventive use of Photoshop, visual narrative in all its printed forms represents the heart of Nashville’s culture.
The work exhibited in Anthology was selected by a jury, consisting of Katie Baldwin, assistant professor of book arts and printmaking, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Liz Coleman, reference librarian and galleries coordinator, Nashville Public Library; and Mark Scala, chief curator, Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Artists in the exhibition:
Alysha Irisari Malo
Johnny Lee Park
Jerry Bedor Phillips
Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville's Print Community was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Location: Conte Community Arts Gallery