June 17–September 25, 2005

The Fragile Species

New Art Nashville

The Fragile Species: New Art Nashville included paintings, photographs, sculptures, and video art by 20 artists from the Nashville area whose contemplations on human frailty range from the whimsical and ironic to the poignant and elegiac.

Whether in works that allude to the fleeting nature of life, childhood vulnerability, aging, illness and trauma or emotional struggle, the artists in the exhibition convey the pain and resilience of the human experience with empathy, beauty, and power.

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Throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors had the opportunity to hear the artists speak about their work during a weekly program entitled "Conversations with Contemporary Artists."

Listen in on the Frist Center’s first podcast as Frist curator Mark Scala, joined by docents Jay Turman and Mancil Ezell, discusses this exhibition.

Artists featured in the exhibition include:Michelle Anderson, Kristina Arnold, Michael Baggarly, Patrick DeGuira, Kathryn Dettwiller, Kristi Hargrove, Erin Hewgley, Emily Holt, Mark Hosford, Andrew Kaufman, Carol Mode, Adrienne Outlaw, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Billy Renkl, Julie Roberts, Jack Dingo Ryan, Chris Scarborough, Victor Simmons, Tom Thayer, Barbara Yontz, Lain York.

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