As a result of COVID-19 Nashville galleries have come together to offer an alternative to the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl, a long standing tradition in the community.
On Saturday May 2, a link will be shared through social media and email with a YouTube video including footage from participating galleries, highlighting each space and exhibition.
“Because the art crawl normally attracts between 1500 to 2000 visitors each month we know we are going to have to do things differently for a while. The Nashville Gallery Association, which is comprised of galleries around the city, decided to band together and host the first of what will probably be many virtual First Saturday Art Crawls. We hope this format will be engaging as each of us are showcasing artists within our gallery spaces. Supporting the artist and gallery community by collaborating is the goal of this event. We hope people will do what they do at our crawls and grab a glass of wine and engage each other on the art that they will be able to see in the comforts of their living room. Each gallery will be sharing their contact information in the event people are interested in purchasing any of the art that is shown.” – Susan Tinney of Tinney Contemporary.
Channel to Channel
David Lusk Gallery
Julia Martin Gallery
Red Arrow Gallery
Channel to Channel Gallery presents Pockets of Real Passion. Artists include Eric Mack, Jessica Gatlin, Omari Booker, Ridge McLeod, and Frances Barry.
Chauvet Arts presents Edible Dramas: Indulgent Art to Expose the Human Appetite featuring the work of Denise Stewart-Sanabria, a Knoxville based artist. Composed of vivid portraits of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts. Stewart-Sanabria’s work strives to challenge a deeper understanding of the human appetite.
David Lusk Gallery presents an installation by Alex Lockwood titled Still Life, an installation of Tennessee wildlife created entirely from gun shot shells and wire. In this large installment Still Life takes the first room of the gallery, viewable from the outside, mimicking a flower shop window or curbside market.
Julia Martin Gallery presents the work of Harry Underwood in Neon Believer, mixed media paintings on panel explore themes of religion including philosophical realms of preachy proverbs and identity.
Modfellows Gallery presents Danielle Krysa’s recent mixed media collages in an exhibition titled Shit Arlo Says curated by Pam Marlene Taylor. Originally from British Columbia, Krysa has exhibited her work internationally. She is the author of 4 books and is the writer behind the popular contemporary site The Jealous Curator.
Red Arrow Gallery presents ONLINE IN HOME->, a group exhibition featuring 19 Red Arrow artists including Rick Borg, Nuveen Barwari, Bethany Carlson Coffin, and more.
Tinney Contemporary presents S/AMPLE DATA featuring works by Tiffany Calvert and Josh Azzarella. Drawing from art history and anthropology both artists use technology to decontextualize imagery from the past as a means to explore collective memory.
Unrequited Leisure presents Future-Framed Works, a group exhibition featuring Liat Berdugo, Gabriella Torres-Ferrer, Rebecca Forstater, and Bahareh Khoshooe. Comprised of a range of complex moving images involving by four women artists, Future-Framed Works tackles question of the body, pop-culture, and the realm between the physical and and virtual.
Zeitgeist continues with Circuities, a solo exhibition comprised of large-scale paintings by Karen Seapker. Known for her vibrant palette and bold compositions, Seapker’s work speaks to the power of human relationships and the passage of time.