COOP Gallery is pleased to present work by our new members in Textural Tangents, opening Saturday, December 2, in conjunction with the WeHo Art Crawl and closing Saturday, December 30. This eclectic show includes paintings, sculpture, and photography, and demonstrates the creative breadth of our Artist-Members.
More about the Artists:
Amanda Lomax is a Nashville-based artist who holds a degree in Communications from Boston University, completing coursework in darkroom and digital photography. Lomax deconstructs their own photographs to harvest the fields of color within them. Their work is designed to transform humanity through a greater sensitivity to Color, and hopes to raise our awareness (and acceptance) of others. www.amandalomaxart.com
Amy Hoskins’s photographs range in content from abstract close-ups of industrial metal, machines, and glass — to erotic close-ups of the plant world – to studies of architecture in various cities and vintage cars. Her studies of Buddhism, creative visualization, and meditation deepen this exploration of wonder and fascination, and she seeks a contemplative arts approach to all of her work, as a way of centering, editing, and transforming herself and her art. www.amyhoskins.com
Anna Wise’s paintings begin as a vision that manifests into an elaborate collage of fantasy mixed with reality. The meaning of my art is in the process – transforming chaos into beauty. The belief that all things are possible is the driving force behind Wise’s work. Each painting is a story of struggle and rebirth, every brushstroke communicating something unique to the viewer based on their own perspective. Wise’s goal is to embolden you to transcend your consciousness above doubt and fear – to inspire you to step into your true identity and power. www.annathewiser.com
Bethany Yankie (she/they) is a queer disabled artist based in Nashville, TN. Their work explores themes of trauma, loss, and resilience and focuses primarily on surrealist 2 & 3D collage and assemblage, often with drawings and paintings incorporated. www.bethanyyankie.com
Caitlin Blomstrom (she/her) is an artist and arts professional with a BFA in Painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Blomstrom primarily makes oil paintings that represent quiet, mundane encounters, and humorous and uncanny scenes that you might find on a walk or in an artist’s studio. www.caitlinblomstrom.com
Elisabeth Moss is a songwriter, poet, and essayist from Indianapolis, IN now based in Nashville, TN. She developed a love of writing at an early age after falling in love with the Harry Potter series and vlogbrothers videos on YouTube. She currently studies Songwriting and Creative Writing at Belmont University. Elisabeth curates the artwork at Cafe Makai, where she organizes a monthly community and arts night titled Makai After Hours. www.lizmoss.squarespace.com
Hayes Hatfield recently graduated from Colorado College awarded with distinction in integrative design. They are passionate about utilizing science, innovation, and art to promote environmental justice and social justice at large. Their work explores the tension between media, youth, and music, and manifests typically in large-scale abstract collage. They also explore the intersection of these artforms in the short film format. A graduate student at Lipscomb University earning their master’s in molecular science, Hayes often incorporates scientific themes and modalities into their artwork. janehayes.squarespace.com
Kate Blake Giordan was born in the Midwest to a long line of creatives, Kate discovered her propensity for the arts in early childhood. Primarily self-educated, she finds inspiration in both the human form and in nature. Through oil, pastel, and charcoal, she works to capture raw life experience, memory, and ephemera. Giordan dedicates much of her spare time to opening creative opportunities and expanding arts access to all individuals across Middle Tennessee. Kate is committed to being of service to her organization, and its beneficiaries and inspiring others to give their time and resources to their community.
Nija Woods’s journey as an abstract expressionist has been profoundly shaped by her upbringing in the picturesque landscapes of small-town Lexington, Tennessee. Growing up on a farm, Woods was immersed in the beauty of nature, and my artistic soul was nurtured by my grandmother, a talented watercolorist and French teacher. To honor her legacy, Woods incorporates French translations into my art titles, a tribute to the woman who ignited my creative spark. linktr.ee/CreatifMoi.Art Nina Covington is a Nashville-based artist and activist She has always known that it was her job to tell stories. She started out as a model who told stories in front of the camera of others. A pivotal moment came when Nina realized she could only tell half of the story as a model; the other half was always told by the photographer. Nina began wanting more control, so she began taking self-portraits which eventually led her to photograph other people.
Sarah Budeski is a letterpress artist and designer based in Nashville, TN. She is a Designer/Printer at Hatch Show Print, a letterpress print shop in downtown Nashville. In her fine arts practice, she explores identity through the printed word and book arts. Sarah grew up in Montana where she was raised on river and mountain time. The beautiful state encouraged her to stay for college where she received her B.F.A.’s in Printmaking and Graphic Design at Montana State University, as well as a minor in Art History with a focus on contemporary curatorial practices. sjbudeski.com
More about COOP
COOP is a curatorial collective made up of artists, curators, thinkers, and professors who are committed to expanding Nashville’s dialogue with contemporary art by presenting challenging, new, or under-represented artists/artworks to our community. COOP is committed to exhibiting art of diverse media and content, with a goal to provide an alternative venue for artists free from the constraints of the retail market. COOP seeks to initiate a discourse between Nashville and art scenes across the country by inviting artists to show, develop projects, and interact with the Nashville community.
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