News Item: Mary Addison Hackett at Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Mary Addison Hackett
A Tin of Egyptian Cigarettes
Opening reception: Thursday January 7, 2016, 7-9PM
Exhibition: January 7-Febraury 6, 2016

1037 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306
Hours Tues – Sat: 12 – 5

Mary Addison Hackett’s inaugural solo exhibition with Marcia Wood Gallery is an overview of the past decade of her work. In a rare glimpse of the evolutionary process of an artist’s journey, multiple bodies of work will be shown, bringing together the artist’s inquiry into the search for meaning in everyday life. From large scale gestural abstraction to tiny figurative and interior meditations, reaching across styles and genres from modernist art to mashups of contemporary culture will be presented side by side. “Hackett’s canvases are a veritable painters toolbox, as much drawing as painting, a regeneration of the history, languages and possibilities of painting.” Max Presneill, 2008.

More information can be found here.

News Item: COOP in Philly

Fields of Resonance
Alex Blau
Paul Collins
Kristi Hargrove
Jana Harper
Ron Lambert
Jonathan Rattner

Opening reception

First Friday, January 8, 2016, 6-10pm

COOP Curatorial Collective in Nashville, TN and NAPOLEON Gallery in Philadelphia are pleased to present Fields of Resonance, a group exhibition featuring members of the COOP collective curated by artist/member Jana Harper with an accompanying essay by aesthetic theorist Lutz Koepnick.

Exhibition statement:

Our present is often said to represent an age of abstraction and dematerialization, a time in which the virtual trumps the sensible. This exhibition explores the delicate line between the visible and the intangible, between what is present and what is absent, drawing attention to both the remains and continued promises of the sensory world. As they trace various physical and imaginary resonances of the real, the works of this show evoke images and emotions that recall things past as much as they cause the viewer to speculate about things to come.

COOP in Philly

News Item: Nick Hay at the Downtown Presbyterian Church

The Browsing Room Gallery at the DPC is pleased to present:
Nick Hay & E. C. Piedra: The Labyrinth Decoded

OPENING reception: Saturday, Dec 5, 6-9pm

Exhibition dates: Dec 5, 2015 – January 23, 2016

Browsing Room Gallery
at Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville
154 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
At the corner of Church & Fifth

Nashville-based artist Nick Hay will be presenting new work that investigates themes from his ongoing collaboration with historian and space exploration pioneer, E.C. Piedra. In this most recent body of work, the duo interweaves Cold War era photographs of US missile silo bunkers and the mythology of the Minotaur’s labyrinth. Within this labyrinth allegory, language is interpreted as one of the demarcating lines between the civilized versus savage worlds of humankind and animals. A range of imagery from the research of Mr. Piedra is combined into an amalgamation that for some viewers will yield a meaningful narrative and for others a complete loss of understanding.

Nick Hay currently lives and works in Nashville, TN. More information about his work can be found at &

Browsing Room Gallery
at Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville
154 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
At the corner of Church & Fifth

Gallery is open to public during church opening hours 9-3, Mon-Fri. Guests should go to church office on 5th Ave. N. for visitor access. Advance enquiries for group visits and/or arrangements for wheelchair access can be made via the church office on (615) 254-7584

The Browsing Room gallery:
Now in its 22nd year, the artist-in-residence program at Downtown Presbyterian Church provides private studio space & and a supportive environment in which solo artists can collaborate and engage in an ever-evolving conversation with the wider church community. In early 2014 the Browsing Room Gallery was opened following a collaborative restoration by the artists and the congregation of the disused church library from which it takes its name. Later that year, the gallery was awarded the Writers Choice for Best Resurrected Art Space in Nashville Scene’s Best Of Nashville Awards 2014. Curated by the resident artists, the gallery exhibits solo and group shows by the resident artists and local and regional guests.

Selection from the Piedra Archive
Ink on photograph
8.5 x 11
Ongoing, 1984-present