News Item: Vadis Turner and Richard Feaster at University School Nashville

unnamed-1 Vadis Turner- Burn Pile

unnamed Richard Feaster- The Idle Race

Vadis Turner & Richard Feaster

April 7- May 2, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday April 7th, 5-7pm

University School of Nashville’s Tibbott Center Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Nashville artists Vadis Turner and Richard Feaster. Sharing the language of abstraction between them, this exhibit offers viewers the opportunity to consider both artists practices as they relate to one another in nuanced ways. Featuring hand-dyed and recycled layers of ribbon, clothing and bedding, Turner’s artworks transform the materials of traditional women’s work into radiant hybrids of the utilitarian and the abstract that are equal parts art and heirloom. Feaster’s paintings and works on paper pursue abstraction as an intimately coded language of mark-making and editing, producing works that invite the consideration of process and materiality in painting as a site for new modes of visual discovery.

The exhibition will open to the public with a reception on Thursday, April 7th from 5 – 7pm.

Vadis Turner has exhibited across the US and abroad including the Brooklyn Museum, National Gallery in Prague, Andy Warhol Museum, Bass Art Museum, Hunter Museum of American Art, Islip Art Museum, National Museum of Trinidad and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 21C Museum, Tennessee State Museum, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Museum and the Egon Schiele Art Centrum. In 2013 she was an Artist in Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design and Materials for the Arts in New York. In 2014 she was the Artist in Residence at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. Turner was born in Nashville Tennessee. She received her BFA and MFA from Boston University.

Richard Feaster has shown his work nationally and internationally, including exhibits at the City University of New York, National Academy Museum, and the Cheekwood Museum of Art, and his artwork is included in many private and corporate collections.  He received a BFA in painting from Birmingham Southern College and a MFA in painting from Tulane University’s Newcomb College. In 1993, he attended the Skowhegan summer program in Skowhegan, Maine. Feaster is represented in Tennessee by Nashville’s Zeitgeist Gallery.


News Item: K.J. Schumacher at David Lusk Gallery



Fragments and a Game of Chance 

K.J. Schumacher

16 Feb- 19 March, 2016
OPENING: Sat 20 Feb, 6-8 pm

In mid-February, David Lusk Gallery-Nashville hosts its first solo exhibition of work by Nashville artist KJ Schumacher. Fragments and a Game of Chance showcases three related working processes pertaining to found mark manipulation. In the most basic sense, these abstract paintings and drawings are about recycling marks, whereas each mark is in itself a singular building block within a process of creation. In the famous sketchbook note, Jasper Johns instructs himself, ‘’Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.’’ Similarly, process is the generative engine that fuels Schumacher’s practice, but in this work it is structured within a series of games, rules, and strategies. Fragments and a Game of Chance is comprised of three such series: tape collages over photographs, chance-based paintings, and facsimile works. Schumacher focuses on making and collecting marks and objects, and representing them in made and found situations inside and outside the studio. This series elaborates on the studio process and builds upon a belief that the physical mark holds an intrinsic importance in human experience. Schumacher received a B.A. in Fine Art from the George Washington University in Washington and studied at Parsons School of Design in Paris. He is currently engaged in an MFA at the Transart Institute in New York and Berlin, to be completed in the summer of 2016. This is his first show at David Lusk Gallery.

David Lusk Gallery is located at 516 Hagan Street in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.
Gallery hours are Tu-Sa 11-5.

To check out some work from the Exhibition