COOP Gallery is pleased to present Now What, a group juried show featuring recent work by 8 artists

from across the nation, including paintings, collages, prints, drawings, and sculptures. Tom Williams,

assistant professor of Art History at Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film and fellow COOP member,

curated the show. The works Williams has included address each other, but they also speak to the

diverse conditions of contemporary art.  They were the most remarkable of a number of remarkable

submissions, but he believes that together they offer a narrow cross-section of contemporary practices

and artistic invention.


This is COOP Gallery’s first group juried show in the 5+ years of its existence. Their previous exhibition

history has focused on individual curation and exchange shows with other similar organizations.

The 8 chosen artists include: Iris Bechtol, Amanda Brazier, Brooks Dierdorff, Katie Hudnall, Andrew

Kozlowski, Drew Liedtke, Sean Morrissey, Hannah Pino, and Margi Weir


More about the juror

Tom Williams is assistant professor of art history at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville,

Tennessee. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University and the Whitney Museum Independent Study

Program, and he has taught at the School of Visual Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, New York

University, and Vanderbilt University. His writings have appeared in Art in America, Grey Room, and other

publications. He has been co-facilitating the art workshop in Unit 2 (the Death Row unit) of the Riverbend

Maximum Security Institution since 2013.  In 2015, he co-curated Life After Death and Elsewhere, an

exhibition of memorial projects by men on death row, at apexart in New York City.