COOP Gallery is pleased to present “The Long Face,” an exhibition of multidisciplinary work by a select group of the COOP Collective’s new members. Each year COOP invites local and newly transplanted artists to join its ranks in recognition of the seriousness of their work and their commitment to fostering Nashville’s artist community. This stellar exhibition of works attests to the vitality of that commitment and the dynamism of our local arts community.
McLean Fahnestock’s inkjet prints from her Rocketless Launch series evoke the shared experience of NASA mission broadcasts and question the future of space travel. Nick Hay’s ‘zine excerpts illustrate and detail an email exchange between a West African doctor and a proclaimed centaur hunter. Angela D. Lee’s photographic prints construct mysterious family histories. Robert Scobey’s plaster sculpture of a My Buddy doll allegorizes progress and tragedy through a lens of childhood imagination.
More about the artists:
McLean FAHNESTOCK works in video, sound, sculptural installation, and photographic prints. Her works intermingle truths and fictionalizations in order to question ideas of greatness, singularity, and who and what make “history.” Fahnestock earned a BFA from Middle Tennessee State University and an MFA from California State University Long Beach. Her work has been exhibited and screened across the U.S. as well as internationally in Ireland, Canada, Belgium, Germany and Japan. She has received an ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation, two Hoff Foundation Grants, and was awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council for Long Beach. Her work was included in a DVD compilation of short videos by the LA Film Forum. She was a finalist for a 2012 Vimeo Video Award and was recently named “Most Promising New Artist” at MADATAC 05, in Madrid, Spain.
Nick HAY is an interdisciplinary artist whose work falls at the intersection of rock and roll music, historical peculiarities, and the furthest reaches of the universe where humankind maintains absolutely no significance.
Angela D. LEE is a graphic designer, professor and video artist with a love for the outdoors and the American South. She is professor of graphic design at Lipscomb University. Her video installation artwork concerning identity and homeplace within the landscape of the American South has been exhibited in nationally juried shows. She holds a BFA in design communications from Belmont University, an MA in corporate communication from Austin Peay, and an MFA in visual art from Azusa Pacific University.
Robert SCOBEY is an interdisciplinary artist with a BA from Lipscomb University and an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His videos have been exhibited at juried shows in the U.S. and at festivals and gallery exhibits in France and the UK. His two solo exhibitions have focused on an eclectic studio practice of overlapping media and also highlighted a series of carved books that has now been ongoing for fifteen years.