Art in profile

Jeffrey Gibson by Brian Barlow

Jeffrey Gibson: In Time We Will All Be Stars

Imagine yourself an accidental tourist wandering a not-so-crowded Times Square. It’s March 2020, and it’s late at night.
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Alan LeQuire’s Dream of Trees

Maaan, there’s a story there!” — you think when you first lay eyes on the “Dream Forest” sculptures at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences on First Avenue and Demonbreun.
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African Modernism in America

A short time after Nashville artist Jamaal Sheats became director and curator of galleries at Fisk University in 2015, he got a phone call. Might Fisk have available in its collection any works by Akinola Lasekan, a mid-20th century Nigerian artist?
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Artist in Profile: Kelly Chuning

Textile artist Kelly Chuning tells her stories through single sentences, all originally either said to her or thought by her. It functions as a feminist manifesto.
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Painting in Real Spaces: Kim Radford Loves Making Murals

Most East Nashville denizens have laid eyes on a mural by Kim Radford, whether or not they knew it was she who painted them. Indeed, casual passersby have been treated to Radford’s colorful palette in her series of super-size musician portraits on the walls at Grimey’s and The Basement East for some time now.
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Devin Drake’s Reality in Miniature

Stepping into the world of Devin Drake’s artwork requires an adjustment of scale. It’s a world of familiar streets scenes, buildings, and architectural details
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