Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Oliver Herring and Call for Contemporary Artists Gallery Submissions - Frist

Oliver Herring
October 2, 2009–January 31, 2010

New York-based artist Oliver Herring collaborates with friends and strangers in the creation of his sculptures, performances, and video art. This exhibition includes figurative works in which the artist first makes photographic close-ups of his subjects’ entire bodies. He then sculpts the form of their bodies out of polystyrene. The photographs are cut into jigsaw puzzle-like shapes and adhered to the sculpted figures, lending the uncanny quality of a photograph seen in the round. Herring manipulates the color and value contrasts in his photographic fragments, giving the sculptures a camouflage-like surface, emphasizing the inherent artificiality and social masking that are a subliminal consequence of photography.

Organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

2009 Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery Exhibition Sponsor:
Welling LaGrone and Morgan Keegan

Location: Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

How can I have my art exhibited at the Frist Center?

The Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery is a space in the Frist Center that is dedicated to the work of living artists. The space is booked approximately five years in advance, and the Exhibitions Department entertains proposals throughout the year for exhibitions in that space. Review the CAP Gallery Submission Guidelines and send proposals to:

Exhibitions Department
CAP Gallery
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Due to the volume of proposals submitted, patience is requested.


Andee Rudloff
Community Relations Manager
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 744-3351
Fax (615) 744-3993


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