New Shows open in Nashville, featuring Vanderbilt Art faculty
Two new exhibitions opened the weekend after the Fourth of July holiday. Both exhibitions featured work from Vanderbilt University’s Department of Art faculty.
On July 5th, The Smoke Show opened at the Elephant Gallery (in North Nashville). The Smoke Show features work from over 30 local and area artists. John Warren, Vanderbilt Art Lecturer in time-based media, debuted a brand new video work called Hot Pursuit. Included in the show with Warren are some local favorites such as Paul Collins (who recently had a solo exhibition at Elephant Gallery called Gemini and was exhibited at Zeitgeist Gallery with Fortnight Sessions in 2018). A short trailer can be viewed here – click !
On Saturday, July 6th, Zeitgeist Gallery (Wedgewood/Houston) opened a group exhibition celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary called Xanadu. The exhibition features a roster of Zeitgeist represented artists including Vanderbilt Art faculty faculty Vesna Pavlović, Alex Blau, John Donovan, and Patrick DeGuira.
“Over the past twenty five years, Zeitgeist has been working to build our vision of an artistic utopia for the city of Nashville. In celebration of Zeitgeist’s 25th anniversary this summer, we’ve invited 19 Zeitgeist artists to share their vision of Xanadu.
Xanadu can be seen as the utopia of Samuel Coleridge’s poem to the false utopia built by Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane. Kublai Khan’s grand palace paradise or Kane’s amassed, pilfered treasures and shallow opulence. To the neon lighted imagery of the 1980 roller disco cult-classic musical starring Olivia Newton John.” – Zeitgeist Gallery.