Tonight (It's Friday!)
Go to the Metal Museum
for the opening of A Kind of Confession
, work by 11 African American metalsmiths. This show is great. Four of the exhibiting artists will be on hand tonight to speak about their work. If you stick around, you can have a glass of wine and watch the sun set on the Mississippi River. Opening thru 8PM.
David Clemons, "Senescopia" (2007)
Go the opening of David Lusk Gallery's Price is Right.
There will be reasonably priced work by Tyler Hildebrand, Greely Myatt, Jared Small and Veda Reed, among others. For midtown folk, you don't have to go out east anymore— Lusk has new digs on Flicker Street. Opening thru 8PM.
- Memphis-native and current Florida resident Nathan Yoakum
has work at Jay Etkin Gallery
on Cooper. Opening thru 9.
Go home and read Ben Davis' 9.5. Theses on Art and Class.
I'm an evangelist for this book right now. Or you could go to sleep, you philistine.
Go to Burke's Books
and browse their art book
collection. Then go across the street and adopt a cat at House of Mews. All the better to read your nerdy art book with.
All day -
Stop by Crosstown Arts
for Micheal Chewning's Themeless (430 Cleveland)
and, if you haven't already seen it, Jay Crum and Kong Wee Pang's Walking Eyes
, in the main gallery.
Go to the Brooks Museum
to see When Marnie Was There.
The Brooks shows awesome films, new and old. Their team does a good job of filling Memphis' art house cinema void.
...is the Lord's day. So take an afternoon stroll through the Dixon's
gardens to see meditatively crafted ceramics by Jun Kaneko