Thursday, April 9, 2015

Art of the South

People 49, 50  charcoal and pastel pencil on plywood
Number Presents: Art of the South 2015 by juror Wayne White at Hyde Gallery in Nesin Graduate Building/Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee. I am so eager to see this entire exhibit! Wayne White was the artist who created the sets, puppets, and everything including Chairy for Pee Wee's Playhouse-the most amazing tv show ever I think for both kids and adults. The recent PBS documentary on his work was titled "Beauty is Embarrasing".

Juror's Statement:
"I was recently asked to look at the work of 166 talented artists and pick 40 for a show. The results? 126 disgruntled artists muttering “What does he know?” And they’re right! What do I know? Please keep that attitude, my fellow artists. You have many victories ahead. As for the rest of you, please savor. This is a wonderful show. Inspire each other, secretly know you’re the best one and keep trudging out to that studio every day. I’m very happy to see such a perfect storm of creativity roaring across the South." -Wayne White, juror for Art of the South 2015

Number: Presents Art of the South 2015
- May 20 – July 31
- Hyde Gallery at Memphis College of Art Nesin Graduate School
- 477 South Main Street

The exhibit runs from May 29th - July 31

Reception on May 29th from 6:00pm-9:00pm.