May 12-31, 2022
OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville
Gallery hours 1-8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
The Nashville Scene is pleased to partner with OZ Arts to present Drawers: Provocative Drawings.
The fourth installment of the Adult Contemporary series, "Drawers" explores the close relationship between drawing and intimacy. There’s a personal, secretive element to many of the drawings — several of the works come directly from artists’ sketchbooks, and others feel like they’re capturing a private idea. There’s also an immediacy to a drawing that can tap into something primal about art-making. A handful of the Drawers artists work with live models, and the tension between the artist and subject translates into the work they’ve created together. Finally, there’s an approachable, attainable quality to drawing — it’s practically the girl next door of artistic mediums. Even the most skillfully rendered work can seem within reach simply because you’ve likely held the same type of pen in your own hand, smudged the same line, or smelled the same pencil shavings. And in keeping with that line of thinking, maybe you’ve also had the same thoughts.
Drawers artists are:
Jeremy Biles, Annie Brito Hodgin, John Brooks, Sai Clayton, Paul Collins, Thornton Dial, William Downs, Fetish, Kevin Guthrie, Brady Haston, Clarity Haynes, Brett Douglas Hunter, Perrin R. Ireland, Lee Isaacson, Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, Julia Martin, Rebecca Morgan, Elisheba Israel, Mrozik Ozu, Ryan M. Pfeiffer + Rebecca Walz, Katarina Riesing, Lindsey Rome, Sal Salandra, Louis M. Schmidt, Willie Stewart, Betty Tompkins, XPayne, Caleb Yono
Image: Katarina Riesing, "Bent," 2019, Colored pencil and ballpoint pen on paper, 14h x 11w in