GfG is now in a state of Utopia!

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This Saturday, July 5th, 7:30-10:00pm, will be our 1st show at 942 4th Ave South called Utopia: Can it Stay Dream? Curated by Brian Jobe and Ryder Richards.

To me this show has been as much about mystery and anticipation as it has been about an idea of a perfected society (unintentionally fitting since we booked this for the old space). Co-Curator Ryder Richards has been an “artist-in-residence” of sorts, coming in early to help with the build out–we needed a sheetrock wall instead of a concrete one–be sure to ask him about the large, “Home Depot Orange” square he painted underneath the new 12×20′ wall he built in a matter of a couple of days!

Boxes and tubes have been coming in from all parts of the US from the other members of the Culture Laboratory Collective and as this show was accepted based on their reputation as a cohesive, professionally operating artist collective, an idea, and only a couple of images released so far, the show will ultimately be a celebratory surprise. Please join us!

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Czann’s has generously donated a delicious beverage and has now opened their own tap room.

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Meet GfG’s newest artist

Please welcome our newest painter, Wendy Walker to our new space! When Wendy told me she would join our space I was transported to a zen-like place. Aside from the exquisite paintings she’ll bring to our space, her presence alone gives off an elegant, calming affect.

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Artist Statement

In my work, I am trying to capture-and on some level make tangible-those rare transcendent moments when I feel completely present. I find that these moments are often inspired by a strong sense of place, and objects from the natural world which hold a personal meaning.

Bio

B.F.A., Studio Art, Louisiana Tech University Wendy Walker grew up in the piney hills of North Central Louisiana, and has called Nashville, Tennessee home since 1999. She spent several years as a muralist and decorative painter and was the sole proprietor of Fetching Studio. Her art has been featured on four album covers to date. Her paintings have been described by artist and gallery curator Laura DeVille as “delicately dramatic.”

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Ground Floor Gallery + Studios is Upgrading!

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It’s been a terrific two years at the Chestnut building but it is time for Ground Floor Gallery + Studios to be moving on up–the street that is, our new address will be 942 4th Ave South. Please come to visit one last time before the big move to see “Meet of the Matter” by Jake Weigel before it comes down on the 24th. As before, we will be participating regularly in the Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston events and reopening with “Utopia” by Culture Laboratory Collective in July. We are adding 1200+ sqft and have more studios available to like-minded artists. Contact Janet @ 615-478-1467 for details.

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Meet of the Matter by Jake Weigel

Opens at GfG Saturday May 3rd from 6-9pm during

Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston

Artist talk at 6:30p

Hope to see you all there!

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Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston 
5:30-8:30 Saturday, April 5th
GfG+S will
Open…
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An eclectic mix of new work by studio artists Heidi Martin KusterMandy BrownAnne Daigh and Janet Decker Yanez all come together this month in “Open…” at Ground Floor Gallery + Studios. The exposition moves easily between texture, form, and colorful word play. Kuster continues with her examination of the surface, shape, and evolution of rocks in subtle abstract oil paintings. Brown explores acrylic paint skin to create colorful small scale compositions full of contemporary conversation.

Daigh pieces torn maps and newsprint together into whimsical plant and animal collages. Yanez cleverly invites the viewer to consider the changing form of female breasts in her installation Chest Bored.  Cracks, folds, tears and wrinkles co-exist in a tactile banter between four artists all considering space, time, and personal history through recycled media.      Written by Heidi Martin Kuster

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The Guardian’s Top 10 Galleries in Nashville

Check out this article where GfG gets mentioned! 

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Visit GfG artists at the Todd Art Gallery!

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The Todd Art Gallery presents: The 2nd Nashville Art Gallery Expo
February 20–March 13, 2014
Opening Reception–Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Todd Hall, room 224A

Nashville’s influence on the Middle Tennessee region is untold, culturally, its artistic influence equally strong. The second gallery expo acknowledges that influence. More importantly, it recognizes a fine arts community ablaze in transition and accomplishment.

With that in mind, this expo incorporates non-traditional art spaces that have emerged over the last few years to become important contributors to the Nashville and Middle Tennessee art world. Those art spaces participating include Ground Floor Gallery and Seed Space. Far from being pushed aside Nashville’s traditional art gallery venues remain strong with Cumberland Gallery, the Arts Company, LeQuire Gallery, and Zeitgiest Art Gallery represented during the expo.

An opening reception is scheduled Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5-7 p.m.

The Todd Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. All exhibits, receptions, and lectures are free and open to the public. For questions, directions, or parking contact Eric V. Snyder at 615-898-5653 or email: eric.snyder@mtsu.edu.

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Above images: Ground Floor Gallery artists Mandy Brown and Heidi Martin Kuster

Nashville gallery contact information:

The Arts Company
215 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

Cumberland Gallery
4107 Hillsboro Cir
Nashville, TN 37215

Ground Floor Gallery
427 Chestnut Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

LeQuire Art Gallery
4304 Charlotte Ave,
Nashville, TN 37209

Seed Space
427 Chestnut Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Zeitgeist Art Gallery
516 Hagan Street #100
Nashville, TN 37203

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