The Artist’s Alphabet Opens Dec. 18th 5:30-8pm

Clean and Cut

“Clean and Cut.” By David Willburn


Join us on Thursday for the opening reception of The Artist’s Alphabet, a juried art exhibition featuring work from artists David Willburn, KJ Schumacher, Charmaine Ortiz, Briena Harmening, Desire Hough, Kelly Jones, Brittany Vega, Jen Pappas, and Jeremy Jones.

Reception to take place from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, this Thursday December 18th. The show will remain on display through January 30th

Please come help us congratulate David Willburn for being given the honor of  ‘Best in Show!’

Special thanks to our juror Jodi Hays, who carefully selected amongst the work of many wonderful artists. Jodi summarizes her process with the following:

“In this juried exhibition I chose works from artists who seem to be following their own practice, with their own rules or “alphabet”, to quote painter Charlene Von Heyl. I generally sought multiple works per artist whose creating a context (even if a small one) for the artist’s works.

In terms of process, several artists use cutting or sewing (incised marks on a photograph, exact-o knife for masking tape, needles for thread) on a fairly conventional support (canvas, paper). But results are fresh and seemingly effects of an artist getting to know one’s own alphabet; abstract shapes taking on silhouette narratives (David Willburn), a 4×6 photograph (yeah, those real ones that we used to print) loaded with all it’s conventions of time and space masked with layers of colorful Martha Stewart­like tape (KJ Schumacher) and thin scratchy, barely visible lines recalling mapping and geography incised on printed photographs of an azure sky (Kelly Jones).

The juried show format at Ground Floor Gallery stands for such an important milestone in a working artists’ professional life, and I loved seeing the work. Thanks to everyone who submitted and for their commitment to their practice.”

­Jodi Hays November 2014

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Ground Floor Gallery + Studios – OPEN HOUSE


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Impulse: Playing House as a Blank Artist


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Impulse: Playing House as a Blank Artist
Opening and live performance Dec 6th
Ground Floor Gallery + Studios
942 4th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

Impulse is an audio, sculptural, and performance installation. A theater of things. Guests are invited to follow along with an audio tour, and circumnavigate a cellist, in order to re-learn objects. Our narrative/non-narrative explores ideas of identity, resonance, and the organism of objects.

Artistic collaborators: Ziona Riley, Austin Hoke, and Evelyn Walker

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Now at the Ground Floor Gallery:

A.I.R. ReFreshed, a traveling show collaboratively organized and hosted by Ground Floor Gallery and New York’s A.I.R. Gallery.

Stop by and see the show as part of Arts & Music @ Wedgewood Houston this Saturday from 6 to 9pm.

This exhibition will be on view until September 17th. Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 10:30-2pm.

Click here for more about A.I.R Gallery

Ann Schaumburger Yellow Ochre Roof Houses 2012 Flashe on wood 12” x 16” x 1”

Ann Schaumburger
Yellow Ochre Roof Houses
Flashe on wood
12” x 16” x 1”

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Rock, Paper, Plastic solo exhibition by Heidi Martin Kuster, Opens Tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 4th from 5-8pm

We hope to see you all there! Look for yellow door on left just past McCann Street. Street parking is available across 4th Avenue on Oak Street, alongside the Nashville City Cemetery, if our lot is full.  


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Rock, Paper, Plastic

Opens September 4th, 5-8p with a reception for solo artist, Heidi Martin Kuster. Please join us!



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Utopia: The Dream Continues this Saturday during AM @ WeHo and DT art crawl



See Utopia: Can it Stay Dream? before it’s gone…

August 2nd 7:30-10p

942 4th Ave South

Join us for some cheap wine, chocolate and Lucky Charms!

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