Founder Janet Yanez, in upcoming group show at Gallery Bang Bang!

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Show: Dinner’s Ready

Location: Gallery Bang Bang

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinners-ready-tickets-72939135919

Dinner’s ready explores the traditionally feminine territory of the Dining Table. Displayed in the nontraditional exhibition space of a House Gallery, where blank walls feel more domestic among a working home, 5 female artist explore the role of the Dining Table in their own lives.

New Artist + GfG Updates

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Happy Fall! September was a great (but fast) month for us at GfG! We had an amazing show by Grace Claypool which featured her wood crafted sculptures. Thank you all for a great turnout to support Grace’s first show!

As we head into October we are happy to introduce two of our new artist joining us in the studio space, Jenna Kosowski and Sandra King! Sandra King is a grad of the Art Institute of Chicago and after some time away from the paint brush is jumping back into her practice here at GfG. Jenna Kosowski is a painter and dancer from the North East who is now residing here in Nashville. You can head over to her website to check out her work http://www.jennakosowski.com/ !

As we head into December we will be having an Open Studio and Gallery Show featuring all of our in house artist! Be sure to check that out December 7th from 4-7PM!

“Interrelate” by Grace Claypool Opens September 7th

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Join us for the exhibition, Interrelate, and artist’s reception for Grace Claypool Saturday, September 7th from 6-8pm.

Artist statement:

Women as a collective have an solid pack mentality that is possible because each individual is a multifaceted being.

These works are about women supporting each other. 

These sculptures are not objectifying, but are representing the feminine experience: the ebbing and flowing, the protective and protected. These pieces aim to unravel the idea of femininity and show a side of primal self preservation. 

This body of work is not about oppression but about support and the mutual relationship of women with each other.

Bio:

Grace Claypool is a Nashville based artist with a studio practice focused on sculpture and drawing. She is currently completing her BFA in studio art at Lipscomb University with BFA expected in 2019. She is also the co-curator of Open Gallery.

Terra Incognita Opens JUNE 8TH–not the 1st Saturday!

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A. Harding, “Stellar Diaspora,” mixed media, dimensions variable

E. Murphy, “Shapeshifter,” scratchboard drawing on panel, 14” x 11”

Ground Floor Gallery is setting aside tradition for the month of June by opening the SECOND Saturday, June 8th from 5-8pm, and NOT during the June Art Crawl.

Please join us in welcoming the artists, Andy Harding and Erin Murphy, and their collaboration:

Terra Incognita

New Work by Andy Harding & Erin Murphy

June 7 – 30, 2019:
Ground Floor Gallery + Studios
942 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210

Opening: Saturday, June 8th, 5 – 8 pm

Terra Incognita, or “unknown land,” is a term used in cartography to label regions that have not been mapped or documented. The phrase became popular during the Age of Exploration and served as an enticing call to action for explorers. In an updated context, Terra Incognita frames the pursuit Erin Murphy and Andy Harding have been laboring over in their individual art practices for many years. Looking to everything from cosmology to geology and surveying both the expansive and the minute, Murphy and Harding investigate the rich vein of imagery and concepts offered up by the natural world. However, they remain focused on a deeper interest in the larger questions of being: Why are we here? How did our world and all that is in it come to be? And how do we assuage our hunger for the infinite in a finite world?

In this exhibit, Murphy shows us familiar textures and surfaces of our surroundings, stitched into new, imaginative compositions and structures. Harding offers a meditation on a host of scientific themes, from the inner workings
of matter on a quantum scale to ecological and cosmic epochs. These themes influence his choice of material, form, and process–all of which echo the grand cycle of transformation evident in nature. The artists work in a variety of media including drawing, installation, sculpture, and collage. Whereas Murphy’s work has an imaginative undertone influenced by folklore and magical realism, Harding’s sculpture strikes tones of Eastern philosophy and mysticism. Both artists share an affinity for science fiction and fantasy that manifests itself in their work.

Read more info here

Fruit Punch GfG+S Group Show

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FRUIT PUNCH OPENS MAY 4th, 5-8pm

BOBBY BECKER, AMANDA JOY BROWN, MATT CHRISTY, REGINA DAVIDSON, KATE FAULKNER, GEORGANNA GREENE, ROMERUS GREER, CHRIS HARSCH,
KIM RENÉ, MEGAN WHITE, JANET DECKER YANEZ

Artists of Ground Floor Gallery + Studios serve up a medley of recent work in a group show, Fruit Punch, during the month of May. Fruit Punch is an open-theme exhibition of GfG+S’s multifaceted artists. Please join us for our Artists’ Reception and Open Studios on May 4 from 5-8 pm. Curated by Kate Faulkner

 

 

Patternscapes…opens in April!

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Appalachian Red, 46×48″, Acrylic on canvas

Patternscapes, a solo exhibition by one of GfG’s studio artists, Amanda Joy Brown, opens during the next art crawl, Saturday, April 6th, 6-8pm. Brown’s incorporation of line, texture and color, to interpret remembered environments, gives a fresh edge to the tradition of landscape painting. Patternscapes will be on view, by appointment, through April.

Bio
Amanda Joy Brown studied painting at Harding University and earned her MFA in the painting program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in several countries and is included in private and public collections internationally.

Statement
The focus on landscape in my painting practice developed from a desire to both be present in my surroundings as well as capturing experiences as I remember them. These landscape-based pieces honor the abstraction of memory, in the shorthand of shapes and textures, and emulate both the simplicity and complexity of memory. Studying the combinations of color and texture within a landscape, I work with a medium that lends a 3D element to the surfaces, creating a heightened range of visual resonance through dimensional line.

The Ridge, 30×32″, Acrylic on canvas