NASHVILLE, TN – May 30, 2019 – Artist Beth Foley returns to David Lusk Gallery Nashville for her second solo show “American Diversity: Homage to Grant Wood” on display now through June 29.
An artist reception is slated for 5-8 p.m. June 1 at David Lusk Gallery Nashville.
Known for her realist style, Foley paints an assortment of paired characters who modernize Grant Wood’s American Gothic.
Foley’s paintings have long referenced art history greats, particularly Wood. Her works look as though they were painted from photographs, and Foley acknowledges that she does work from old photos, as well as images culled from the internet. She also hires models and takes her own photos.
The subjects in Foley’s most recent body of work American Diversity range from people she stopped on the street to photograph to friends she asked to pose. “Jewish American Gothic” pays tribute to her ancestors while “Muslim American Gothic” livens up Wood’s painting, satirizing the original tongue-in-cheek painting.
Foley lives and works in Nashville, where she has lived with her family since 1998. After graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, she moved to San Francisco where she exhibited with Joseph Chowning Gallery. She lived in New York for three years before moving to Nashville. She has shown at multiple galleries in Nashville, including David Lusk Gallery and Zeitgeist Gallery, and at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. In 2016, she was awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.
For more information, visit www.davidluskgallery.com.
David Lusk Gallery is located at 516 Hagan Street in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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