NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rob Matthews’ “Everything is a Nail,” an exhibition featuring a collection of his work showcased in David Lusk Gallery Memphis, is on display now through Nov. 24 at David Lusk Gallery Nashville.
An opening reception will take place 5-8 p.m. Nov. 3.
These new paintings examine current upheaval with a longer historical view and considers conflict in Syria and other issues in the Middle East, the southern U.S.-Mexico border, Sub-Saharan and Saharan Africa.
Some works hint at strategy, wagering and blind luck while others focus on utopia and dystopia, observation and historical and biblical accounts. Bold patterns, bright primary colors, geometric structures and linear frames embrace formal art history techniques and nod to art history greats such as Mondrian and Gorky.
Matthews lives and works in Nashville. He received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and his BFA in painting from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is a two-time award winner of the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Fellowship award and won the Pew Fellowship in the Arts award in 2009. His work is frequently exhibited in New York, Philadelphia and Nashville and is in the Collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of the Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the de Young Museum.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, contact Amelia Briggs at 615-780-9990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Lusk Gallery is located at 516 Hagan Street in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.
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