The ZieherSmith Gallery of New York is set to return to Nashville, Tennessee, next week to take part in a week-long exhibition as part of the second annual pop-up gallery in the Gulch on August 4-11.
“Breadbox” is the name of this year's pop-up, a collaboration between the number of well-known contemporary artists from Nashville, New York, San Francisco, London, and Cologne. Andrea & Scott Zieher, owners of the The ZieherSmith Gallery, will establish a temporary gallery on the ground floor of of ICON, 606 12 Ave. S., the exact same location where they set up last year.
There are a number of new additions for this year’s event, including an evening of film screenings from prominent local artist, and a panel discussion which will discuss the discovery of art outside of prominent galleries.
“Is it bigger than a breadbox?” was a question that was popularized on the game show “What's My Line” by Steve Allen, as well as the parlor TV show “20 Questions”. Given the last-minute nature of pop-up projects, this kind of ambiguous reference is a very apt proposal for the guesswork involved in the curator’s job - for this year's event, the Ziehers have asked artists to submit works that are no larger than a breadbox. Besides the main exhibit, there will also be a number of special solo projects featured at the exhibition.
More than 20 international artists will collaborate in a variety of 2D media projects. Some of the artists lined up for the event include Caroline Allison, Joshua Abelow, Katherine Bradford, Patrick DeGuira, Daniel Gordon, Will Fowler, Jason Brinkerhoff, Paul Housley, Carrie Moyer, Rachel Owens, Tucker Nichols, David Ostrowski, Ruby Sky Stiler, Alison Schulnik, Chuck Webster, and Tom Thayer.
The event will be open to with a reception to be held at 6 PM on August 4. The following day, at 5:15 PM, the much anticipated panel discussion will explore the discovery and collection of art found in unconventional spaces around Nashville. The discussion will be presented in conjunction with greater Nashville's Art And Business Council.
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