Art professor Martin part of Nashville exhibition

February 25th, 2013 Comments Off on Art professor Martin part of Nashville exhibition

Gregory Martin

Gregory Martin, assistant professor in the Department of Art, has several paintings in the exhibition, Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Posers, that runs from February 23 – March 9 at Threesquared Gallery in Nashville, Tenn.

In Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Posers, artist and guest curator Mary Addison Hackett brings together six painters from across the country whose use of deceptively simple subject matter reveals itself to be more complex than it first appears. Her relationship to each of these painters is based on a dialogue of shared sensibilities and a respect for the process of painting and depth that each artist brings to the table.

The exhibition features the work of Cole Case (Los Angeles, Calif.), Mary Addison Hackett (Nashville, Tenn.), Carla Knopp (Indianapolis, Ind.), Steven LaRose (Talent, Ore.), Nomi Lubin (New Haven, Conn.) and Gregory Martin (Starkville).

Martin is a California native whose work explores the relationship between human ideals and practice. Citing growth and decay, the illusion of depth and flatness, the “truth” of photography along with the “fiction” of painting, Martin’s landscapes become contemplative spaces in which to experience dualities and polarities within human nature, the natural world and the practice of painting.
Martin studied visual art at CSU Long Beach and Claremont Graduate University where he received his MFA in Painting in 2002. Solo and group exhibitions include the Museum of Art & History, (Lancaster, Calif.); Electric Lodge, (Venice, Calif.); George Billis Gallery, (Culver City, Calif.); Ruth Bachofner Gallery, (Santa Monica, Calif.), and most recently, McComas Gallery at Mississippi State University, where he is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Art.

Located in the historic Chestnut Square Building, threesquared is a contemporary art space dedicated to showcasing work that exemplifies conceptual and aesthetic expertise. The aim is to create a forum for discussion and foster a greater sense of artistic community in Nashville. threesquared was founded by Dane Carder, whose studio space currently houses the gallery. Sara Estes is the gallery director and curator. Aside from opening parties, the gallery is open by appointment. For more information, visit threesquaredgallery.com.

Read the online post about the exhibit by Laura Hutson with Nashville Scene.  (A more extensive post was published in the print edition.)

Check out the video about the exhibit!

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