Opening reception: October 10th
On view Monday-Thursday-Friday: October 13th
thru November 10th
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One year ago I curated a series of sixteen back-to-back solo exhibitions featuring Memphis artists of local and international renown. I had originally drafted a list that would have extended the succession of solo exhibitions indefinitely; so, I made a compromise. I would follow-up the series of solo shows, which was titled Circuitous Succession, with a group exhibition that would be on view for one month rather than one week per show. I revisited my list and was glad to have the privilege of extending invitations to many more of the artists with whom I wish to work. Rest assured, all sixteen original participants are included in this production. I am a cross section for every artist in the show to various degrees. Many of the artists call Memphis home, but some hail out of Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. I could fill pages with my thoughts regarding this exhibition, and have, but I would rather let the art do the talking.
To me an artwork is an ambassador or extension of the artist who made it, and therefore it speaks for the artist. So, Circuitous Succession: Epilogue with its 57 works should be a rattle of conversation between art objects of numerous diverse media—charged with the experienced of the 44 artists involved in allowing me to work with their work within a space that bares its own worn complexion of memories. Thank you to all the artists and thank you to all who let curiosity get the better of you and come to see the results of combining so many visions under one roof. A special thanks to the Scottish Rite for hosting this, the second exhibition I have mounted within one of the most unique spaces in Memphis, TN.