Name That Show!

Illustrations by Chad Malone

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June 2, 2016

The Framemaker proudly presents work by Graphic Designer and Illustrator Chad Malone. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on May 5, 2016. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of May during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Chad Malone is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator who works primarily with digital illustration living in Nashville, Tenn. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Austin Peay State University in 2013. Malone is best known for his work with 20th Century Fox’s hit sitcom Arrested Development. In the same vein as his winning illustration for the cover of the sitcom’s fourth season, his exhibit Name That Show! features illustrations of characters from various television genres. Malone states, “Showing the smallest amount of identifiable features from each character’s appearance is what made my design for Arrested Development so attractive.  Minimally representing a persona by expressing quirks and mannerisms through just enough detail is the theme of my show.  I’ve chosen to pay tribute to my favorite T.V. addictions and am excited to see how many viewers can correctly guess the television show each piece represents.” For more information about the artist, visit his website at www.chadmalone.artapsu.com

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Mosaic

photography by David W. Jones

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April 7, 2016

The Framemaker proudly presents photography by David W. Jones. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on April 7, 2016. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of April during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

David Jones received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. He pursued further education in Graphic Design and Photography at The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design in Washington, D.C. Jones worked in a high-end black and white photography studio in Los Angeles. This exhibit features black and white photography from the 1990s, along with his contemporary digital photographs.

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Amy Dean…The Illuminating Past

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The Framemaker proudly announces the opening of artist Amy Dean’s exhibit: “The Illuminating Past.” This opening reception is part of the February’s First Thursday Art Walk.

Amy Dean is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Austin Peay State University. According to the artist, “I am making work that responds to earlier, historically important artwork. By studying and conversing with these artists, I find my own work is brought to life.”

Dean continues, “Religiously charged images from the 15th century have much to say to a contemporary viewer. In this show I am quoting these historical images and also arguing with them. The casualness of the figures witnessing the horror of the tormented is quite striking to me. In this critique, I am exposing them, turning them inside out and allowing their story to mingle with mine. As it unfolds, the result is always a surprise to me. “

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Jade: Photography by Sarah Lavender

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January, 7 2016

The Framemaker proudly presents photography by Sarah Lavender. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on January 7, 2016. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of January during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Sarah Lavender is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography at Austin Peay State University. The artist states that she feels a profound connection with traditional black-and-white photography.

The exhibit, entitled “Jade,” is a photographic study of her daughter over the span of her early development. Lavender states, “Children possess an innate ability to be very genuine with their emotions and their movements.”

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Greg Sand explores . . .

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The Framemaker proudly presents an exhibit by artist and photographer Greg Sand. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on December 3, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of December during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Greg Sand is an artist and photographer who explores the issues of existence, time and death. He works primarily with digital photography to produce work that addresses the nature of photography and its role in defining reality. Sand earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Austin Peay State University in 2008. He has won the acclaim of both jurors and audiences, winning numerous awards and honors. In 2009, Sand was selected by critic Catherine Edelman and the Griffin Museum of Photography as one of “the most exciting new artists emerging in the world of photography.” Sand currently produces work in Clarksville, Tenn. He is represented by the Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, Tenn., and exhibits across the United States.

About Viewfinder
Viewfinder explores photography’s role in the search for identity. Minor White said that “all photographs are self-portraits,” and “each photograph was a mirror of myself.” A photographer sometimes hides behind the camera, the lens becoming his or her face. If you want to see that person, you must look at his or her photographs.

The themes of time and mortality are also present in Viewfinder: the identities of the subjects have been forgotten and only their photos remain. As Susan Sontag said, “All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” These words are especially relevant to today’s instantly and continuously photographed world.

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Quiet Wonder: Paintings by Patricia Halbec

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November 5

Dr. Patricia Halbeck is a musician, artist, and writer. She has been known to sculpt, carve and utilize any manner of material that seems useful to express her view of beauty and joy. Her artwork has been included in regional juried exhibitions, as well as in private collections around the U.S. She teaches at Austin Peay State University in the Department of Music and finds as much joy in the developing the success of her students as she does in her own artistic endeavors.

Artist Statement
There is an exquisite beauty in things familiar. The curving road where I walk regularly, the mist over a blue-hazed meadow, the city skyline where I travel to meet with friends; these are images that I see often.

Despite the commonplace nature of these sights, they never cease to evoke a sense of wonder in me. The shapes of trees and shadows, the play of light on the water, the changing seasons are inspiration no matter how frequently I encounter the same landscape.

In these paintings, I wanted to capture familiar simplicity as well as a sense of awe in the quiet beauty present in my ordinary days. Unobtrusive brushwork and simplified shapes carry a feeling of serenity and lyricism. Stories–not completely told–arouse curiosity. Where does the curving road lead? What is the child dreaming about as her hand gently touches the surface of the water? I hope these paintings will give you a moment of the same gentle wonder that I experience each day.

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Prints by Jana Gilbert

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October 1

The Framemaker proudly presents prints by artist and graphic designer Jana Gilbert. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on October 1, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of October during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).


Jana Gilbert lives in Clarksville, Tenn., and works as a graphic designer in Russellville, Ky. Gilbert received a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications from Austin Peay State University. She has exhibited her prints in galleries such as the Turnip Green Gallery and the Arcade in Nashville, Tenn. One of Gilbert’s prints for the Mail Art Show was put into the Special Collections and University Archives in Vanderbilt University’s Library.

Gilbert states, “This body of work perpetuates the idea of living between the lines. In a world fixated on right or wrong, good or evil, black or white, I chose to focus on the grey area. She continues, “I found this body of work inside me; living among unspoken thoughts or ideas that never came to fruition, where no right or wrong was present. In this place I was unable to see things clearly from a black-and-white standpoint. Using these loose and ever-changing ideas, juxtaposed with the hard contours of solid, unwavering geometric shapes, I was able to create a story line for what I call, “The fall into the grey.”

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Circadian Rhythm: Printmaking by

 Cynthia Beer (C. Suko)

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September 3, 2015

The Framemaker proudly presents work by artist Cynthia Beer (C. SUKO). This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on September 3, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of September during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.


Cynthia Beer (C. SUKO) is a printmaker and book maker based in Clarksville, Tenn. She graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her silkscreen work celebrates repetition of the circle as a universally recognized symbol. Beer continues to show her printmaking and book making work in solo and group exhibitions both locally and nationally. She is also an international distributor of small, handwritten, handmade books that she calls “art drops.”

Beer states, “Being raised with both Eastern and Western cultural influences due to my mixed ethnicity has given me a unique perspective. I have an infatuation with industry and diversity. I am becoming a traveler and a gatherer of knowledge. As an artist, I celebrate the circle as a unifying symbol of life in both the vastness of the cosmos and more personal forms. A tiny dot that illustrates such circular cycles is the circadian rhythm, or 24-­hour internal body clock, which responds to basic light and darkness. This rhythm causes mental and behavioral fluctuations throughout one full day; however, each person varies in his or her individual reaction. My prints honor uniting philosophies in the form of circles and repetition.”

For more information about the artist, visit her website at www.csuko.com.

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Golden Lights: New Work

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Paul Collins

 

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August 6


The Framemaker proudly presents Golden Lights: New Work by Paul Collins. The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on August 6, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at The Framemaker throughout the month of August during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).


Paul Collins is an Associate Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University. He creates paintings, drawings and sculpture that combine humor, tactility and observation to examine the world. Collins earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University and has been an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Vermont Studio Center. His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Art Voices, Fresh Paint Magazine and has been exhibited across the United States. Paul Collins is represented by Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville.


According to Collins, “This exhibit examines the construction of natural beauty under the scouring light of ecological armageddon. My work pits the imagery of the inspired-but-needy naturalist with the indifferent gaze of nature itself. These works utilize layering, intense chroma and gesture to bring discrete realities into conversation. In doing so, these works act as ‘flytraps’ for the contradictions that embody the ambivalence of our place in the natural world.”


 

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Collaborative Images

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Billy Renkl and Greg Sand

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July 2, 2015

The Framemaker proudly presents new collaborative work by artists Billy Renkl and Greg Sand. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on July 2, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of July during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.


Billy Renkl currently teaches drawing and illustration at Austin Peay State University (APSU) in Clarksville, Tenn. He attended Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications and the University of South Carolina, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing. Renkl alters old, retired, images and documents to create meaning and metaphor in their peculiar beauty and often accidental aesthetic. Renkl states, “In images, diagrams, and maps, the world is represented as both sensible and miraculous, systematic and astonishing. These images were originally made to be clear and objective, a rational distillation of a mechanical world. Instead and in addition, though, they are made rich in beauty and poetry.”

Renkl’s work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions, including solo shows at The Cumberland Gallery (Nashville, Tenn.), Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts (New Orleans, La.), Vanderbilt University, The University of Kentucky, The Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Galerie Neue Raume (Berlin, Germany). His work can be found in several permanent collections, including The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kiwanis Club International, The Tennessee State Museum, and The College of Notre Dame, Baltimore. In addition to gallery exhibitions, Renkl has worked with many clients on illustration assignments, including SouthWest Airlines, How Magazine, Vanderbilt University, Klutz Inc., Strategy & Business, The River Styx, Poems and Plays, and Rigby Publishing.

Greg Sand is an artist and photographer who explores the issues of existence, time and death. He works primarily with digital photography to produce art that addresses the nature of photography and its role in defining reality. Sand received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from APSU in 2008. He has captured acclaim from both jurors and audiences, winning numerous awards and honors. In 2009, Sand was selected by critic Catherine Edelman and the Griffin Museum of Photography as one of “the most exciting new artists emerging in the world of photography.” Sand currently produces work in Clarksville, Tenn., and exhibits across the United States.

On working together, Renkl and Sand state, “In our culture, the practice of making art is often an exclusively self-referential activity. The popular model is for the artist to disappear into his or her attic of anguish, emerging eventually with a personal, insular, self-referential triumph. Or, often, not. Collaboration favors regard over self-regard, conversation over solitude, empathy over self-expression. It is, really, a relief to have a voice outside of oneself to ratify what is effective and clarify what is not. Though both of us primarily work with found imagery, the way we use it is quite different. One of us emphasizes accrual, for instance; the other often employs subtraction. Even so, working together has been surprisingly easy, calling to mind the old adage, ‘Many hands make light work.'”


 

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