New museum exhibit to capture Memphis' energy | Arts & Culture
A new exhibit is coming to Memphis that captures the energy and diversity of the city's contemporary art scene from 2001 to the present.
In February "Present Tense: The Art of Memphis" at The Dixon will feature more than 100 works by more than eighty Memphis-area artists selected by guest curator John Weeden.
Present Tense reveals the spark of creativity that makes Memphis such a vibrant and fascinating place to visit and to live.
Outdoor sculpture, video and installation pieces, photography, oil on canvas and a range of sculptural and three-dimensional works from established artists such as Nancy Cheairs, Hamlett Dobbins, Pinkney Herbert, Greely Myatt, Dolph Smith, and NJ Woods, as well as next generation of notable newcomers will all be on display in one place.
The exhibition will fill the galleries, residence, and gardens with outstanding examples of varied contemporary art practices found in our city since the turn of the millennium. The works in Present Tense mark the seminal events in the artistic renaissance that has taken place in Memphis over the past decade.
A special opening event will take place Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m.