Starting off the 2018 exhibition year, Cumberland Gallery is excited to present two artists who have developed a unique voice within their photography and mixed media work. Departing from opposite vantage points, both artists manage to simplify and elevate our built/natural environment through a refined aesthetic centralized around the intuitive manipulation of materials and their reminiscences. Intuition & Memory opens with a reception on January 13th, which will be attended by John Fraser, and runs through February 24th, 2018.
For the last feature show of the year, Cumberland Gallery invited six artists who have been important educators in the arts while maintaining successful and independent careers as practicing artists. Cheryl Goldsleger, Marcia Goldenstein, Leonard Koscianski, David Kroll, David Lefkowitz and Terry Thacker will each present new work or pieces from signature series. The majority of participating artists have direct ties to art education in the South in the capacity of active or former faculty members.
This show has been one of Cumberland Gallery’s longstanding traditions since the early 90’s and features an eclectic selection of work from established and emerging artists. From November 11th through December 23rd, we exhibit in our upstairs gallery a variety of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, book art and prints. Small Packages runs simultaneously with The Professors in the lower galleries, a group show with six artists who have been important educators while maintaining successful and independent careers as practicing artists. Both shows will open with a reception on Saturday November 11th (6-8PM).
Since its inception in 1980, Cumberland Gallery has shown and handled the work of California artist Bob Nugent. For his seventh solo show here (excluding numerous group exhibits), Nugent presents a diverse breadth of new paintings and works on paper and veneer. Ecos de Inhotim is a continuation of the artist’s impressions of Brazil and the Amazon River Basin, an ecosystem which he has explored through mixed media for over thirty years.
To close the summer season Cumberland Gallery presents New Arrivals, a group show featuring recent works by the following artists: Meg Aubrey, Barry Buxkamper, Mark Eanes, Jeri Eisenberg, Bob Durham, Warren Greene, Johan Hagaman, Farrar Hood Cusomato, Bill Killebrew, Joanne Mattera, Marilyn Murphy, Heather Patterson, and Caroline Waite.
Cumberland Gallery will kick off the summer with Transcending the Medium, the first of two group exhibitions this season. From July 15th through August 12th, the focus is on six artists who have overcome the challenge of working with different types of mediums using their idiosyncratic vocabulary and signature style. Brad Durham, Kurt Kemp, Bob Nugent, Andrew Saftel, Marko Spalatin and Andrew Winn, each present one large unique piece alongside a grouping of smaller works on paper, i.e. a portfolio of prints, a series of drawings or a book of etchings. While showcasing the contrast in size, technique and material, the work remains continuous, instantly recognizable and fundamental to the artist’s oeuvre.
We are proud to present the work of James Lavadour in his fifth solo exhibit at Cumberland Gallery. This self-taught Native American painter from Oregon is one of the most sought-after and respected contemporary artists in the Northwest. This show is in conjunction with the Crystal Bridges Museum’s State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now exhibit at the Frist Center of the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN, highlighting 100 of the most important artists working in the country today. This traveling exhibit which includes a Lavadour from the Crystal Bridges collection will be on display at the Frist from May 26th to September 10th. James Lavadour’s Recent Findings will open here with an evening reception on Saturday, May 20th. The work will occupy both galleries with new works on paper and panels, including a 90” x 102” nine-panel painting on the main wall of the lower gallery.
As the end of spring approaches we ask you to “mind the gap” at Cumberland Gallery. For two weeks we will briefly depart from our regular exhibition schedule to showcase a selection of black & white works on paper including drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, and more. View an array of art that addresses the fundamentals of value, space, and mark making, while transcending the necessity of color. Artists include Don Early, Jesse Shaw, Doug Schatz, Kell Black, Cheryl Goldsleger, Peter Milton, Don Gilbert, and more.
Cumberland Gallery presents the work of two distinct multimedia artists in separate solo shows. In Acid Rain Max Shuster presents his photographed assemblages which have formally overcome the restrictions of the camera and engage viewers in a relevant critical discussion. Sherry Karver’s Thoughts Left Visible reflects on individuals experiencing life in a “sea of sameness”. She combines various materials withoriginal photographs taken in high foot-traffic areas.
For her second solo show at Cumberland Gallery, Lori Field presents an array of delicately painted “miniature portraits,” silverpoint drawings, and “wearable sculptures” which she casts in various metals. Titled Small Saints and Silver Linings, this exhibit breaks down her art making process into small individual portraits while showcasing her fantastical narratives, ambiguous characters, and detailed compositions across multiple disciplines. New Hampshire artist Carol Gove presents recent work to Nashville in her first solo show at Cumberland Gallery, Shared Differences. As an abstract expressionist, Gove combines a fluidity and opacity of acrylic paint, collage, and personal memorabilia such as old letters, sheet music, and sewing patterns.
Cumberland Gallery celebrates the holiday season with Local Fare, a group exhibition and community event featuring our unique roster of artists and invited artists from the greater Nashville area. Showcasing talent in a wide range of media, this collection reflects the homegrown talent within our thriving art community. Through this exhibit and event, we are supporting The Nashville Food Project, a nonprofit whose mission is to grow, prepare, and distribute food to those in need.
The reinvention and incorporation of used objects and everyday materials is a common thread that runs through Tom Pfannerstill’s carved wooden objects and Gavin Zeigler’s mixed media work. Cumberland Gallery proudly presents new work by these two nationally established artists in two separate solo shows: Tom Pfannerstill’s Trash Talk meets Gavin Zeigler’s Dichotomy of the Paper Trail...
This exhibition delves into the exchange of artistic influence within familial relationships. Father-daughter pair Angelina and Dan Gualdoni showcase their recent individual explorations, while husband and wife duo Tom Judd and Kiki Gaffney reveal new paintings and collage work. Visual and conceptual relationships within the work may be subtle, inviting viewers to carefully consider abstracted forms, mark-making, as well as juxtapositions of natural and interior patterns and palettes...
Cumberland Gallery ends the summer season with its third rotation show titled ‘Storytellers.’ This exhibit features work that carries a strong narrative component, including new works by Meg Aubrey, Barry Buxkamper, Jeff Danley, Bob Durham, Ray Kleinlein, Jim Phalen, Marilyn Murphy, Ron Porter and Caroline Waite.
For our second summer rotation, Cumberland Gallery focuses in on the variety and function of the medium. During the July show, viewership will be challenged and charged by art that speaks to both the visual and tactile sensibility. Take a close look at concentrated surfaces within the work of Andy Saftel, Suzanne Stryk, Gavin Zeigler, Robert Treat, Raphaëlle Goethals, Cheryl Goldsleger, Amanda Joy Brown, Warren Greene, Lynda Benglis, Gerda Gruber, Johan Hagaman, and Jim Gibson. Unexpected Surfaces offers sensory fuel for thought while celebrating the mystery of materiality.
Cumberland Gallery is kicking off the season with Photography + Iterations, the first of three summer group shows. This exhibition offers an arrangement of visual ideas that explore ways in which photography and fine art merge. View a selection of digital and nondigital photography and mixed media works by Jack Spencer, Kristina Varaksina, Max Shuster, Susan Bryant, Jenny Gummersall, Greg Sand, Leonard Stokes, Red Grooms, Ben Dallas, Jeri Eisenberg, Billy Renkl, and Tom Judd.
For the first time in 10 years, Cumberland Gallery presents Artists Select. This exhibit brings together eleven CG artists and eleven new artists they have recommended. We have created a space for distinguished, well-established artists on our roster to reach out and include other professionals with whom they share respect and artistic experience. Cumberland artists in this multidisciplinary exhibition include Bob Nugent, Cheryl Goldsleger, Dan Gualdoni, Fred Stonehouse, James Lavadour, John Fraser, John Henry, Leonard Koscianski, Lori Field, Marilyn Murphy and Tom Pfannerstill. Recommended artists include Mark Eanes, Joanne Mattera, Tom Reed, Michael Noland, Nell Warren, Steuart Pittman, Bryan Rasmussen, Marcia Goldenstein, Hannah von Goeler, Michael Kempson, and Caroline Waite.
Painter and printmaker Brad Durham will be exhibiting new works for his second solo show at Cumberland Gallery, titled How the Land Talks. This new series of paintings explores his signature ethereal landscape while incorporating a subtle atmospheric palette. For his sixth show at Cumberland Gallery, Billy Renkl presents 40 works on paper that were inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Renkl’s creations produce conversation rather than illustration in response to Thoreau’s musings on nature and humanity...
Cumberland Gallery presents ‘Introductions’, focusing on five established artists who have each developed a unique language: Jean Wetta, Ben Dallas, Heather Patterson, Gavin Zeigler, and Doug Schatz. Although these artists are known on a national scale, they will introduce new work to Nashville in this exciting group show...