Works by Tim Crowder, Don Estes, Derrick Meads on display at David Lusk Gallery Nashville

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david_lusk_gallery NASHVILLE, Tenn. – David Lusk Gallery Nashville presents three solo shows of mixed media artists Tim Crowder, Don Estes and artist Derrick Meads, bringing work to the space that is energetic and thought-provoking on display Jan. 3-27, 2018.

The opening reception is 5-8 p.m. Jan. 6 with a “Conversation with the Artists” event occurring 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6.

“Making Friends” is similar to Crowder’s previous shows and abides by no rules, illustrating the artist’s imagination and wit. Layers of irony and whimsy reveal the artist’s trademark dualism that is both cynical and imaginative, inviting viewers into a world of humorous complexity. Crowder lives and works in Memphis. His work is included in collections such as the Arkansas Arts Center, Mobile Museum of Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, AutoZone and JP Morgan Chase. He is a recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Grant, among others.

As an abstract painter, Don Estes interprets horizon lines and landscapes into mixed media works on panel. “Postcards” explores the atmosphere and structure Estes uses to maintain his signature horizontal structure that reveals overlapping sections to create a subtle complexity. Estes received his BFA and MFA from the University of Memphis. He also has dealers in New York and Boston. His work is in public collections including Duncan Williams Inc., Iberia Bank and Deloitte.

“May I Have Nothing” features small blocks of rich, glossy cherry wood coated with a matte white finish and carved text. From edge to edge, Meads covers the front surface with tiny blessings. The taught and compact angular inscriptions intensely involve the viewer. Meads received his BFA from Grand Valley State University and MFA from Cornell University. In addition to showing throughout Kentucky and along the East Coast, he presented his carved wood blocks in “Price is Right” in Memphis and Nashville. He is the director of external relations and communications at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10-5:30 and Saturday from 11-4. For more information or visuals please contact Amelia Briggs at 615.780.9990 or 615 hagan. - Nashville -615.780.9990 - Postcards references the inspiration Estes finds in rural areas in Tennessee and other areas of the MidSouth.