by Joe Nolan
Artists' Forum With Mark Hosford and Barry Jones
Where: The Frist
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24
Tonight’s Artists’ Forum lecture at the Frist is the first of two summer talks by a pair of Middle Tennessee artists who work in the visual language of animated film.
Barry Jones is an art professor at Austin Peay, and his art practice is also based in Clarksville. He’s one of the best examples of a new-media artist we have in the region, and his collages of sound and moving images — many of which he completed with longtime collaborator Kell Black — include elements that often come up missing in contemporary video art: eloquence, humor and dynamism.
Mark Hosford is a Vanderbilt professor whose his work is populated with ghost stories, fairy tales and personal narrative, and it’s no coincidence that his prints and animations connect to the illustrative traditions we associate with storytelling. Both presentations will resonate with the Frist’s current animation exhibition Watch Me Move.