Bill Brimm at Home

When: Sat., Oct. 30, Sat., Nov. 6 and Sun., Nov. 7 2010

Historically, models have been used to develop draftsmanship skills and familiarize artists with the human body. Anyone who’s ever taken a drawing class can account for the ingenuity of those wooden figurines with hinged joints — they can be contorted to hold any number of poses with surprising accuracy. The posed forms teach artists about how the body works. Bill Brimm turns that idea against itself, using the wooden models not to represent the human form, but to replace it. His sculptures include wooden dolls interacting with each other and with other highly symbolic forms, such as a crucifix, an American flag or a hangman’s noose. What results is a sea of symbolism that begs for reflection. He welcomes visitors to view his work out of his home in East Nashville.

Laura Hutson

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