Cheekwood To Open Pop-Up Gallery Feat. Work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres on Oct. 5

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This fall's already shaping up to be the most exciting season ever for contemporary art in Nashville, and the lineup just keeps improving: Cheekwood is supplementing this fall's world-class exhibit More Love with a pop-up gallery in Wedgewood-Houston that will display work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres alongside video artists, installation artists, and interactive projects. Art from Hadassa Goldvicty & Anat Vovnoboy, Chris Barr, Mona Hatoum, Gregory Sale and Julianne Swartz will join the Gonzalez-Torres works in the space adjacent to Zeitgeist Gallery on Hagan Street for the month of October.

Read Cheekwood's full press release about the pop-up below.


NASHVILLE, TN. — Cheekwood will join Nashville’s burgeoning arts district in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood with a Pop-Up Gallery during Artober Nashville, a month-long celebration of arts and culture in the city.

The special off-site gallery will feature a selection of contemporary art from Cheekwood’s ground breaking fall exhibition entitled More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing since the 1990s, organized by independent curator Claire Schneider for the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Pop-Up Gallery will feature seven artists included in More Love exploring human connection and individuality in the age of Facebook friends and Skype calls.

The Pop-Up Gallery, presented by Pinnacle Bank, will open on October 5 from 5:30—9:30 pm during the city’s monthly First Saturday Art Crawl. The exhibition will be presented at 516 Hagan Street, #102, a temporary space adjacent to Zeitgeist Gallery.

“We’re proud to be participating in Artober with a Pop-Up Gallery for a second year, following an overwhelmingly positive experience in 2012,” said Jochen Wierich, Curator of Art, at Cheekwood. “Not only is this a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase the More Love exhibition outside of the Cheekwood estate, it’s a chance for us to demonstrate our support for community arts during Artober. We’re thrilled to play an active role in Nashville’s thriving art scene.”

The Pop-Up Gallery will include works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, considered the Andy Warhol of his generation and one of the most important artists working today. This temporary exhibition will also feature work from preeminent video artists Hadassa Goldvicty & Anat Vovnoboy; video and installation artist Mona Hatoum; interactive artist Chris Barr and sculpture and installation artist Julianne Swartz.

There will be a special project by socially engaged multidisciplinary artist Gregory Sale. Sale will visit Nashville in September to begin work with community groups on Love for Love, a new iteration of his Love Buttons series. This artwork engages the voices of those less often heard — that is, voices of individuals who are more often on the receiving end of a community’s generosity and social programs, at the food bank, at the homeless shelter, in prison, or in an English-as-a-second-language class. Sale and his local collaborators will organize a community wall drawing for the Pop Up Gallery that invites gallery viewers to contribute short love poems and evocative bits of language about love.

Following its opening, the More Love Pop-Up Gallery will remain on view through November 2 with opening hours every Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 pm and other hours by appointment. To make an appointment outside of opening hours please email popupgallery@cheekwood.org. The gallery will also open for the November Art Crawl on November 2.

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