When: Fri., Nov. 9 2012
One of the prevalent themes in last week’s Nash-Up conference was the imagined need for self-censorship and how it can keep artists from truly engaging with their audience. If you want to get riled up, pissed off, or wax political over art, free wine and cheese, head to the Chestnut Square building — there are two exhibits of political and artistic candor that may be just what you need. At Threesquared, Austin Peay professor Barry Jones exhibits Texts, a multimedia series of texts that he’s projected onto building facades with incendiary results. At Seed Space next door, Sonya Clark presents her fiber-based explorations of race and identity. Our favorite is the five-dollar bill that Clark has threaded with sideburns and an Afro. Would Honest Abe have been a participant in the Black Power movement of the 1970s? We’d like to think so. Bring your opinions to the openings and engage with the art as well as its audience.