Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Delta Axis for February

Delta Axis, the edgy visual arts nonprofit, has a great lineup for February. It's all good -- film lovers note especially the Indie Memphis Micro Cinema Club presentation Feb. 14.

Saturday, February 3, 6-8 p.m.

Opening reception for
Mary Ellen Carroll
Power House, 45 G.E. Patterson (between Main & Front Streets)
Exhibition dates: February 3 – March 31, 2007
Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 12-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m.
Carroll’s new body of work makes use of the city of Memphis not only as a physical original but also a cultural, social-political and economic original as well – a site of authenticity. All of the works in the exhibition have the subject of impersonation as their conceptual and philosophical basis. Included in the exhibition will be ME LIKE BLACK, two neon signs that are inverted mistakes that reference the 1960s book Black Like Me by white journalist John Howard Griffin, a civil-rights activist and friend of Dr. King who disguised himself as a black man and chronicled the experience. Four new silkscreen paintings produced with Brand X Editions will be shown from Carroll’s One Star Press series You and Me is based on the difference between how we see ourselves and how we are seen by others. During the week before the exhibition’s opening, the performance Whatever It Takes, an impersonation of the escaped Haley, the female polar bear that FedEx relocated from Chicago to the Memphis Zoo, will take place at the Power House. On the opening night Carroll will become the subject and object of the artwork during a special performance.

Thursday, February 8, 6 p.m.
Artist Studio Visit
Jay Etkin
409 South Main Street
Free for Delta Axis members, $5 for non-members
Jay Etkin was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Brooklyn College and apprenticed with American Realist painter Philip Pearlstein. Etkin has been exhibiting work since 1971 and is currently represented by Galerie Petra Spuijbroek in The Netherlands. His work is in private and public collections all over the world. Jay Etkin Gallery is currently in its 18th year in Memphis. The artist maintains studios at 409 South Main St. in Memphis, TN and in Santa Fe, NM.

Friday, February 9, 6-9 p.m.
Opening reception for
Southern Graphics Council Traveling Exhibition
Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts
639 Marshall Avenue
Exhibition dates: February 9 – March 17, 2007
Gallery hours: Saturday 1-5 p.m. or by appointment
The Southern Graphics Council is the largest print organization in North America; the organization fosters dialogue about prints and print education. The Southern Graphics Council Traveling Exhibition is comprised of 34 prints by 25 members of the Southern Graphics Council. These prints represent a wide variety of printmaking processes and approaches as well as diverse imagery and content.

Wednesday, February 14, 7:30 p.m.
Indie Memphis Micro Cinema Club #26
Power House, 45 G.E. Patterson (between Main & Front Streets)
Free Admission, Donations Recommended
Selections from the 2006 Rural Route Film Festival
The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with rural people and places. The festival, which showcases rural themes in an urban environment, features award-winning narrative, documentary, and experimental films as well as music videos. Based in New York City, the most urban of environments, the festival brings an alternative to the box office action flick so often set in New York or Los Angeles. We give city folks a chance to see what’s going on in the rest of the world, and bring a sense of home to country folk that have relocated to the city. We are also programming more and more international work, including films in this year’s festival from England, Siberia, Canada, Portugal, India, and Germany.

Support Delta Axis – become a member!
Members receive free admission to our monthly Artist Studio Visit, a free ticket to a screening at the 10th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival in 2007, and invitations to special parties and events. Membership is $50 for individuals and $75 for couples. For more information call 901.494.6543 or email info@deltaaxis.org.

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