Friday, January 04, 2008

Delta Axis: short films and art in January

Good stuff this month from Delta Axis:

Wednesday, January 9

Indie Memphis Micro Cinema Club #36
7:30 p.m.

Power House, 45 G.E. Patterson, between Main & Front Streets

Admission is free, donations are recommended

IMMCC is pleased to present The Best of the 33rd Northwest Film & Video Festival.

The Best of the 33rd Northwest Film and Video Festival touring program presents a carefully selected cross-section of the state of film making in the Northwest. These films – all chosen as official selections by Festival Judge, Stephen Seid, Video Curator at the Pacific Film Archives – screened at the Festival in Portland Oregon. The Northwest Film Center presents this showcase in an effort to bring the filmmakers wider exposure and to offer this independent regional work to venues large and small.

Friday, January 11

Grier Edmundson | North / South

Opening reception 6-8 p.m. with the artist to give a lecture at 7 p.m.

Power House Memphis, 45 GE Patterson (between Main & Front Streets)

Exhibition Dates: January 11 – March 8, 2008

Gallery Hours:

Thursday-Saturday, 1:00 – 6:00

Sunday, 1:00 – 6:00

Power House Memphis is pleased to present its first exhibition for 2008 with

North / South a solo exhibition by Grier Edmundson for Fall | 2008

Native Memphian Grier Edmundson's paintings evolved after returning to Memphis in 2003, having been away for six years. Reacting to his shifted perspective, the paintings he made in the two years following his return reflect his attempt to create a southern identity through a composite of ideals and images. Influenced by the writing of Flannery O’Conner, Jorge Louis Borges and William Faulkner, these intimate paintings are a collection of moments that simultaneously dwell on the subtle beauty of the south and examine its flaws and injustices.

Writer and curator Francis McKee has called The Glasgow School of Art's critically acclaimed MFA program, where Grier recently completed his degree, "a mental free state or republic of ideas". Glasgow, like Berlin, is a production city. A magnet for creative practitioners from around the world, it has that critical density of artists which enables a genuinely layered and diverse community to evolve. The vibrant artist-led culture is now complemented by a rapidly growing commercial gallery sector, which has emerged from these grassroots spaces.

While continuing his interest in the complicated history of the American South, Grier has used the distance and experiences of Glasgow to expand the focus of his work. His articulately rendered paintings serve as an examination of society through the juxtaposition of appropriated images, carefully selected from diverse source material. The non-definitive narratives that he presents undermine our assumptions of modernist history and create a platform for new interpretations of the images and the histories surrounding them.

Grier Edmundson holds degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Glasgow School of Art. His work has been in numerous exhibitions including Furthermore at Artnews Projects in Berlin, Grier and Luke Fast as F*ck: Tronjan Horse at the Project Room in Glasgow, To Hell with Dixie curated by John Weeden at Groeflin Maag Galarie in Basel, MAX 2005 at the Art Museum at University of Memphis which was curated by David Moos, and Forward/Retreat curated by Sarah Hromack at the Pinkard Gallery in Baltimore. He lives and works in Glasgow.

Friday, January 25

Tom Lee

The Fuel Room | Power House Memphis
45 GE Patterson, Memphis, TN 38103
January 25, 2008 – March 9, 2008

Opening reception Friday, January 25, 6 - 9pm

The mission of Delta Axis is to present contemporary art and film and link Memphis with global artistic communities.

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