More Love

October 5 - November 2, 2013/ 516 Hagan Street, Suite #200

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.

“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.