Lain York at The Frist Center

Lain York: Selections From the National Gallery 

January 31-May 11, 2014 at The Frist Center For the Visual Arts

Our congratulations to Zeitgeist Gallery Director and Artist, Lain York, on his Solo exhibit at the Frist Center For the Visual Arts in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery.


 Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery is a tribute to John Adams, a Founding Father and the second president of the United States. Inspired by such books as David McCullough's biography of John Adams and Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Nashville artist Lain York has created a series of colorful silhouettes that capture the vitriolic politics of the past, which the artist feels may be seen as precedents for the divisive politics of 21st century America. Despite the significance of the depicted scenes, York uses stick-on vinyl-often wrinkled or hanging loose-as his primary medium. This subverts the sense of dignity that often marks traditional history paintings.

Related Events (all free with museum admission):

Feb 21, 7pm and Feb 25, 12pm - ARTini - discussion between Lain York and Frist Center chief curator Mark Scala.

March 16, 2pm - Artful Tales - Family program with story telling and collage project inspired by York's work.

March 27, 6:30pm - Artist Tour of exhibit by York.

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