Unessential Night

Coop Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
July, 2012

Artists: Jacque Liu, Matthew Alden Price, Ruth Scott, Mary Smull, Cindy Stockton Moore, and Josh Weiss

The artists of Grizzly Grizzly use the color black a starting point for their upcoming exhibition ‘Unessential Night’ at Coop Gallery in Nashville this July.  The title of the show borrows from Alberto Moravia’s novel The Empty Canvas, referencing the “void of the unessential night,” a site of artistic anxiety and doubt.   

Black serves as a visual unifier throughout the divergent work in the exhibition, and each of the artists explores ideas of process, which at times is akin to stabbing in the dark.  The exhibition, featuring Jacque Liu, Matthew Alden Price, Ruth Scott, Mary Smull, Cindy Stockton Moore, and Josh Weiss will include painting, book arts, mixed media and sculpture.