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ZIPPORAH THOMPSON + RICHARD FEASTER | NASHVILLE

MAY. 22, 2020

Tri-Star Arts + Zeitgeist presented a two-person exhibition, TEXTUREXTRA, feat. Zipporah Camille Thompson (Atlanta, GA) + Richard Feaster (Nashville, TN). The exhibition was organized by Brian R. Jobe (Tri-Star Arts) and Lain York + Anna Zeitlin (Zeitgeist)

Solstice Serpent, 2019 Zipporah Thompson

Zipporah Thompson, Solstice Serpent, 2019


Solstice Serpent, 2019 Zipporah Thompson (Detail)

Zipporah Thompson, Solstice Serpent, 2019 (Detail)


Zipporah Thompson, Solstice Serpent (Front), Richard Feaster, Promise of the Sun, 2019 (Back), Valse Hot, 2019 (Right)

Zipporah Thompson, Solstice Serpent (Front), Richard Feaster, Promise of the Sun, 2019 (Back), Valse Hot, 2019 (Right)


Zipporah Camille Thompson (Atlanta, GA)

Zipporah Camille Thompson is a visual artist and sculptor based in Atlanta, Georgia. She explores ritual and alchemical transformations via the unknown and through universals. Metamorphosed, shapeshifters and hybrid landscapes reflect various archaeological, psychological, and ecological affinities, as well as a personal investigation of self and otherness.

Thompson received her MFA from the University of Georgia and her BFA from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Her work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and Art Papers, amongst others. She has shown at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, Rogue Space in Chelsea, Gallery 400 in Chicago, IL, and Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA, as well as a host of other venues and spaces. Her work is included in numerous private collections.

Zipporah Camille Thompson is a 2016 Artadia (Atlanta) Finalist, a recipient of the Zenobia Scholarship Award for residency at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, a 2018 NCECA Multicultural Fellow, and a 2018 Idea Capital grant recipient. She was a selected artist for The Creatives Program, with a studio residency at The Goat Farm. Thompson is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

Zipporah Thompson, Acid Rain, 2019 (Detail)

Zipporah Thompson, Acid Rain, 2019 (Detail)


Richard Feaster, Oleo, 2019 (Left), Crystal Spears, 2019 (Back), Zipporah Thompson, Solstice Serpent, 2019 (Front), Acid Rain, 2019 (Right)

Richard Feaster, Oleo, 2019 (Left), Crystal Spears, 2019 (Back), Zipporah Thompson, Solstice Serpent, 2019 (Front), Acid Rain, 2019 (Right)


Zipporah Thompson, Acid Rain, 2019

Zipporah Thompson, Acid Rain, 2019


To explore more work by Zipporah Thompson, visit her website:

http://www.zipporahcamille.com/

Acid Rain, 2019 Zipporah Thompson (Detail)

Zipporah Thompson, Acid Rain, 2019 (Detail)


Valse Hot, 2019 Richard Feaster

Richard Feaster, Valse Hot, 2019


Promise of the Sun, 2019 Richard Feaster

Richard Feaster, Promise of the Sun, 2019


To explore more work by Richard Feaster, visit his website:

https://www.richardfeaster.com/

Richard Feaster, Promise of the Sun, 2019 (Left), Valse Hot, 2019 Richard Feaster (Right)

Richard Feaster, Promise of the Sun, 2019 (Left), Valse Hot, 2019 (Right)


Chasing the Bird, 2019 Richard Feaster

Richard Feaster, Chasing the Bird, 2019


Oleo, 2019 Richard Feaster

Richard Feaster, Oleo, 2019


Richard Feaster (Nashville, TN)

Richard Feaster's most recent body of paintings reflects the artist’s longstanding dialogue with the materiality of paint and the processes of mark-making via the abstract canvas. The origins of this journey stretch back to time spent living and working in New York, where he first experimented with graphite and other reflective materials that have become a hallmark of his work.

The central theme of this artwork is the perception of time via the physical experience of material handling and mark-making. Informed by sustained periods of experimental drawing, the resulting mixed media works on canvas embrace spontaneity and directness of approach, a hybrid of drawing technique and traditional painting methods. The physical behavior of the various materials reference time-based action, presented in the work as “drips”, “splatters” and “stains”, which the artist moves freely about the canvas via collage.

This non-linear working method mimics our digital interactions, making visible the mystery of material processes that unfold slowly over time and leaving a visual index of clues for the viewer to pursue. Outside influences (music, visual culture, photography) enter the work in ways both subtle and personal, opening fresh discourse with the tenets of abstraction while skewing that language towards new sites of inquiry.

Richard Feaster was born in Hagerstown, MD, and attended Birmingham Southern College (BFA), Tulane University (MFA) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many private and corporate collections. In 2016, he was nominated for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. He lives and works in Nashville, TN. Feaster is represented by Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, TN.

Jewel's Tempo, 2019 Richard Feaster

Richard Feaster, Jewel's Tempo, 2019


Zalus, 2019 Richard Feaster

Richard Feaster, Zalus, 2019


Queen's Cobra, 2019 Zipporah Thompson

Zipporah Thompson, Queen's Cobra, 2019


To explore more work by Zipporah Thompson, visit her website:

http://www.zipporahcamille.com/

Queen Cobra, 2019 Zipporah Thompson (Detail)

Zipporah Thompson, Queen Cobra, 2019 (Detail)


Queen Cobra, 2019 Zipporah Thompson (Detail)

Zipporah Thompson, Queen Cobra, 2019 (Detail)


Semiocto, 2019 Richard Feaster

Richard Feaster, Semiocto, 2019


To explore more work by Richard Feaster, visit his website:

https://www.richardfeaster.com/

Moonbeam, 2019 Richard Feaster

Richard Feaster, Moonbeam, 2019


Airegin, 2019 Richard Feaster

Richard Feaster, Airegin, 2019


Blue Haze Equinox, 2019 Zipporah Thompson

Zipporah Thompson, Blue Haze Equinox, 2019


To explore more work by Zipporah Thompson, visit her website:

http://www.zipporahcamille.com/

Blue Haze Equinox, 2019 Zipporah Thompson (Detail)

Zipporah Thompson, Blue Haze Equinox, 2019 (Detail)


Blue Haze Equinox, 2019 Zipporah Thompson (Detail)

Zipporah Thompson, Blue Haze Equinox, 2019 (Detail)


Crystal Vortex, 2019 Zipporah Thompson

Zipporah Thompson, Crystal Vortex, 2019


About:

Tri-Star Arts and Zeitgeist share a mission to promote contemporary art in Nashville and to connect Nashville to the national arts network. After years of dialogue, a collaboration between the two organizations emerged in the form of this exhibition. The show featured an artist practicing in Nashville, Richard Feaster, and an artist practicing outside of Tennessee, Zipporah Thompson of Atlanta, GA. 

Crustal Vortex, 2019 Zipporah Thompson (Detail)

Zipporah Thompson, Crystal Vortex, 2019 (Detail)


Installation View, Zeitgeist Gallery: Zipporah Thompson + Richard Feaster, TEXTUREXTRA

Installation View, Zeitgeist Gallery: Zipporah Thompson + Richard Feaster, TEXTUREXTRA


Airegin, 2019 Richard Feaster (Detail)

Richard Feaster, Airegin, 2019 (Detail)


The two artists were selected to exhibit their work together based on their approach to tactile materiality, a shared visceral aesthetic, their interest in translations of landscape and place, and the critical acclaim associated with their work. This two-person show is one in a series of annual exhibition projects, organized by Tri-Star Arts, that features Tennessee artists and artists from out of state and organized in partnership with a local organization.

Crystal Vortex, 2019 Zipporah Thompson

Zipporah Thompson, Crystal Vortex, 2019


Valse Hot, 2019 Richard Feaster (Detail)

Richard Feaster, Valse Hot, 2019 (Detail)


Promise of the Sun, 2019 Richard Feaster (Detail)

Richard Feaster, Promise of the Sun, 2019 (Detail)

* all photos by Sam Angel

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