College of Communications and Fine Arts Art Museum of the University of Memphis
Past Exhibitions

ArtLab: Fijiji Blocks: Eduardo Benamor Duarte

My work identifies reflexive systems to foster the transformation of our living environments based on the adaptation of a bidimendional geometrical abstract apparatus in dialogue with a preexisting material condition; or a pre figuration of a thought as a spatial typology. 

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design by anonymous Story-Booth participant, Crosstown Arts, Memphis

Perceptions of Me: A Project by Penny Dodds

Perceptions of Me is an exhibition that gives voice to teenagers who are talked and written about, but rarely listened to, raising our awareness of how Memphis teens perceive themselves. This is a collaborative project organized by Penny Dodds working with several innovative Memphis organizations that provide positive social and creative environments for youth in our community: BRIDGES, storybooth at Crosstown Arts and Caritas Village. (Learn more about Juvenile In Justice, the main exhibition, with which Perceptions of Me ties.)

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Photograph by Richard Ross, Juvenile In Justice  This exhibition courtesy of Richard Ross 

Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross

September 19th

-Opening reception 5-7pm (CFA 142)

-exhibition remains on view September 20th - November 26th

Photograph by Richard Ross, Juvenile In Justice 
This exhibition courtesy of Richard Ross,

On any given day, about 70,000 young people are in juvenile detention or correctional facilities. This multidisciplinary exhibition and project by photographer Richard Ross documents the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist, and occasionally, harm them.  Ross has photographed and interviewed more than 1,000 juveniles at more than 200 facilities in 31 states. The work exists at the juncture of art, social practice and politics.

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CASEWORKS: “Here and There” by Ruxandra Olariu

“Our world is a labyrinth of images. They surround us, inspire and influence us, teach or reflect our inner selves. Many times they replace our words. “

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follow me

CASEWORKS: Follow Me by Andrew James Williams

Follow Me by Andrew James Williams - July 12th - September 13th with opening reception from 5-7:30 Friday, July 11th

Over the last year I have been forced to review my perception of time in relation to its own space. "Follow me" is what each sculpture is asking the viewer to do as the CASEWORKS space becomes explorable to a curious group of sculptures. (Check back periodically as the sculpture grows and changes.) 

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ArtLab: Shara Plough - The Hunting Set

July 12th - September 13th

The Hunting Set continues Shara Rowley Plough's seven-year exploration of conspicuous consumption and material culture. The installation, at first, depicts a benign English hunting party. 

This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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 James R. Reid, Blue-Eye Soul Brother (February 26, 1968). Special Collections, University of Memphis

Culture and Resistance

Civil Rights Photography: Memphis 1968

a project by Leila Hamdan

July 12th - September 13th

James R. Reid, Blue-Eye Soul Brother (February 26, 1968). Special Collections, University of Memphis

The Civil Rights Movement generated an abundance of photographs documenting the African American fight for equality and economic, political and social justice. The images captured by local and national news outlets recorded this struggle and some have become iconic images representing a collective memory of the era. Curated by Leila I. Hamdan from the UM Libraries Special Collections, these photographs illustrate a new view of the struggle in Memphis.

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detail of Reigning Queens (Royal Edition)(Queen Ntombi) by Andy Warhol (1928-1987), screenprint and diamond dust on Lenox Museum Board, 1985, Extra, out of the edition. Designated for research and educational purposes only. (c) The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.


Andy Warhol Portraits: Art and Irony 

July 12th - September 13th

In conjunction with Memphis Brooks Museum of Art's exhibition, Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper, AMUM presents selections from its collection of Andy Warhol portrait Polaroids, black and white photos and silkscreen prints. Marisol and Warhol were colleagues and Pop portraitists, he in painting, she in sculpture. 

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man and media 2, 2014, digital photo collage 

Daryl Thetford: Struggle to Evolve Before the End of Time in CASEWORKS

April 5th- June 28th

I approach the five spaces of Caseworks as rooms where things happen rather than miniature galleries. The opportunity to investigate these rooms coincides with reading about the brain, or more specifically how learning causes physical changes in the brain.

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Disappearing Ink installation image by John Salvest 



Disappearing Ink

a project by John Salvest

April 5 - June 28, 2014

Opening reception: Friday, April 4, 5-7:30 PM

Gallery talks: Saturday, April 5, 11:30 AM and Thursday, April 10, 11:30 AM

An exhibition of printed ephemera recording our stories, history and cultural memory. Print media is disappearing and being replaced by ever mutating digital media. For more than 200 years news media have documented our histories. How will we capture our memories in 2050?

This project made possible by the Student Activity Fee Fund.

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The Porcupine Effect by Sunny Montgomery / CASEWORKS / February 8, 2013 – March 19, 2013 (image caption above "Teeth")

I approach the five spaces of Caseworks as rooms where things happen rather than miniature galleries. The opportunity to investigate these rooms coincides with reading about the brain, or more specifically how learning causes physical changes in the brain. 

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Descendants by Freeman Brown lll / ArtLab / February 8, 2013 – March 19, 2013

This interactive installation focuses on the symbolic nature of stars. It is intended to provoke contemplation that goes beyond oneself through stimulating visuals, intense audio and a profound narrative. The installation is "relational," or designed to engage the audience, because the concept behind the piece is inclusive of all mankind. Furthermore, the reactions, internal dialogues and conclusions of each viewer is essential, as they attest to the validity of truth in the same manner that verbal responses signify a previous act of listening. Whether concrete or unworldly, the realization of truth is inevitable – even if it's only realized subconsciously.


31st Annual Juried Student Exhibition juried by Miranda Lash

31st Annual Juried Student Exhibition

February 8 – March 19

Opening reception Friday, February 7, from 5-7:30 p.m., with awards announced at 6:30.

This annual competitive exhibition showcases work by University of Memphis art students. Students who have taken an art class in the past year may submit up to two works in any media. An outside judge will select the work to include in the exhibition and award winners.

Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art is the judge for the 31st Annual Juried Student Exhibition. At NOMA Lash manages the 20th and 21st century permanent collection, the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art including Dario Robleto: the Prelives of the Blues, Swoon: Thalassa and Wayne Gonzales: Light to Dark/Dark to Light. A native of Los Angeles, Lash received her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and her master's degree in art history from Williams College. Lash will a lecture at the University on Thursday, January 23, at 7pm in (Art Communication Building) ACB room 310.

AMUM is pleased to announce that Freeman Brown III has been selected by Lash as recipient of this year's ArtLab Award.

Exhibition awards are provided by The Art Center, Inc., The University of Memphis Graduate School, Friends of the Art Department and Art Museum.

image caption: Anna Roach, Gladys & Ola, Oil & graphite on wood, last year's Best of Show Award.


 Terri Phillips

Terri Phillips / ArtLab / We Have Always Lived in the Castle  

September 7- January 4, 2014

Taking the title from Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel, this installation of sculpture and sound is based on a combination of Jackson's narrative and Phillips own experience returning home after many years away. Some materials are objects from her childhood home and others are from the local area. The Iron Maiden sculpture is made from a plant called Arkansas Toothpick found in Shelby Farms. The soundtrack is composed from pieces recorded in Memphis in 2012-2013. The work addresses isolation, family relationships, histories and secrets, and the ties that bind.

ARTIST TALK - November 30th from noon - 2pm CST.

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(one of the photographs featured in this exhibition)  Sarah Hawkins Ascending Transparency Pigment ink on vinyl 

Mortar Boards: Building a Modern University / CASEWORKS  

November 6, 2013 – January 4, 2013

Gordon Watkinson, the photographer and author behind Bauhaus Twenty – 21, recently led a photography workshop at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis. The workshop consisted of a detailed tour of the Bauhaus Twenty – 21 exhibit and an in-depth discussion about architectural photography methods. The group, consisting of U of M architecture students and members of the Memphis architecture community, spent the afternoon exploring the University's campus and employing their newly learned photography techniques. Bricks and Mortar Boards presents a selection of their photos from the workshop.

Image caption: (one of the photographs featured in this exhibition)

Sarah Hawkins
Ascending Transparency
Pigment ink on vinyl

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 Bauhaus Building, Walter Gropius, 1925-26, Dessau, Germany © Gordon Watkinson  Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy – Photographs by Gordon Watkinson will be on display at the Art Museum of The University of Memphis, September 21, 2013, through January 4, 2014. The catalogue is published by Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel.

Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy – Photographs by Gordon Watkinson 

September 21, 2013, through January 4, 2014

Conceived as a multidisciplinary project encompassing architecture, design, and photography, Bauhaus twenty-21 not only conveys the architectural history, but also illustrates the enduring philosophies of the Bauhaus. The exhibition, by creating a visual as well as theoretical dialogue between the timeless modernism of Bauhaus architecture and the visions of contemporary practitioners, offers a unique perspective on Bauhaus design philosophy as it relates to architecture and its relevance in today's society.

Image caption: Bauhaus Building, Walter Gropius, 1925-26, Dessau, Germany
© Gordon Watkinson

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Dustyn Bork in CASEWORKS 


Dustyn Bork: Abandoning / CASEWORKS

September 21, 2013 – November 4, 2013

Deceptively simple prints evoking cultural notions of pattern, color and design.

For this series of work, "Abandoning", I am constructing physical objects that embed social significance of loss, abandonment, and renewal. These painted sculptural hybrids act as fragments exploring the constant building, undoing, and reclamation found in the constructed world around us.

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Christy Schuchardt Frank : Slected Works / CASEWORKS 

July 19 - September 7

Christy Frank spent her childhood in Jonesboro, Arkansas and developed a passion for the arts from an early age. She graduated from Lyon College with a degree in Biology and had her first experience with formal art training there. Since then, her growth as an artist has been largely self-directed. She now resides in Little Rock where she enjoys painting and creating jewelry in her studio.

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In His Studio: Carroll Cloar

June 8 – September 7, 2013

After traveling the world seeking inspiration, Carroll Cloar realized that he wanted to return and draw inspiration from the place he loved—the South. It was home.

AMUM's exhibition "In His Studio: Carroll Cloar" features some of the artist's earliest work, his reconstructed studio, drawings, sketches and photographs. Cloar's writings inform the exhibition labels and provide a glimpse into his working methods and recollections.

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Caterina Tiazzoldi / ArtLab / Instant Installation by Caterina Tiazzoldi GSAPP Columbia University Participating Students: Constantinou Christos, Gianpapa Eleni, Koutalianou Andriana Marie.

June 8 – September 7

An environment in which the configuration of geometry and layering of materiality are conceived to encourage and to solicit visitors' curiosity and reaction. Instant Installation is an adaptive extensible rubber installation. It is a spatial generator; a playful environment inviting visitors to play with the vibrancy of rubber layering. To move in an exhilarating non-orientable space continuously revealing and hiding the presence of other people.

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Tim Kinard and Elizabeth Owen / CASEWORKS

May 24 - July 12

A joke is something one shares with a friend. As a couple married for seven years Tim Kinard and Elizabeth Owen have shared many experiences together from laughs to tears. This is their first collaboration show that unites their personality and sense of humor. They found inspiration in this body of work from a children's joke book and life experiences. The couple lives and works in Memphis. Tim earned his MFA in sculpture from The University of Memphis in 2008. Elizabeth earned her MFA in painting from the University of Georgia in 2012.

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erica mccarrens in caseworks

Erica McCarrens: Case Studies: Other Matter

April 6 through May 24, 2013 Opening reception Friday, April 5 from 5 to 7:30

Featuring a series of five mixed media two-dimensional artworks on paper.

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 time pools (memory scanner)

Time Pools: Accessing the Aquifer The League of Imaginary Scientists in collaboration with The University of Memphis

April 6 through May 24, 2013 Opening reception Friday, April 5 from 5 to 7:30

Time Pools: Accessing the Aquifer is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between Jason Miller's Digital Art class and The League of Imaginary Scientists, a group of science-minded artists. Additional project contributors include Michelle Dry and Dr. Scott Schoefernacker from the University of Memphis Ground Water Institute and software developer Silvester Kozajda. The purpose of the project, like many of the League's endeavors, is to explore scientific material through art and infuse both with a sense of play.

120,000 years ago, during an age of Saber-Tooth Tigers and Wooly Mammoths, rain poured down on Memphis and soaked into the soil.

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women's history month 2013


Muted Belles Revisited: CASEWORKS

Opening Reception: March 7, 5:30 pm – 7 pm, UM Art Museum lobby

Muted Belles Revisited: A Conversation Celebrating Women's Lives Featuring Drs. Beverly Bond, Janann Sherman, Peggy Caffrey & Christine Eisel, History Dept and Leslie Luebbers, UM Art Museum.

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30th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Michelle Foster in ArtLab

Juror - Haejung Lee

February 2 through March 16

Claustrophobia Shelter is aimed to impart senses of security and claustrophobia simultaneously. Much like an umbrella protects from the rain but restricts full access to the world, the installation is protective and obtrusive. This installation aims to jar notions of spatial relation, shelter, and security.

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 30th annual juried show

30th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Juror - Haejung Lee

February 2 through March 16

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are we human or are we dancers 

Elisha Gold: Are We Human or Are We Dancers?


February 2 through March 16

My work begins when I discover an intriguing ready-made object. I then combine it with human characteristics and forged metal objects to create a bio-mechanical narrative.

I cannot escape the mechanical aspect of the body. Through dance the mechanics of motions become visual metaphors of the human experience. In my work I express the relationshipof soul and machine working as one.

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 Dr. Rock

Rock Doctors: Clare Torina and Stephen Almond in CASEWORKS

September 22 through January 12

CFA Lobby Five of this imprisonment with the relationship between the common interests of man and woman both images and objects. Cooperation between Esteban and Clara extend to other artists, sculpture, painting, installation of small-scale exposure... Translated through five languages back to English.Both Torina and Almond attended the University of Memphis. This exhibition marks their third public collaboration.

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Museum Studies Exhibition: Art(ifact)

December 1, 2012 through January 5, 2012 Opening reception Friday, November 30, 5 to 7:30pm

Students in the Museum Studies Program investigate the idea of art and artifact using objects from AMUM's collection.

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Corner MFA Thesis Exhibition  

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Brian Edward Bundren, Jennifer Burton, Katie Maish, Kathleen Murray

December 1, 2012 – January 5, 2013 Opening reception: Friday, November 30, 5 to 7:30 PM

Brian Bundren Brian Bundren's current work is about the physical properties and symbolic usage of wood. The unique grain lines, knotholes and tonal shifts found in each wooden object within his paintings are rendered in rich detail. Symbolically, the wooden forms stand as representations of human flaws. RSVP (RETIRED PAGE)

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hot cold cool 

Hot Cold Cool

September 22 through January 5

Hot Cold Cool presents late 20th century art from four fine art print portfolios in AMUM's collection. "Ten Works by Ten Artists" published in 1964 includes silkscreens by iconic American Minimalist and Pop artists. By contrast, the portfolio "American Artists and Writers Protest the War in Vietnam" of 1967 expresses furious political antagonism. "Ten Lithographs by Ten Artists" produced in 1971 represents a return to figurative and expressive imagery in America. The 1973 World Print portfolio demonstrates the liveliness of the artistic interchange among nations during the Cold War era. RSVP (RETIRED PAGE) 

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jan hankins 11 septembers artlab 2012

Jan Hankins: 11 SEPTEMBERS

September 22 through November 21

 Eleven years ago Jan Hankins installed "Out of the Janitor's Closet" in ArtLab. He continues his commentary on American politics with this installation of painting and sculpture—a timely topic in an election year.



 Russian Propaganda Prints

MFA By the Fire of Satire: Russian Propaganda Prints

September 22 through November 21

The genre of satirical posters, an important tool of the Soviet government, ridiculed corruption, waste, inefficiency, and abuse attempting to shame individuals into improvement. Agriculture, considered the most wasteful branch of the Soviet economy and the Achilles heel of the former Soviet Union, was the topic for many of the posters in this portfolio.



Alma Mater

Alma Mater: University of Memphis

June 16 through September 15

 "What do you think the University could be?" That was the question artists Sheryl Oring and Dhanraj Emanuel asked students of The University of Memphis for the 100 year centennial celebration. Funded by The Student Activity Fee Fund.



Stripped MFA Thesis / Spring 2012

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Stripped

Spring 2012

Featuring:Ginger Frye, Candace Hitt, Christian Mitchell, Benjamin Netterville, Chris Wallace, Andrew James Williams



 Memories: Richard Knowles and Steve Langdon

Memories: Richard Knowles and Steve Langdon

October 8, 2011 - January 7, 2012

Memories celebrated the life and work of both professors and artists. It showed more than 20 of Knowles’ large-scale abstract paintings, including work from the Swimmers, Southwest, and Forest series, and about 30 of Langdon’s small, carefully rendered ink and pencil drawings from five series, including Ritual Surgery, Cats in Trouble, Fireworks, Baseball Gloves, and Angels. MORE HERE

memphis heavyweight with nick cave

Memphis Heavyweight: Collaboration with Nick Cave

July 18 - September 28, 2011

Memphis Heavyweight was a project organized by AMUM that brought Chicago artist Nick Cave to Memphis. Cave worked in collaboration with University students and faculty, and the Memphis community at large, to create a parade that occurred on April 21, 2011. The exhibition featured video footage and photographs along with costumes, floats, and other artifacts from the parade. MORE HERE


Paul R Williams Paul Revere Williams, American Architect

October 2010 - January 2011

Paul Revere Williams, American Architect was the first museum exhibition of the prolific and acclaimed 20th century designer’s work.The exhibition featured 200 new photographs presented as photographic essays, that profiled the development of his career by decade. Additionally, slide shows of found photographs and text were used to shed light on various aspects of both his personal and professional life. Visit to learn more about the exhibition and the Paul Revere Williams Project. MORE HERE

Art Is My Natural World: Alison Weld, 1980 - 2009

March 6 - April 17, 2010

A survey of the past two decades of work by New York abstract painter Alison Weld. Weld typically pairs her aggressive approach to abstraction with swatches of commercially printed patterns to comment on a host of issues and personal concerns. Download the virtual exhibition catalog to view images and read an essay about her work. MORE HERE

Greely Myatt and exactly Twenty Years Greely Myatt and Exactly Twenty Years

September - November 2009

A mid-career retrospective consisting of approximately twenty years of work by Memphis sculptor and University of Memphis professor, Greely Myatt. Myatt's work combines art historical reference with the vernacular influence of the South to create various narrative possibilities. MORE HERE


Bonnie Baxter Bonnie Baxter: Rewind

November 2008 - January 2009

Baxter's work acts as a semi-autobiographical translation of life, finding beauty in the everyday, and seeing the extraordinary as common. Her installation at AMUM consisted of multimedia towers that displayed fragments of past works combined with sound and large-scale still images. See photos from the exhibition


Margaret Cogswell Margaret Cogswell: Mississippi River Fugees

September - November, 2008

Margaret Cogswell is a native Memphian who now lives and works in New York. Her recent  large-scale installations are based around the historical connotations of American rivers.  In this installation,  industrial structures were modified to act as vessels for display of digital video and sound. Videos of cotton production and flickering candles within lanterns were coupled with the sounds of the Mississippi river, and  to poetically retell the story of our region. MORE HERE

Sitting Still: Contemplative and Creative Responses to Our World

February 23 - Aprill 12, 2008

This exhibition featured the results of a collaborative project conceived by artist and Syracuse University professor Anne Beffel.  The collaboration consisted of a long-distance video exchange between art students from the University of Memphis, students at Syracuse, and Beffel herself. She encouraged students to sit still and take in the world around them, then  take a stationary video of their surroundings. Each video was presented side by side in a gallery environment that recreated the original quiet places of contemplation.

Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America

August 27 - November 10, 2007

"Crossing the BLVD" was a traveling exhibition created by documentary artists Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan recorded the lives and back-stories of of their neighbors in Queens, NY. The final result was an organic multimedia exhibition of photographs, individual portraits, first-person accounts, and music recording the ever-shifting lives of new immigrants and refugees changing American culture in the 21st century.

accidental mysteries entry Accidental Mysteries: Vernacular Photography from the Collection of John & Tenuh Foster

September 16 - October 28, 2006

This exhibit featured over 65 photographs from the vast collection of John and Teenuh Foster. These "vernacular" images -- old snapshots scavenged from antique shops, flea markets, online auctions, etc -- tell the partial stories of their anonymous creators, fused with new meanings each viewer brings to them. Most of the photos were presented in their original form, with a few that were digitally enlarged to emphasize their narrative qualities. MORE INFO

Three Paths to Abstraction

July 15 - September 9, 2006

Three Paths to Abstraction featured the work of three abstract painters from Tennessee: Pinkney Herbert, Whitney Leland, and Carol Mode. Herbert's work  Herbert's paintings visually referenced the color, form, and transformative qualities of fire to investigate personal memories and current world events.  Leland used overlapping forms and bright color to simultaneously elicit a sense of chaos and order. Mode layered seemingly unfamiliar shapes to map circumstances of a specific time and place in her life. These three artists exemplify the diversity, passion, and optimistic qualities of contemporary abstraction.

Red Grooms: Selections from the Graphic Work

March 4 - April 15, 2006

An exhibition created by the Tennessee State Museum that surveyed the graphic printmaking of Red Grooms, one of America's most well-known artists. Grooms grew up in Nashville TN, and went on to live and work in Chicago and New York. Nashville is where developed the grasp of folk visual language and sympathetic sense of humor he is known for.  Red Grooms' prints show us a contrary side of his work; They reveal his patience, precision, and dedication to perfecting a difficult craft.

Lindsey Obermeyer Red Thread

Lindsey Obermeyer: "Red Thread: Visible and Invisible"

October 22 - December 17, 2005

Red Thread: Visible and Invisible was an exhibition of works by Fibers artist Lindsey Obermeyer. Additionally, the exhibit featured various documentation from The Red Thread Project, a collaborative effort between herself and Memphis area Knitters and Fiber artists. Over 200 gathered for a performance on campus, wearing self-knitted hats connected by a single woven cord of red thread.  Afterwards, the hats were disconnected and donated to MIFA.


 MAX 2005

MAX 2005: The Inner Voice of Art

June 24- September 3, 2005

MAX 2005 was the last in a series of biannual exhibitions organized by AMUM, in collaboration with Delta Axis. MAX 05 was curated by David Moos, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The exhibition featured 21 artists from Memphis and surrounding areas, as well as two artists from outside the region who Moos felt furthered the exhibit and it's theme. 

Featured Artists: Kayce Bayer, Christine Conley, Hamlett Dobbins, Grier Edmundson, Dhanraj Emanuel, Jean Flint, Pinkney Herbert, Jeanine Jablonski, Keren Liebembuk Kroul, Amber McGregor, Ian Lemmonds, Annebelle Meacham (Senatobia, MS), Dusty Mitchell (Jonesboro, AR), Greely Myatt, Cedar Nordbye, Virginia Overton, Bill Rowe, Robin Salant, Bonnie Tate, Emily Walls and Niles Wallace, along with Radcliffe Bailey(Atlanta, GA) , and Amy Pleasant (Birmingham, AL). 

 Coleman Coker, Parts Seen Within the Background of a Whiole

buildingstudio + Coleman Coker: Parts Seen Within the Background of a Whole

March 5 - April 16, 2005

Parts Seen Within the Background of a Whole consisted of two site-specific installations concieved for AMUM by buildingstudio, a local architecture firm established by Coleman Coker, in partnership with students of art and architecture at the University of Memphis. The installations adressed dualities such as inside/outside, nature made/human made, and cause/effect to thematically explore how humans build their surrounding environment.  


 Coming Home! 2004

Coming Home! Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South

June 19 - November 13, 2004

Coming Home! was an exhibition organized by AMUM that featured featured 122 works by 73 folk artists from the American South. It examined the art of these “unschooled” vernacular painters and sculptors, who make work inspired by evangelical Christianity, and it’s cultural presence in the region. Coming Home! aimed to interpret this art with regards to its theological, cultural, and historical complexities. In addition to AMUM, the exhibit was also shown at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, and the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City. A book by the same title was published to accompany the exhibit, and is available for purchase on Amazon.


Christopher Cook, Against the Grain, 2004 

Christopher Cook: against the grain

March 13 - April 17, 2004

Against the Grain was an exhibition of graphite drawings by British artist Christopher Cook, who was previously more known for his mature style of painting. These seemingly abstract drawings actually referenced grains of Carbon. Cook focused on the unpredictable nature of the element, and the possible significance of this. The drawings translate this focus, and convey a message concerning the complex relationship between humankind and the natural world.


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