Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery

January 31, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Event By: Frist Center for the Visual Arts Address: 919 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 Email: mail@fristcenter.org Phone: (615) 244-3340
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Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery Jan. 31–May 11, 2014 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 David McCullough’s biography of Adams, Nashville artist Lain York brings his personal interpretation to key historical events through a series of vinyl silhouetted vignettes inspired by phrases from McCullough’s text. Despite the significance of the depicted scenes, York imbues the works with nonchalant sensibility from his use of stick-on vinyl as the primary medium. The vinyl is often wrinkled or hangs loose, lightening the sense of dignity and scale that often marks traditional history paintings as important. Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville.




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