Derived from the Decorative: Works by Faig Ahmed, Beth Lipman and Bouke de Vries | Kids Out and About Nashville

Derived from the Decorative: Works by Faig Ahmed, Beth Lipman and Bouke de Vries

Artists and designers take cues from decorative arts traditions yet invert the precepts by blurring the space between functional forms and art forms.

In the spring of 2019 Cheekwood will present an exhibition featuring work by Faig Ahmed (Baku, Azerbaijan), Beth Lipman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and Bouke de Vries (Utrecht, the Netherlands). The exhibition consists of artists and designers who take cues from decorative arts traditions yet invert the precepts by blurring the space between functional forms and art forms. The exhibition will celebrate the work of a national and international group of artists who look at traditional decorative arts as a point of departure for contemporary creations. The artists in this show challenge the idea of historically informed notions of craft and provide a contemporary entry point into the space between fine and decorative art. Through recognizable visual traditions, the works destabilize perceptions of the familiar. Integrating traditional fabrication methods along with digital contributions, the exhibition will present works that embrace a wide spectrum of time.

Location:

1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Phone:

(615) 356-8000
Contact name: 
Brandy Medders
Email address: 
Dates: 
02/23/2019
02/24/2019
02/26/2019
Time: 
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price: 
Free for members and included with general admission

Ages

All Ages