David LeDoux: Paintings 1978 – 2003
Tim Treadway: Knobs Finials Spindles Grids
Through March 21, 2013
Gallery Opening and Reception – March 7, 2013, 6:30-8:30PM
(free and open to the public)
“Our best aspirations should surely lead in the direction of angels.” David LeDoux
The paintings in this exhibition are a selection from a body of work done between 1978 and 2003. Over time this evolved into a project that can be grouped into five sections based on the primary ground color that appears in each work. From 1975-1985, the paintings are primarily pastels; 1985 to 1990, the paintings are primarily black: from 1990 to 1995, they are primarily red; from 1995 – 2000, they are primarily violet; from 2000 to 2003 they are primarily blue. This work was made improvisational, trusting knowledge of the process based on sixty-plus years of experience in making painting. There is an overarching commonality in the body of work but the individual pieces differ a good deal in the images that appear in them.
KNOBS FINIALS SPINDLES GRIDS
Tim Treadway was born in Nashville, TN. He received his BFA from MTSU studying under David LeDoux in painting and Jim Gibson in sculpture. Tim is a master mason who specializes in stone work. His sculpture is inspired by nature, antique salvage, and woodworking tools with the goal is to create with freshness, originality and spontaneity. Mr. Treadway’s work is divided into two approaches. In one series, He utilizes shaped blocks of wood arranged in a geometric framework by designing shapes and organizing into a rigid grid. The other series consists of an organic assemblage of weathered wooden objects. The found objects are either from nature or machine manipulated. Tim states “I prefer using the objects as they are found resulting in weathered and antique surfaces. A sense of floating is achieved when the piece hands from overhead.”
Admission to this exhibit is free and open to the public. The Marly Berger Gallery located in The Arts Center of Cannon County is open 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Saturday. For more information pleased call 615-563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073
Founded in 1990, the award-winning Arts Center of Cannon County is a unique model for rural arts organizations. Situated in an under-served rural area in a town of 2,000 and a county of 12,000, The Arts Center annually attracts more than 40,000 visitors from a region covering over a 100-mile radius. Drawing on the blue-collar roots of its community, the organization focuses on self-sufficiency, fiscal responsibility and social entrepreneurship. The Arts Center is partially funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Southern Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts.