Unladylike - Frances Berry
Frances Berry will be in the gallery for her 2nd solo show with Channel To Channel since debuting in Nashville in 2016. Show opens Saturday May 4 5-9pm and runs through Saturday June 22.
The predecessor to this show, Ladylike, created a new foundation for Berry’s work which began to include many works on paper drawn with mixed media such as pastel, acrylic marker, charcoal and printed imagery. A narrative began to unfold about characters from her MS upbringing, strangers, and “lady-parts”. Sensual and sexual at times and bizarre and humorous at others, Berry has created a body of work that embodies her spirit, personality, and is often times autobiographical.
"Berry is a fantastic photographer whose masterful manipulations of populated scenes offer a psychedelic take on traditional postcard imagery like beaches and tourist sites, vintage portrait photos and found images. All of this would be reason enough to mention this show, but I’m extra excited because the exhibition finds Berry abandoning photography altogether in favor of works on paper drawn with pastel, acrylic marker and charcoal, and also made with printed imagery. I love specialized artists, but I’m always fascinated by those who are able to make nearly any medium serve their creativity, and Berry seems to be the type to simply do as she pleases."
Joe Nolan, Nashville Scene