Mary Addison HACKETT

REVIEWS & PRESS:

Jim Ridley, The Nashville Scene. Go Green with Mary Addison Hackett's Le Rayon Vert.
Joe Nolan, Arts Nash. Le Rayon Vert is Mysterious and Masterly.
Laura Hutson, Nashville Scene's Arts & Culture Blog, Country Life. Installation View: Mary Addison Hackett at Belmont's Leu Gallery

Upcoming SOLOs:


Le Rayon Vert 

Leu Art Gallery at Belmont University
September 9- October 17th, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday Sept 12, 5-7pm

Artist Talk : Thursday Sept 12 at 5:30 pm

Leu Art Gallery 
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville TN 37212
p 615 460 5476
f 615 460 6757
image: Le Rayon Vert, (Stanczyk), 2013


Shell Game

Tinney Contemporary
August 24th - September 28th, 2013

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219
p: 615-255-7816 | c: 205-253-7983

GROUP: "Levitational" at LAX through December 2013


20 watercolors titled, "Levitating Sticks and Rocks" are part of a public arts project in Los Angeles curated by John O'Brien.
"Levitational"
The guiding concept for Levitational is to exhibit art works in which gravity is clearly defied, either in practice or in appearance. Defying gravity has long been linked to magic and states of wonder. It has also been integral to the success of art forms in which the magnetic forces that draw everything down to the planet are momentarily suspended whether in reality or in the mind's eye. It is coincidentally also how take off and flight are achieved. Taking advantage of this overlap is at the core of this proposal for LAX.
    The artists selected for inclusion in this exhibition, Wendy Adest, Kimber Berry, Daniel Brodo, Margaret Griffith, Mary Addison Hackett, Rebecca Ripple, Steve Roden and Joseph Santarromana/Erika Suderburg, work with a mixture of drawings, paintings, mixed media works, video and sculpture to address the condition of seeming weightless-ness or how gravity is defied. The artists in this exhibition have themselves been interested over time in the mysteriousness and history of levitational forces. They present work of theirs in which levitational forces play an important role in the viewer's experience of the art.

The intent is also to reference and key into the state of dreams and daydreams in which the laws of physics are often suspended momentarily. It is also an invitation to the passerby to ponder for a moment the power (of the imagination) that allows us to conquer gravity through flight.

-John David O'Brien

PRESS: Music City Center Art Collection


Mary Addison Hackett, Mystic Hovercraft

"As a painter, Hackett is a poet. In a sense, her painting shows the collection's true scope because it does not conjure Nashville. It captures the viewer's gaze not because it depicts something local, but because the artist commands her use of color, space, the movement of lines, the expression of the composition. If this happens to be connected to a Southern landscape, then so be it; it could just as well be the Alpine foothills in 1910. This work may be inspired by a sense of place, but it is not distinctly about it. It exists on its own as the work of a painter who knows how to transfer her experience to the canvas without being too explicit."- Veronica Kavass, Nashville Scene. 16. May 2013

CURATORIAL: "Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Posers"

Feb 23, 2013, 6-9 PM
"Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Posers"
threesquared, Nashville, TN

I've curated a show bringing together the work of Cole Case (Los Angeles), Carla Knopp (Indianapolis, IN), Steven LaRose (Talent, OR), Nomi Lubin (New Haven, CT), Gregory Martin (Starkville, MS), and myself. 
Link to press release