SRLBX Videoart Annual, Serial Box Projects, Columbia, MO (DEC 1- 2, 2017)
Podcast interview with Greg Swiger over at Final Friday.
"Mary Addison Hackett is a Nashville-based artist who works with video and painting, but also social practice and documentary. We had a great conversation about her practice, chair collection, and more."
March 29-April 17, 2016
I recently returned from a three-week residency fellowship at Hambidge where I had the gift of time and space to continue editing a documentary short, and produce a suite of new videos works and paintings.
Tiger Strikes Asteroid at the Satellite Show, Miami, FL (Dec 1 - 6, 2015)
Curated by Julie Torres
ART IN AMERICA assembles a constellation of artwork from across the US featuring one small work per artist, representing every state + Puerto Rico. This installation acts as a literal map of activity, documenting the current conversation of and about art-making taking place across the country.
Community Slide Show
in conjunction with Vesna Pavlović's Lost Art, I presented a selection of vintage slides depicting floral arrangements and table settings from the 1940's through 1960's.
On Saturday, October 10, Zeitgeist Gallery invites members of the community to bring, project, and share their personal collections of slide photography in the gallery.
Featuring artists: Michael Aurbach, Susan De May, Mary Addison Hackett, Jana Harper, Kelli Hix, Robin Paris, Marilyn Murphy, Betsey Robinson, John Warren, and Emily Happell Williams, PSU Film & Video.
The Nashville Scene has been hosting some of the recent micro-docs.
The Studio Visit short films are a series of micro-documentaries that focus on conversations I have with contemporary artists and cultural spaces in the South and beyond. They are an extension of my studio practice and came about as I began questioning my own work, and the ever-shifting role of artists in society.
2015 PDS Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
SPE Caucus Exhibition (Mar 12 - April 5, 2015)
Traveled to: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (May 13 - May 28, 2015)
Juried by Deborah Willis & Carol McCusker, Society of Photographic Education Conference,
David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN (Oct 11 - Nov 8, 2014)
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
Leu Gallery, Belmont University, Nashville, TN (Sept 9 - Oct 17, 2013)
September 9- October 17th, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday Sept 12, 5-7pm
Artist Talk : Thursday Sept 12 at 5:30 pm
Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN (Aug 24 - Sept 28, 2013)
LAX, Los Angeles, CA (June 28 - Dec 31, 2013)
20 watercolors titled, "Levitating Sticks and Rocks" are part of a public arts project in Los Angeles curated by John O'Brien.
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
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
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.
6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
November 17- December 22, 2012
Reception: Saturday, December 1, 6-8PM
ACME. is pleased to announce "About Face," a group exhibition of small works on paper and paintings by over thirty-five artists curated by Los Angeles art dealer Daniel Weinberg. Approximately fifty pieces will be shown throughout ACME.'s three gallery spaces.
The exhibition showcases eccentric, small-scale portraiture that distort classic presentations of the human face and/or figure. As a group show with roots in Surrealism and German Expressionism, the exhibition reflects the influences of individual artists such as Lucas Samaras' Polaroids and Alice Neel portraits. The effects of the current Digital Age are also expressed in several works.
Mary Addison Hackett,
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Tad Lauritzen Wright
Exhibition will be presented at ACME.6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Group show curated by Gwendolyn Skaggs at SUGAR in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.
Mary Addison Hackett
Liv Mette Larsen
David B. Frye
04.21.12 - 06.03.12 *EXTENDED TO JUNE 24th*
"To Live and Paint in LA"
January 21 - March 10, 2012
Curated by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos A broad survey of current and emerging painting trends and talent from Los Angeles.
Mary Addison Hackett
Thomas Whittaker Kidd
For the last several months the Los Angeles art world’s attention has been captured by the blockbuster Pacific Standard Time exhibitions happening throughout southern California. In the midst of this dominant viewing of the past art of Los Angeles there has been a few brave souls staging exhibitions that sit outside of this particular lens. One of these shows is the quiet survey of current Los Angeles painting that recently opened at the Torrance Art Museum titled To Live and Paint in LA curated by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos.This satisfactory show tucked away in the south bay provides rich conversation for what challenges a painter in Los Angeles may face. When one first enters the main gallery it is apparent that scale is on the majority of these painters minds. L.A. painters are going big, with mixed results. I found myself wondering if this is how you get noticed in the noise of the L.A. art scene these days, go billboard size. Most of these large paintings had interesting parts and would have worked if they had been scaled down to a quarter of their current size. Working on such big canvases is difficult work, and I applaud the effort, but most fell short. The funny thing is, in the heart of all these large canvases, it’s the small paintings that work best.I attended the night of the opening, and while walking through the main gallery fighting the crowd; it was the smallest painting of the show that drew my attention. Mary Addison Hackett’s slight depiction of a figure and a dog stood out among the noise and crowd of opening night because of its tenderness. I went back a week later and still experienced the work in the same way. Hackett’s painting is reminiscent of David Park’s figure work, but with a sunless palette that left me with a sense that her subjects reside in place far away from Los Angeles, possibly giving us a glimpse into the psyche of every Los Angeles based painter, the hope of escape one day. -Chris Hoff
EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES
Curated by Luisa Caldwell and Mery Lynn McCorkle
WG News + Art, Brooklyn, NY (May 6 - May 28, 2011)
Claudine Anrather / Dawn Arrowsmith / Luisa Caldwell / Rebecca Graves / Mary Addison Hackett / David Kramer / Cati LaPorte / Norma Markley / Mery Lynn McCorkle / Marilla Palmer / Gary Petersen / Roland Reiss / Greg Stone /
Flowers have a mixed heritage in the arts. On the one hand, they have represented lofty emotions (Shakespeare’s “rosemary is for remembrance”) and sexuality (O’Keefe). On the other, they are pretty, a suitable subject for Sunday watercolorists. They are a perfect metaphor for the half empty/half full debate: it all depends upon one’s viewpoint.
For contemporary artists, both viewpoints tend to be highlighted simultaneously. Flowers in the 21st century have come to represent consumerism, modernism, environmentalism, to reflect our architecture, our psyche, our utopias, allowing the artists to pry a more positive outlook out of misfortune.
The thirteen artists in this May show expose a wide range of interpretations revolving around the word “flower.” Luisa forms flowers with commercial labels. David shows how they are employed as an advertising tool. Cati miniaturizes them into stamps with a contradictory message. Norma creates them out of dance steps. Rebecca uses them to symbolize the transitory nature of life. Gary explodes them into abstraction. Roland embeds them in modernism. Dawn teases them out of the web of LA street maps. Marilla concocts them from mushroom spores. Claudine explores the dissolution of forms. For Mary Addison, they are a juxtaposition of southern decay and play. Mery Lynn fashions them out of glitter. Greg burns them into being.
curated by Chris Acuna-Hanson
October 20 thru November 26 RHC Art Gallery, *
More Than A Feeling Reception and Artist Talk: October 20
RHC Art Gallery, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Mary Addison Hackett