T H E E M B O D I M E N T S E R I E S
BY CELESTE GREENE
There is no way to find yourself until you discover how utterly to lose yourself.
~ Rufus Jones, 1863-1948
Celeste Greene’s practice straddles the intersection of art and creative movement addressing questions of personal identification and connection to Divinity. “How does being contained in a body and bound by an identity, possibly define/inhibit/constrict our relationship with our truest selves and the source of all things?”
For Nous Art House, Greene has produced four phases of “The Embodiment Series”, a project which comprises body drawing and a series of installations –each installment questioning a particular focus of human identification. Phase One is an exhibit of ten light boxes constructed of metal; etched in each box is an organic line-form derived from one of Greene’s live body drawings.
On Friday, September 29th, from 7 PM to 10 PM, Nous Art House will host Greene’s exhibit and on Thursday, October 5th, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, ticket holders are invited to attend an Artist Talk. Phase One of “The Embodiment Series” is on display until Sunday, October 8th.
Cocktails provided by our friends WithCo.
For more about Celeste Greene, visit her website: celestegreeneart.com
Noir: A Love Affair is a collection of abstract paintings and works on paper that celebrate the artist's signature use of black set against fields of white. This group of paintings reflect influences of style, architecture, and geometric simplicity in glossy acrylic and rich India ink. The collection explores concepts of imperfection, simplicity, movement and the sophistication of the color black, and speaks to the timely relevance of the beauty and necessity of reconciling white with black.
Specialty cocktails provided.
Angela Allen is best known for her black and white minimalist paintings in acrylic and India ink. The use of her signature black, birthed from a love for tall city buildings, the glamour of old black and white movies, and Chanel's Little Black Dress, marries sophistication with imperfect brush strokes, simple lines and geometric shapes. Her art is influenced by Richard Serra, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Eduardo Chillida.
*Partnering with the Alzheimer's Association*
Today I Saw A Butterfly reflects on Mackenzie's relationship with her grandmother, Rosemary, who experienced Alzheimer’s disease for 12 years. Using a compilation of photographs and mixed media, this body of work dives into the idea of memory, memory loss, and the overall connection between two people that is being revived.
“Memory, even in the rest of us, is a shifting, fading, partial thing, a net that doesn’t catch all the fish by any means and sometimes catches butterflies that don’t exist.” –Rebecca Solnit
Mackenzie Maroney is a Nashville-based photographer who moved from a small town in central Colorado to pursue her passion for art. Her work has been seen in numerous publications such as The Tennessean, Nashville Scene, Local Wolves Magazine, Eide magazine, Design Sponge and more. While focusing mainly on portraits, she strives to capture raw moments and build connections with her subjects. “My photographs are ones that tell stories, and, even more than that, create an experience. They build off of real emotions, everyday experiences, and relationships, as well as the overall simplicities and complications of life.”
Drinks will be served from 6pm-9pm