Red Arrow Gallery

Red Arrow Gallery Kickstarter Closes in 2.5 Hours

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Installation shot of Daniel Holland’s Dirty Pictures. Red Arrow Gallery, 2015.

Red Arrow Gallery has shown exciting work at its Riverside Village location over the past year since it relocated from Joshua Tree, California to Nashville. The property they rented in East Nashville was sold recently, and they’ve got a new home at 919 Gallatin Avenue. But, the space needs a lot of work to outfit it as a gallery. Today is the last day of their Kickstarter to raise the reasonable amount of $10,000 in this effort. It ends at 5:00 p.m.

Red Arrow has worked with kids at Maplewood High School and Isaac Litton Middle, and its staff says they want the gallery to be approachable to people who have never stepped foot in one before. I hope they’ll continue their community outreach arm in their new location, because the arts are too often complicit in gentrification. They also do a great artist talk series hosted by Joe Nolan. I love artist talks and will definitely make more of them in the coming year.

In the meantime, OZ is hosting them until the end of the year.

They hope to re-open at the new spot in January. Give here if you’re able.

Just Announced: Daniel Holland & Joe Nolan Talk is Rescheduled

By Dan Holland. Image courtesy of the artist's website.

By Daniel Holland. Image courtesy of the artist’s website.

As we brace ourselves for another ice storm, the forthcoming talk at Red Arrow Gallery between Daniel Holland and Joe Nolan has been postponed to Sunday, March 8 at 4:30 pm. According to Nolan, the pair has already rapped about “the Mayan empire, automotive paint, sweet porter pints, East Nashville, Julian Schnabel, secret journals, poetic messages, Tom Waits, cigarettes, Kansas, Nashville, Detroit, South Carolina, Robert Rauschenberg, the black void of death, the futility of nihilism – literally, house paint primers, rental trucks, the utility of mops, and the love of work.”

Bummer the talk is rescheduled, but there’s plenty to do in the meantime! Stay tuned! (And if we’re trapped inside, there’s House of Cards.)

Joe Nolan Talks with Dan Holland at Red Arrow Gallery

Dan Holland is showing at Red Arrow Gallery through February 28.

Dan Holland is showing at Red Arrow Gallery.

On Thursday, March 5 at 6:30, Nashville-based writer Joe Nolan will talk with abstract painter Dan Holland at Red Arrow Gallery in East Nashville. Joe is a terrific person and a fine writer who reports on everything from the arts to the oddities. I always welcome his fresh perspective and attention to wonder, plus he runs a great blog that has provided me with many a happy distraction. Dan Holland is an abstract painter, and Sara Estes who has (thankfully) been writing for the Tennessean says, “Holland’s work is big, bold and expressive. Influenced by Julian Schnabel and Cy Twombly, his paintings simultaneously nod back to the history of painting while hurtling forward in search of a new, brazen aesthetic for contemporary painting.”

Red Arrow Gallery is at 1311 McGavock Pike. If you’re like me and like talks, you’re in luck. This is the first in a new series at the gallery. They will serve light refreshments and have a donation bar.