Paper, Thread, and Trash show is up at Nashville Main Library. Opening reception this Saturday Dec 6, 2014, from 2-4. 14 artists are exhibiting with pieces that explore waste, consumption and reuse through different book and text forms. I will have 5 pieces in the show including a large assemblage made entirely of cardboard, foam core and mat board. Each piece had to be constructed of materials that were gathered from salvage and refuse and could contain only 10% purchased materials. I owe a large thank you to Lithographics and Plaza Art Supply for saving board scrapes and for allowing me to cart off what I needed from their recycling bins. The show will be up through March 29, 2015, with an Artist Talk Jan 10, 2015, at 3:00. There will be different workshops supporting the exhibit. My workshop will be the 14th of March, with more info posted in January. The library’s first floor gallery is open during normal library hours. The downtown branch is located at 615 Church Street. Stop in before it closes and join me at the Combining the Found and the Accidental workshop in March if you can!
“This piece by Nance Cooley struck me straight away…and the witty quote from Neil Gaiman, the articulated details in the cardboard figures and the row of teabags arranged in a line underneath are perfect examples of the careful, playful peculiarities of the exhibit.” - Laura Hutson – Nashville Scene Arts & Culture Blog – December 03, 2014