Haynes Galleries presents “Art Nashville” June 12 to August 15, 2015

NASHVILLE— Music City’s most acclaimed contemporary Realists are the focus of this summer’s show “Art Nashville” at Haynes Galleries, opening June 12. The show features a range of artists who hold Nashville close to their hearts. The roster will include seasoned artists as well as those who are new on the scene. Works will be on view from June 12 until August 15.

Nashville is famed for its musical talents but this exhibition is a clear marker of the ever growing visual art scene. Viewers will enjoy variety and allure in “Art Nashville.” Works range from photographs with a photojournalist edge to Old Master inspired paintings and ceramic sculptures that will play tricks on your eyes. 

John Guider’s captivating photography reveals the beauty of the Tennessee landscape and his many worldly adventures. Guider has traveled all over finding splendor in the mundane and oftentimes the overlooked. “Art Nashville” will feature Guider’s platinum prints, a rare and extraordinary process that has been lost over time due to the extra labor and cost. Because a platinum print is metal embedded in paper, with deep blacks and rich grays, it is truly a unique spectacle to behold. 

John Baeder garnered international acclaim for his unidealized American diner scenes in the late 20th century. “Art Nashville” will feature Baeder’s photography, which generates the same nostalgia of his paintings. With his lens, he captures the spirit and country grit of Nashville. Baeder’s collection of work has been celebrated for more than forty years. He has published several books, and he is soon to release another. A longtime Nashville resident, Baeder is still out capturing the veracity of the ever changing city. 

Nashville’s new generation of artists are represented by Richard Greathouse and Amanda Hope Cook. Born and raised in Nashville, Greathouse trained at the internationally renowned Florence Academy of Art and learned the ways of the great masters. Now a principle instructor at the Florence Academy’s American branch in New York, Greathouse has become a premier portraitist and is leading voice in the next generation of Realism. 

Also raised in Nashville, Amanda Hope Cook embraces a vestige of modern life— neon signs. She seeks them out as they are a part of the city’s history. Guests familiar with some classic Nashville institutions will recognize the glowing tubes so carefully captured in Cook’s oil paintings.  

Alan LeQuire’s figure sculptures will be peppered throughout the gallery, just as they can be found installed throughout Nashville. LeQuire comes from a line of artistic Nashvillians, and studied at Vanderbilt before going off to France and Italy to continue his education in bronze casting. 

The show will celebrate artists who have travelled extensively and decided to make Nashville their home. Born in France, Count Bernard de Claviere is a treasure in the art world. Commissioned to paint portraits in over one hundred and forty countries around the world, de Claviere has landed here permanently, his presence adding tremendous value to the Nashville art scene.

“Art Nashville” is a celebration of artists of many trades. Haynes Galleries is proud to be the only Nashville gallery offering Realist art of multiple mediums. From John Guider’s captivating photography and Alan LeQuire’s bronze figures, to Jody Thompson’s miniature paintings, art of all sorts will be represented. With art that is of an international caliber, “Art Nashville” is sure to please the native and visiting audiences.