Present Tense

The Art of Memphis, 2001-Now

AB Stone Ali Delgado Camille Lane Bonner Williams J.P. Danley Christine Aviotti Claire DelBove J.P. Danley Kate Kornegay Kyle Owens Lisa Kang Samuel Montesi Sarah Freeman Sophia Mason Taylor Mitchell Tess DeViney Zachary Cyganek

Memphis is a city that exudes creativity and stands for artistic excellence. Present Tense: New Art from Memphis opens at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in early 2013, and captures the energy and diversity of the city's contemporary art scene from 2001 to the present. Featuring 100 works from more than sixty Memphis-area artists, 'Present Tense' reveals the spark of creativity that makes our city such a vibrant and fascinating place to visit and to live. Guest curator John Weeden has selected outstanding works that inform, provoke, and excite the imagination of the city that inspired them.

As a companion show, Weeden has chosen, and the Dixon will exhibit, an amazing group of works by talented local high school students. This exhibition of artists in progress demonstrates how dedicated educators in Memphis are working hard to cultivate the next generation of creative people for our city.

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