The Red Arrow Gallery 

For immediate release


Red Arrow Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition, Contemporary Art Nashville, featuring new works from Amelia Briggs, Matt Christy, Margie Criner, Georganna Greene, Jodi Hays, Daniel Holland, Duncan McDaniel, Dana Oldfather, Joe Karlovec & Dax VanAalten.  The exhibition opens on October 13th, 2018 at 6PM.  Additional information on the artists included, is below.


Amelia Briggs received her BFA from Indiana University and her MFA from the University of Memphis. Her work is included in collections in Indiana and Tennessee. She has exhibited throughout the Mid-South and Mid-West including, Herron School of Art and Design, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, David Lusk Gallery, Solocumb Galleries, Hyde Gallery, and The Martha and The Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art.












Amelia Briggs, Smokestack, 2018


Matt Christy graduated in 2017 with a B.F.A. from Watkins College of Art and Design. After school, Christy wrote art reviews and lived in an intentional urban gardening community here in Nashville. Christy moved to the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon where he recently graduated.  He is completing my first novel and lives in Nashville, TN. 















Matt Christy, Untitled, 2018




Margie Criner is an American artist born in Detroit in 1968. Her work combines design with play.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Textile Design from Michigan State University in 1991 and has exhibited her work throughout the Midwest. Criner currently works and resides in Chicago.














Margie Criner, 2018



Georganna Greene earned her BFA at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She studied Art and Art History at Studio Art Centers International in Italy and is now based in Nashville working as a freelance artist.  Georganna has shown in numerous group exhibits over the last five years.   Her work is included in private collections in Tennessee, Georgia, New York, California, and Canada.















Georganna Greene, Kiss, 2018




Jodi Hays is the recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, an Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation grant and her works are included in collections of the J. Crew Company (NY), Nashville International Airport, Gordon College (MA) and the Tennessee State Museum. She received her M.F.A from Vermont College, her B.F.A. from The University of Tennessee and studied Foundations at School of Visual Arts (SVA). She moved to East Nashville in 2005 where she maintains a studio and pop-up gallery (DADU). Her practice includes work with COOP Gallery (a Nashville-based curatorial collective for which she was a founding member) and teaching.















Jodi Hays, Plan, 2018



Daniel Holland attended Watkins College of Art and Design. He has shown in multiple exhibitions around Tennessee, such as OZ Arts Nashville and The Red Arrow Gallery. Holland has been featured in the Nashville Arts Magazine as well as the Nashville Scene. Specializing in large scale abstract landscapes he captivates the viewer through his playfulness in color and simplistic design. Holland currently lives and works in Asheville, NC.















Daniel Holland, Coastal Birds, 2018




Duncan McDaniel is an interdisciplinary artist who uses elements of light, color, and sculptural design elements to portrait in his work. After Graduating from SCAD in 2006 the artist embarked on a creative exploration of his own place and time through the media of oil paintings, drawings, public art, or site specific installations. Duncan has exhibited in public collections and galleries throughout the southeast.
















Duncan McDaniel, Topper, 2018

Dana Oldfather is a painter who has exhibited nationally in galleries and museums including Library Street Collective, Detroit, Zg Gallery, Chicago, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York, and The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown. She was awarded the William and Dorothy Yeck Award for Young Painters, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, as well as residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Zygote Press. Oldfather was twice featured in the New York Times, and published in the book The Art of Spray by Lori Zimmer of Art Nerd New York. Her paintings are internationally collected privately and can be found in many public and corporate collections in the US including the Pizzuti Collection with The Joseph Editions, Eaton Corporation, MGM International, The Cleveland Clinic, and the prestigious Progressive Art Collection. Dana Oldfather currently works and lives just outside Cleveland, Ohio with her husband Randall and young son Arlo.

















Dana Oldfather, Fresh Fruit, 2018



Joe Karlovec earned an MFA in Painting & Drawing from Kent State University in 2015 after receiving a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009. His work has been exhibited throughout Ohio and beyond, including solo shows in Cleveland, Akron, Kent, and Southfield, MI. Karlovec’s work has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine (Volume 32), International Drawing Annual (Volume 8), and numerous group exhibitions from San Francisco, CA to Toronto, ON, Canada.















Joe Karlovec, Sublimata, 2018



Dax van Aalten was born in Clearwater, Florida in 1973. Van Aalten works predominantly in the medium of painting but also works with sculpture and photography. Van Aalten moved from Tennessee to Los Angeles in 1995 and exhibited with Cannibal Flower, an underground art movement as well as other galleries. Van Aalten moved to New York City in 2002 where he lived and worked until 2013. Now, once again a Tennessean, Van Aalten maintains a studio east of Nashville in the Cookeville area. He has had solo shows in New York City at Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden and Pocket Utopia, as well as several group shows including Gallery Zurcherin Paris, France. Van Aalten was a Fellows in Residence at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in 2014.









Dax VanAalten, Untitled, 2018


Additional and Hi-Res Images available on request for all works. 




The Red Arrow Gallery 

919 Gallatin Ave #4

Nashville, TN  37206

Hours:  11 – 3 PM Tuesday-Saturday

740.207.1986 Media Inquiries Direct

Exhibition title: Contemporary Art Nashville

Exhibition dates:  10/13/18-11/4/18




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