Wednesday, April 29, 2009

nashville Scene: First Saturday Gallery Crawl

Jason R. Butcher and Ann-Marie Manker at Twist Gallery
Away Team
Joe Nolan


Twist Gallery consistently finds a way to keep the First Saturday Gallery Crawl fresh, and this week is no exception. Twist has found a soul mate of sorts in Atlanta's Beep Beep Gallery--the two art spaces share a birthday--and this month finds them participating in a spontaneous artist-exchange exhibit. While Twist is sending Nashville faves Erin Plew, John Whitten and Duncan McDaniel to Atlanta, our home gallery will be hosting a pair of Atlanta artists whose individual, narrative works will be right at home at Twist. Jason R. Butcher's art explores his various personalities with pith and pathos alike, while Ann-Marie Manker's drawings depict her heroine-subject in a sexualized childhood fantasy where the Koalas are (almost) too cute for comfort.

Opening reception 6-9 p.m., May 2, as part of First Saturday.