All My Rowdy Friends - Friday at the Rozelle Warehouse









Mark Nowell and The Rozelle Warehouse are proud to announce All My Rowdy Friends a show of collaborative works by four teams of collaborators.

There are four collaborative groups made up of various Memphis artists including: Dwayne Butcher, Tad Lauritzen Wright, Adam Farmer, Alexander Paulus, and Hamlett Dobbins. Dwayne, Tad, and Hamlett make up one crew. Alex and Adam make up another. Hamlett and Adam team up for some. And then Tad Lauritzen Wright with Hamlett Dobbins. Some of the collaboratives have cool names like Mellow Mountain Coalition, some of them are still working it out.

All My Rowdy Friends will run for one night only on Friday, May 24th from 6-8 pm at the Rozelle Warehouse.

The Rozelle Warehouse is located at 822 Rozelle.


Adam Farmer’s work has been included in a number of exhibitions including a group show at The Fire Department as well as Project Sketchbook in 2008. Additionally he was included in the 2009 Horn Island Exhibition, Recent Work at the P&H Center for the Arts, Stages, Caseworks Gallery at AMUM, Role Play, Concept Gallery on South Main. In 2010 he was included in the exhibitions Cusp and Fogpie at the New York Studio Space in Brooklyn, New York. Last year he had a show Christmas in Heaven at Odessa as well as Indie Memphis Film Festival Art Space at Playhouse on the Square. His Turn On Delight was the eighty-first show at Material in 2012. Additional images of Adam Farmer’s work can be found on his website:www.adamfarmer.tumblr.com.

Dwayne Butcher is Memphis' Own. He is an artist, curator, blogger, teacher, and chicken wing connoisseur. In 2011 his work was included in the exhibition Contemporary Art and the Moving Image, in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Greener on the Other Side in Chongqing, China. In 2010 his work was exhibited at the MMX Art Venue in Berlin, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, with experimental video installations in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Wigan, United Kingdom. In 2009 he was included in a survey of abstract painting and digital media at Cheekwood Museum in Nashville. He has been exhibited at the Oxford Film Festival, the University of Mississippi, Parallel Studios in Santa Fe, and at Zeitgeist in Nashville. Additional information about the artist can be found on his blogwww.artbutcher.blogspot.com and images of his work can be seen atwww.dwaynebutcher.com.

Tad Lauritzen Wright has been a mainstay of the Memphis arts community since graduating from the Memphis College of Art with his MFA in 2002. He has had one person exhibitions at Koelsch Gallery in Houston, Julie Baker Gallery in Nevada City, California, Anderson O’Brien Fine Art in Omaha, Nebraska as well as numerous one person shows at David Lusk Gallery in Memphis. Additionally he has written for regional arts quarterly Number Inc and served as curator for Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts’ Rickety Slick. Additional work can be seen at www.lauritzenwright.com.

The content of Alexander Paulus’s work includes evolution of the human body, biblical destruction stories, the human ability to be self-sufficient, redneck inventions, and redeveloping useless products. These topics may seem to have no correlation, but they all stem from his interest in questioning the “source”. By which he means the origin of all things. The minimal use of color, line, and shape represents the basic principles of learning. In order to understand the concept, it seems appropriate to provide the viewer with the least amount of information needed. Paulus’s work has been exhibited in St. Louis, Nashville, and Memphis. He currently teaches art courses at the Memphis College of Art and Southwest Tennessee Community College. For additional information about the artist visit his website: www.alexanderpaulus.blogspot.com.

A native of Tennessee, Hamlett Dobbins spent most of his life in Memphis. After completing his graduate studies at the University of Iowa he moved to Memphis where he worked as a curator for Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts. He has received a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation as well as the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Individual Artists Grant. He has shown his work throughout the region as well as at Art in General in New York, NP40 in Amsterdam, Dogmatic in Chicago, and Lump Gallery in North Carolina. Recently he was awarded the Rome Prize for 2013-2014 at the American Academy in Rome. Additional work can be seen atwww.hamlettdobbins.com.

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