Socially Awkward

by - May 27, 2013

Jill Wissmiller, Cowboy, digital video projected onto a glitter screen

Socially Awkward is an unaffiliated continuation of the recent Memphis Social exhibitions that took place the week of May 10th at various venues around the city. The opening will take place Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Crosstown Arts, 422 N. Cleveland, 6-8pm. There will be a short gallery talk with several of the artists immediately prior to the opening at 5:30 pm. 

The show will run through June 30. Open gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm.

Says curator Dwayne Butcher, "I was drawn to the word “social” more than anything in regards to this previous exhibition. The visual arts in Memphis has historically been traditional and conservative and primarily consists of landscape, figurative realism, and still-life painting. There is so much more to the visual arts in Memphis than this, especially in the context of social practices." 

Socially Awkward will feature video and installations from Jill Wissmiller, Brooke White, Coriana Close, Terri Phillips, and Georgia Creson. Each of their works are socially conscious pieces either from an environmental, gender, classicism, and/or political perspective.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dwayne Butcher at or Emily Harris Halpern at 

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