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The LeQuire Gallery presents Marti Jones Dixon’s ‘Nashville’


Marti Jones Dixon’s Paintings Inspired by the Iconic 1975 Robert Altman Film

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28, 6 - 8 p.m.

What: The LeQuire Gallery presents Marti Jones Dixon’s ‘Nashville’ , a new series of paintings that capture “fractions”of human movement inspired by the iconic Robert Altman film. Moments captured include scenes with legendary actors like Lily Tomlin, Karen Black, Shelley Duvall, Jeff Goldblum depicted at the Parthenon, Nashville International Airport, or Elliston Place’s Exit/In, where Keith Carradine sings his Oscar- winning “I’m Easy”. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist and the exhibition on April 28th at 6 p.m.

A cornerstone of 1970’s American movie making, Robert Altman’s ‘Nashville’ is a panoramic view of the country’s political and cultural landscape set in Music City. Marti Jones Dixon’s ‘Nashville’ offers an occasion to celebrate the monumental and enduring effect of our city’s deep and rich culture, in a modernly retrospective way, while considering a broader scope.

The exhibition showcases this artist’s passion for understanding and capturing the human condition, depicted through one of the most iconic films, about one of the country’s most iconic cities. Dixon presents 12 paintings, mostly “in widescreen”, or a 10” x 20” or 15” x 30” rectangular format to complement their cinema graphic nature.

When: Opening Reception for the Artist Saturday, April 28, 6-8:00 p.m. Exhibition runs through June 2, 2018

Where: LeQuire Gallery 4304 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37209

Who: Marti Jones Dixon, is an American singer-songwriter and visual artist known for her albums (solo and with husband Don Dixon) and her paintings. She sings, records, and performs as “Marti Jones” and exhibits visual art as “Marti Jones Dixon”.

As a contemporary realist painter, Dixon has been praised for her ability to interestingly and accurately capture the spare, mundane moments of urban, everyday life often using strong, defined lighting in unassuming scenes. This artist’s knack for revealing human nature is shown deceptively simple, yet it is her decided and complex use of color, contrast, and

geometry, that subtly bring casual life moments to attention with an overwhelming familiarity.

Of Special Interest:

—Illustrator Bill Myers, who happens to live in Nashville, worked on the iconic ’70’s film creating much of the artwork including the opening credits, the soundtrack cover, the movie poster and the cover of the screenplay. Myers has agreed to exhibit some of the original artwork from the film during the run of the exhibit.

About Marti Jones Dixon

Marti Jones Dixon grew up in Ohio where she performed with her sisters in a folk music group and went on to graduate from Kent State with a degree in studio art. Marti has continued with a duel artistic career having recorded and performed with her producer/husband Don Dixon (REM, The Smithereens, Fetchin Bones) for decades while creating and exhibiting new visual art. She has more than 10 albums to her credit and has appeared on more than 35 albums including Joe Cocker, The Smithereens, Robert Crenshaw and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

LeQuire Gallery 4304 Charlotte Avenue ▪ Nashville, TN ▪ 615.298.4611


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