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LORETTA ANA KAUFMAN - A SURVEY 1988 - 2018

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The Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville has scheduled a Survey of Loretta Kaufman’s work produced between 1988 to 2018.  This is a mixed media survey exhibition encompassing freestanding sculpture, wall sculpture, paintings, works on paper, and collage. 

Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media & Design with the Arts Commission curated the exhibition to a final selection of 18 works.

The exhibition will be held February 7, 2020 to April 3, 2020, in the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, 401 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Nashville City Center. The sculpture on exhibit is hand built stoneware and has been described as containing an interesting tension between symmetry and fluidity, with its raw unglazed surfaces and organic forms that undulate with life. 

Loretta’s acrylic paintings frequently allude to imagery found in nature and the natural world and have been reviewed as bold and arresting with triangular fragments creating a geometric puzzle of intricate beauty. 

The limited selection of works on paper again reference the natural world.   Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 8 am to 4 pm.  Phone:  615-532-9798.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

For nearly five decades Nashville sculptor and painter, Kaufman, has and continues to work with clay, fiber, wood, metal and paint.  Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Herald, Atlanta Art Papers, Charlotte Observer, Ceramics Monthly and Highbrow Magazine among others.  In 2018, her oil painting was published in the book of poetry “Gate Posts With No Gate – The Leg Paint Project” which carries an endorsement from author and curator, Sean Hemingway.  Her work is in the permanent collections of Environmental Research Foundation, Washington, DC; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX; Westpoint Stevens, New York, NY; Ensemble Musicale Chambre Orchestra, Johannesburg, South Africa; and Bank of America, London, England.  In 2017 she was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award for her sustained involvement in the visual arts.  She has received numerous awards for her work and has exhibited worldwide, including INDEX Dubai 2018, Dubai World Trade Center, UAE.   Loretta has also exhibited and received awards for her sculpture and paintings in Fusion Arts’ international exhibitions since 2015.  Her full biography is listed in Who’s Who in The South & Southwest, Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in America.       

For more information about Loretta and her work please visit her website:  https://lorettaanakaufman.artweb.com

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