Nashville Interiors continued

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Woman with a Piano, inkjet on aluminum, Daryl Thetford, 2017

to them layers of nuance and interest. Thetford has catalogued and clipped the urban world for years, though he grew up in rural Bradford, Tennessee.

Where Thetford’s subjects vear from his iconic guitars, bicycles, or city capes, his human figures show a mastery of gesture.

The human figures are not always comfortable in their relationship to Thetford’s intricate and color-rich urban ‘scapes’—which are more psyche than landscapes— and that is part of the compelling revelation of these ‘narratives.’

While not ‘comfortable,’ Thetford’s figures reveal an attempt
at ‘contemplation.’ His archetypal figures are shown in relationship to each other, as well as to broad constallations of ideas, even a darker ‘information age’ bombardment. This artist’s biography notes his first career was in counseling and that he counts Carl Jung as an influence.

First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown, presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts, is a monthly visual arts event in downtown Nashville that draws thousands of participants. On every First Saturday, an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively invite the public to explore the local art scene. Admission is free.