Memphis 2021

May 23 - July 11, 2021
Presented by The Joe Orgill Family Fund for Exhibitions 
Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens 

Memphis has long been a national center for innovative cultural production. That tradition continues today, with visual artists working in a variety of genres and media across our city. Memphis 2021 celebrates the vibrancy and originality of artists working in Memphis in this third decade of the twenty-first century through more than fifty colorful paintings, prints, sculptures, examples of fiber art, and a special installation work, all by artists who have chosen to call Memphis home and invest in the local arts community.

The work on view in Memphis 2021 emphasizes color, texture, and scale, but also ingenuity, a sense of place and community responsibility, and an exciting look at what’s to come in Memphis in the 2020s. Come see new work by some of your favorite artists, and discover emerging artists already making their impact on the Bluff City.

RICK NITSCHE, The Milwaukee Road Jesse Davis, n.d. Ink and marker on paper. Courtesy of Eggleston Projects 


Brittney Boyd Bullock: Signs & Wonders 

April 11 – June 20, 2021
Mallory/Wurtzburger Exhibition 

Native Memphian Brittney Boyd Bullock is a visual artist, textile designer, and leather smith. Her work is informed by her interest in social change and community engagement. In addition to her own artistic practice, Bullock is interested in finding creative and artistic solutions to social problems in underserved communities.

Inspired by a glossary of visual text gleaned from contemporary and historic print culture, Signs & Wonders represents Bullock’s latest explorations of a variety of media. The exhibition includes photo collage, block-printing, and stamping, as well as large-scale works that incorporate facets of assemblage and textile design. Through two and three-dimensional examples, Bullock explores the tension between searching and finding, lightness and darkness. Contemplative and personal, her process-driven work interrogates what it means to be in full pursuit of a dream.

Brittney Boyd Bullock, Beloved, 2021; Fabric, ink, acrylic, ribbon, paper, fiber, aluminum foil, tulle, thread paste; 24 x 22 inches; Courtesy of the artist.


Meet the Dixons

June 6 – September 26, 2021
Interactive Gallery 
Liz and Tommy Farnsworth Education Building 

Meet the man and woman who made it all happen. Margaret and Hugo Dixon’s dream to leave a special space to highlight art, nature, and beauty came true in 1976 with the opening of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Learn about their personal lives, their collections, and their legacy.

Coming Up
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Third Thursdays: Open until 8pm
Special / Holiday Hours

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