William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp: At Home at the Dixon

January 26 – March 22, 2020
Presented by The Joe Orgill Family Fund for Exhibitions
Organized by the Eggleston Art Foundation with Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Over the fireplace in the Dixon Residence Living Room hangs A Memory by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916).  The painting, created around 1910, depicts a woman seated in a genteel domestic interior opening on to a sunlit Italian garden.  In subject matter and style, the painting speaks to a particular appreciation of “the beautiful” that has not lost its appeal more than a century later.

Inspired by Chase’s painting and the specific architecture of the Residence galleries, the Dixon has invited two pioneering American artists, William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp, to present their work in unexpected conversation.

William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp: At Home at the Dixon juxtaposes floral, garden, and still life imagery in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century painting with photographs by William Eggleston and computer animations by Jennifer Steinkamp that focus on similar themes.  Each artist’s chosen medium allows them to make new commentaries on these traditional subjects, making an intriguing connection between historic and contemporary art.


William Eggleston, Untitled, c. 1976; Dye transfer print; Courtesy the artist and Eggleston Art Foundation 

Jennifer Steinkamp, Diaspore 2, 2014; Computer animation; Variable dimensions; Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and geengrassi, London

Sponsored by: Preston Dorsett | Nancy and Steve Morrow | Joe Orgill Fund for Exhibitions | Gwen and Penn Owen | Chris and Dan Richards | Trish and Carl Ring | Barbara and Lewis Williamson | Ann M. Mullis 


 


Interactive Gallery: Kong Wee Pang 

January 25 – March 8, 2020
Interactive Gallery 

Merging her dynamic aesthetic and whimsical imagination, Kong Wee plans to create an interactive space with modular mural elements that will allow the viewer to participate in the creative process.

Kong Wee Pang in the driver's seat of the Art to Grow van, featuring her design


 


2020 Memphis Flower Show: A Bird’s-Eye View of Memphis

April 3 – 5, 2020
Organized by the Memphis Garden Club, member Garden Club of America


 

 
Memphis 2020 

April 12 – July 5, 2020
Presented by The Joe Orgill Family Fund for Exhibitions
Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens 

Juan Rojo, Ladybug, 2018; Acrylic on polite mounted on board; Courtesy of Jay Etkin Gallery 


 


Honoré Daumier and the Invention of French Fashion

April 12 – July 5, 2020
Presented by The Joe Orgill Family Fund for Exhibitions
Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens 

Afternoon Dress, ca. 1855-1865; Silk taffeta, silk thread; Collection of the Mint Museum, Museum Purchase: Exchange funds from the gift of Mrs. Ashlyn L. Cannon, 2005.36.2a-c


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