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Chad Hollingsworth

Chad Hollingsworth
Sipario, sepia-quartz photography, 30" x 40" 
(For media: click to download 300ppi image)
June 11, 2013 - September 3, 2013
Concourse C, across from Gates 10 and 13
Chad Hollingsworth is not afraid to step outside the lines. The former owner of Take 121 Art Gallery in downtown Nashville now operates a custom framing and installation service from his home in Brentwood, Tenn. Hollingsworth’s sepia-quartz photography of Nashville is a high-contrast collection of images that are retrospective and architecturally current at the same time. If this work looks familiar, you might have seen it in the background of the popular television series “Nashville.”

About The Grand Octave
The Grand Octave collection represents familiar scenes in the Nashville landscape but with a different point of view – a contemporary artist’s eye. The work emphasizes the beauty in the elements we take for granted. Hollingsworth also want to bring an element of storytelling to his collection of photographs. One example is his image titled “Only Back Roads,” depicting Nashville’s contemporary, iconic tower amidst a slave wall and a trailer on a gravel road. “People wonder where on earth I found that rural glen so close to the city,” Hollingsworth said. “That’s part of the whimsy.” The Grand Octave is one collection under the name Loft Art. A contemporary collection of macro-photography has been released as well, and Hollingsworth plans to add collections of other cities.

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