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Doris Wasserman - My Recent Travels

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Left: Unidentified Flying Objects (detail), acrylic, graphite and charcoal on canvas, 34" x 24"
Right: Busy Town (detail), acrylic, graphite, charcoal on Venetian plaster on canvas, 60" x 48"

Dec. 5, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017

Concourse C, between Gates 10 and 13

Doris Wasserman began her career in arts administration as a researcher, designer and illustrator for arts organizations, museums, galleries and colleges in both Canada and the U.S. As the director of the Marnie Sheridan Gallery at Harpeth Hall School, she is an activist for the Nashville arts community and an advocate for arts education. In 2009, Doris began a deliberate process of artistic discovery in which her representational work shifted to abstract painting. In 2015, she was selected to participate in the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville’s “Periscope” program for artist-entrepreneurs. She garnered the top award. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally. She is represented locally by Bennett Galleries.

About My Recent Travels
Wasserman states, “The marks I make today are rooted in my past. I grew up near the site of the largest known collection of First Nations rock carvings in Ontario, Canada. The site was named ‘Kinoomaagewaabkong’ by the Algonquin tribe, which translates to 'The Teaching Rocks.' These marks are considered religious artifacts intended to inform and protect us. I paint with two brushes at a time, one in each hand, using one brush to apply the paint and the other to remove it. I build layer upon layer, scraping back into the layers and begin building again. Washes of color set the stage while instinctive marks made with graphite, charcoal, brushes, sticks or other utensils convey the narrative. The language in my marks correlates to my childhood mark making instincts and a fascination with petroglyphs.”

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