August 1, 2019

Nashville Roadside Drawings 2017-19:
Works by Paul Collins

The Framemaker proudly presents works by Nashville, Tennessee artist Paul Collins. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on August 1, 2019. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of August during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Paul Collins states: “I’ve been making drawings in public spaces for the last few years as a way of getting out of my comfort zone and learning about the world around me. Armed with a folding camp table and paper in a handmade backpack and a box of ink and brushes I walk around Nashville to find views and situations I haven’t seen or paid attention to before. This process is about paying attention and being paid back in moments of awareness. My interaction with passersby always generates insights about that place and new ideas about how to approach the next drawing.”  

Paul Collins is an artist, curator and educator in Nashville, TN. Paul has an MFA in Painting & Printmaking from Yale and has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony, Hambidge Center, Skowhegan, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Vermont Studio Center. His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Number and Native magazines.  Paul teaches at Austin Peay State University.