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Art professor's work at Frist Center

An art professor at Austin Peay State University has his work featured at the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville.

Professor of Art Kell Black is one of four artists whose black-and-white drawings are part of an exhibition, titled Shades of Gray: Four Artists of the Southeast. The show opened June 20 and continues through Sept. 21.
An art professor at Austin Peay State University has his work featured at the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville.

Professor of Art Kell Black is one of four artists whose black-and-white drawings are part of an exhibition, titled “Shades of Gray: Four Artists of the Southeast.” The show opened June 20 and continues through Sept. 21.

The work was conceived to counter the exhibition, “Color as Field: American Painting 1950-75,” in which form and content are unified through the broad application of brightly colored areas of paint. Artwork in “Shades of Gray” includes gray, white and black, with the picture plane suggesting spatial ambiguity, mystery and personal and social narratives.

In addition to Black, the other three artists in the exhibition are Sue Mulcahy from Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin; Jane Allen Nodine, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, S.C.; and Carol Prusa, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla.

All four artists are members of the Southeastern College Art Conference, an organization of art faculty who promote the importance of art in higher education and in the community. -- Melony A. Jones