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Jack Spencer

Frist Center to exhibit Contessa Gallery artist and Nashville photographer Jack Spencer’s work

July 9, 2013 - Contessa Gallery

NASHVILLE — The work of Nashville-based photographer Jack Spencer will be on view at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts from July 12-Oct. 13 in the Center‟s Upper-Level Galleries.

The first major museum exhibition of the artist‟s work, “Jack Spencer: Beyond the Surface” is composed of 70 photographs — selected by the artist and Mark Scala, chief curator at the Frist Center — that reveal the artist‟s interest in the ephemerality of life, the subjectivity of perception and the overriding value of beauty.

Spencer is renowned for his toned photographs and Southern subjects, but for many years he has focused on other regions and produced color work that approaches pure abstraction.