Michael Crumb

Fine Art of The Fantastic Facinates

Artists of fantastic modes have lately come to Chattanooga, joining those who already reside in this region. Chattacon, at its annual art show, hosted 40 artists, featuring largely fantasy science fiction works. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Features

An Artistic Labor of Love

Contreras’s vision, as exemplified in “Hands of God”, shows a cosmic view, and the two surfaces of curves and rises may be seen as abstractions of feminine forms and as abstractions of ancient fertility icons. more »

Apr 24, 2014 12:00 AM Arts

Exploring the Art Frontiers

Interestingly, Rasmussen has two sculptures named for important writers: “Cohen” and “Beckett.” These nuanced works suggest ways in which different kinds of art may inspire new art works. more »

Feb 20, 2014 12:00 AM Arts

Fantastic and Future

Those who like depth in their hangings may want to check into Chattanooga artist Star Roberts. Her constructions combine elements into stimulating, unique integrations. Like a “poetry of things.” Her works suggest thoughts brought together. more »

Feb 14, 2014 12:00 AM Arts

Why Anime Matters

Anime fan Lazarus Hellgate, of Chattanooga's Subterranean Cirqus performance troupe, agrees with Miller. "Anime writing is full of strange and interesting details that are really absorbing." more »

Dec 5, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

Women Seen By Women Seers

To be sure, throughout art history, men have dominated the representation of women, from deities and Madonnas to the ecstatic and sometimes lurid exploitation of the female nude, leading to the aesthetic theory of “the male gaze.” more »

Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

Novels At The World’s End

To return to Williams’ remarks: “The great difficulty of understanding, and communication, lies in the fact that we who are asked this question [see above] and those who ask it do not really inhabit the same universe.” more »

Jul 18, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

Life As a Moving Target

How do you think it feels to live in the crosshairs of a target scope? Shanequa Gay’s return exhibition at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, “The Fair Game Project,” shows many aspects of this oppressive condition. more »

Jul 4, 2013 12:24 PM Arts

The Art of the Cons

Unlike Chattacon, where artists display their work in a gallery-like setting, Con Nooga allows artists to present at booths so viewers can meet the creators as they encounter the art. This concentration of fantastic art can be wonderfully heady. more »

Feb 2, 2012 12:00 AM Arts