Crosstown Arts Fall 2022 resident artists R Jason Rawlings, Nelson Gutierrez, and Angelo Madsen Minax will present artist talks.
Free and open to the public. Masks are encouraged at this event.
R Jason Rawlings is a filmmaker and visual artist residing and working in Memphis, Tennessee. His work often revolves around the home and how our living spaces connect us to the world at large. The stories are born from a place, evolve from there, and are colored by the intricacies of the location. His most recent work, Natives, has been featured in both Indie Memphis and Oxford Film Festivals and awarded Best Director by the Mid-South Black Film Festival. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis film program.
Nelson Gutierrez is an artist exploring the constant struggle of individuals and some communities at large for a better life — resilience, hope, the search for common ground. His work is informed by personal and collective memories. It is composed of two- and three-dimensional pieces, conceptual objects and installations that reflect current socio-political issues. Different materials are juxtaposed in a way that provides symbolic relevance to the topic being explored. Diverse mediums are used to express feelings of collective longing, fear, grief and hope.
Angelo Madsen Minax is a filmmaker, visual artist, performer, and educator. His projects consider how human intimacies are woven through personal and collective histories, cultures, and kinships. His recent film, North By Current (2021), aired on season 34 of POV (PBS), was a New York Times Critics Pick, and has been called “A beautiful, complex wonder of a film,” by Rolling Stone. Madsen is currently a Guggenheim Fellow.