The Arts Company presents a First Saturday Pop-Up experience featuring the 2017 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Recipient and Warren County native Brett Warren.
While studying design and photography at Middle Tennessee State University, Warren became passionately inspired to present the world as it could be through images which would appeal to the mind and imagination. What started with a dream and a Nikon Cool Pix has turned into a means to convey emotion, and to share untold stories and convictions. Along the way he found encouragement through a personal encounter with Wayne White, a more-than-serendipitous internship with Annie Leibovitz, and invitations to shoot at New York Fashion Week.
Since 2011 he has produced multiple events, spoken at universities, worked behind the scenes on sets for Vogue, art directed major label music videos, and had his work featured in local and national publications. In addition, Warren has been highly active in the local community by serving on Nashville Fashion Week Advisory Council, and is an avid supporter of the Nashville fashion community. He has been recognized among his peers, for his “Point of View,” and built longlasting relationships with those in and out of the fashion world. While he has worked with easily recognized brands such as, Billy Reid, Surface Magazine, and GQ, he is just as passionate about working with some that may not be as familiar.
Warren’s exhibit, Photography Emporium, will explore the world of engineering prints, using a special technique in order to apply marbled abstract color to the existing colorless prints.
The pop-up exhibit will be experienced during First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown on April 1, 6 – 9 p.m.; continuing for two weeks, through April 15, during regular gallery hours,11a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, which is located at 215 5th Avenue of the Arts, North.
Warren’s Photography Emporium is about storytelling and communicating a message, using a mixture of escapism, concept, and color. Set dressing, prop construction, and great styling play integral roles throughout. In this project, intentional patterns of color simulate thoughts, words, and emotions of the subjects.
Two special pieces will be created to hang in The Arts Company streetfront display window that will have been dyed intensely. Lights from inside will illuminate the colors behind the print.
The Arts Company is a primary arts destination in downtown Nashville since 1996, representing artwork by artists from emerging to legendary, in photography, painting and sculpture. Presenting 12 exhibitions each year, collaboration with other galleries statewide, partnering with 5th Avenue of the Arts District to produce the First Saturday Art Crawl
Downtown, and specializing in full-service artistic resources for businesses and individuals.