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WAG Welcomes McLean Fahnestock and Robert Scobey to October 3 Show

September 15, 2015

WAG presents Missed Call by McLean Fahnestock and Robert Scobey, adjunct faculty in the Department of Fine Art at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, during the October 3 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl.

Fahnestock’s work includes an interactive sculptural sound installation, utilizing cast seashells as vessels for sound, that considers how a new place is processed through knowledge of previously experienced locations, and a series of prints inspired by the Western idea of paradise as a desert island, called Good Director Islands.

Scobey will show two “excavated” books and graphite drawings, reflecting his interest in books as ruined information systems with archaeological possibilities.

About the artists

from McLean Fahnestock’s “Good Director Islands” series of prints, archival ink jet print, 24k gold leaf, laser etched glass (2013)

McLean Fahnestock received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University and MFA in Sculpture from California State University Long Beach. Her work has been exhibited and screened across the United States and Internationally in Ireland, Canada, Belgium, Germany and Japan. She has received an ARC Grant from the Durfee Foundation, two Hoff Foundation Grants, and was awarded a Professional Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council for Long Beach. Her work was included in a DVD compilation of short videos by the LA Film Forum. She was a finalist for a 2012 Vimeo Video Award and recently named “Most Promising New Artist” at MADATAC 05, in Madrid, Spain. • mcleanfahnestock.com

Robert Scobey, “Prado Gallery: New Guide,” carved book (2010-2015)

Robert Scobey holds a BA in Graphic Design (Lipscomb University, 2002) and an MFA (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2009). Scobey has worked as a freelance designer, artist assistant (Osvaldo Romberg), art preparator, graduate teaching assistant (PAFA), and independent figure drawing instructor. His artwork has been exhibited at juried shows around the States and at festivals and gallery exhibits in France and the UK. Scobey is currently a drawing instructor at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film and a member of Nashville-based COOP collective. • robertscobey.com

WAG–an acronym for Watkins Arcade Gallery–is located in suite 77 upstairs in the historic Arcade and is open the first Saturday evening of the month during each Art Crawl (from 6-9 p.m.), and by appointment.

Art Crawl logoWAG joins approximately 20 participating Art Crawl galleries along Fifth Avenue of the Arts and upstairs in the Historic Arcade. Admission is free, and the Nashville Downtown Partnership provides two free shuttles traveling among the venues.  For more information on the First Saturday Art Crawl, visit nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.

About WAG
The Watkins Arcade Gallery–WAG–is a public exhibition space of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film committed to serving the College community and the community at large through exhibitions and programs that enhance curriculum as well as engage a greater audience in the visual arts. WAG is dedicated to supporting the educational and cultural mission of the College by encouraging students to think independently and creatively about their art practice and role as critical thinkers within the cultural landscape. Now in its third year of programming, the venue presents shows year-round featuring work by Watkins students, alumni and other professional artists. For inquiries, contact WAG@watkins.edu. WAG is the second Watkins-run gallery space, joining the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, the primary exhibiting space on the College’s campus in Metro Center.