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Teri Dryden, "the zen of things" at B. Deemer
The latest solo exhibition of Teri Dryden's work at B. Deemer in Louisville finds work that is compellingly ambiguous and elusive. UnderMain contributing writer Joel Darland finds the connecting threads between the artist's work which is very much informed by Japanese aesthetic concepts.
Image: Installation view, Teri Dryden, "the zen of things", B.Deemer Gallery, Louisville.
Fixed in Place: Six Exhibitions at the Lexington Art League
The recent exhibition cycle at the Lexington Art League featured the work of six very different artists. Yet there was an underlying interest in the photographic image that connected the works of these artists. Joel Darland explores this connection in his review of these seemingly solo exhibitions.
Image: Lori Larusso, "Populist Clowd(er)", 2019, acrylic on four polymetal panels.
Reaching Critical Mass (IV)
Want a preview of UnderMain's upcoming CMIV at Lexington's 21C Museum Hotel? UnderMain's Tom Martin, who also hosts WEKU's weekly radio magazine Eastern Standard interviews Christine Huskisson, UnderMain co-publisher and CMIV creative director, to get a taste of this special event.
Tunis: Fly or Die's Jaimie Branch is Grounded and Fully Alive
Jaimie Branch's career has hardly been a straight path to the acclaim she is now receiving for her innovative trumpet playing and work with her jazz combo, Fly or Die. Walter Tunis gets the backstory from Branch. Their newly-released second album brings Branch back to Lexington for another performance at the end of March.
Image: "Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise" album cover
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Our plans remain in place for Critical Mass IV on Saturday, March 14, from 1-3 with a reception to follow. We will post any changes due to late-breaking developments in the management of the Coronavirus on our Facebook page,

At UnderMain we pride ourselves on the excellence and accessibility of our writing. This is a credit to the great corps of contributing writers and several are highlighted in this newsletter. We are looking to add to our corps with writers who are able to do occasional pieces for UnderMain. We pay for all content. We are looking for writers with the background and experience to do reviews and previews of:
  • Visual art exhibitions in Lexington Metro, Louisville Metro, Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati and around the region;
  • Classical, avant garde, experimental, and jazz music performances within the same region as above; and
  • Literary works by Kentucky authors or works that pertain to Kentucky including fiction, nonfiction, graphic works, and poetry.
Interested writers should send a resume and copies of three original relevant pieces to
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