Non-Profit Arts Professional, Locate Arts
in Nashville, TN
Brian is the co-founder and co-director of Locate Arts & Seed Space alongside his wife Carolyn Jobe. Locate Arts serves Tennessee by anchoring and spotlighting the contemporary visual art scenes in each region and fostering a unified statewide art scene. Their initiatives promote art dialogue between the different cities in the state, and between the state and the world.
Brian is an artist and administrator with art world experience in Tennessee, Texas, and New York. Additionally, he has taught at colleges and universities throughout Tennessee and Texas over the past 10+ years. He has also worked at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio, TX. He is a sculptor and exhibits his work nationally. Brian grew up in Memphis, TN.
Right Angle Reply (Tall Grasses): Expanding A Studio Practice
BY BRIAN JOBE
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 11, 2014
A recent permanent public artwork in Knoxville, Right Angle Reply (Tall Grasses), was recently unveiled at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum (July 10, 2014). This is a project that, while complete as a visual, sensory experience, has a notable story behind its creation. Artist Brian Jobe presents this story, revealing what influenced the project as well as the process of constructing the final finished work. He also shares his views about the potential benefits of artists engaging the community, something that has shaped his work and is a focus of his studio.