Marti Jones Dixon’s Paintings Inspired by the Iconic 1975 Robert Altman Film “Nashville,” on Display at Nashville’s LeQuire Gallery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marti Jones Dixon’s “Nashville,” a new series of paintings that capture “fractions” of human movement inspired by the iconic Robert Altman film, is on display through June 2 at the LeQuire Gallery.

The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist and the exhibition 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

Moments captured include scenes with legendary actors like Lily Tomlin, Karen Black, Shelley Duvall, Jeff Goldblum depicted at the Parthenon, Nashville International Airport, or Elliston Place’s Exit/In, where Keith Carradine sings his Oscar- winning “I’m Easy.”

A cornerstone of 1970’s American moviemaking, Robert Altman’s ‘Nashville’ is a panoramic view of the country’s political and cultural landscape set in Music City. Marti Jones Dixon’s “Nashville” offers an occasion to celebrate the monumental and enduring effect of the city’s deep and rich culture, in a modernly retrospective way, while considering a broader scope.

The exhibition showcases this artist’s passion for understanding and capturing the human condition, depicted through one of the most iconic films, about one of the country’s most iconic cities. Dixon presents 12 paintings, mostly in widescreen, or a 10” x 20” or 15” x 30” rectangular format to complement their cinema graphic nature.

Illustrator Bill Myers, who happens to live in Nashville, worked on the iconic ’70’s film creating much of the artwork including the opening credits, the soundtrack cover, the movie poster and the cover of the screenplay. Myers has agreed to exhibit some of the original artwork from the film during the run of the exhibit.

For more information, visit www.alanlequire.com.

About Marti Jones Dixon

Marti Jones Dixon grew up in Ohio where she performed with her sisters in a folk music group and went on to graduate from Kent State with a degree in studio art. Marti has continued with a duel artistic career having recorded and performed with her producer/husband Don Dixon (REM, The Smithereens, Fetchin Bones) for decades while creating and exhibiting new visual art. She has more than 10 albums to her credit and has appeared on more than 35 albums including Joe Cocker, The Smithereens, Robert Crenshaw and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

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