Julia Martin’s “Hold ME” at Ovvio Arte

Just off of 4th Street, at 425 Chestnut St, is the location of an art “space,” Ovvio. I’ve never been to Ovvio before, but it sounds like this space is more than simply displays of art at a gallery. Ovvio offers “full creative services,” meaning that they host all types of exhibitions, including “performances, installations, spectacles, and extraordinary events.” Founders, Veta Cicolello and Theo Antoniadis from Brooklyn, were recently featured in Her Nashville, and if you happened to catch the article you know these guys have a sweet home and are great artists themselves.

On Friday, April 29, Ovvio will host new work from a Nashville-native artist, Julia Martin.  The show is entitled “Hold ME,” and will consist of a collection of 12 pieces on both canvas and wood. Although the collection reflects Julia’s definitive style, “Hold ME” explores the subject matter through the lens of the question “what is a painting?” I’m no expert on art, all I know is that I like it. The first time I saw a piece of Julia’s art, I didn’t even know it was her own. Martin’s art is the album art for local musician, Tristen’s latest record, Charlatans At The Garden Gate. I love the album and I also love the artwork on the cover. This exhibition of Julia’s work will surely not disappoint, so make sure to make it to Ovvio for the Opening Reception tonight, April 29, from 6pm-10pm. Fortunately for you, if you can’t make it tomorrow night, the show will continue until May 21. See you there!