This month The Fugitive Art Center presents four artists:

Tim Dooley
and Aaron Wilson from Cedar Falls, Iowa:
Ed Wilcox emerges from Cheery Acres, his home in the Pennsylvania woods:
John Donovan, a new resident in Nashville comes to us via Pensacola, Florida.

May 8th – June 24th
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 8th, 7-9pm
with musical interludes by DJ Sparko
a LIVE musical performance by exhibiting artist

T. Dooley

Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson, have been working together for the last two years. During this time, they have taken their interests in digital printmaking techniques, non-conventional printmaking approaches and screen-printed sculpture merging them into collaborative installations. Whether working together or individually their theme park colors and hard edged orchestration formally connect surprising elements. Both teach at the University of Northern Iowa.


Ed Wilcox was born in Florida and moved around the world until attending The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. In 1992 Ed threw away a promising career as a light and set designer for theatrical groups and Nickelodeon, among others, to start the space metal band Temple of Bon Matin. A trailblazer for Providence RI’s Forcefield and other psychedelic punk along the way he’s played with punk rocker Mikey Wild and free jazz saxophonist Arthur Doyle. His visual art has evolved from an early academic rigor to visionary comic books. His show last August with art collective Dearraindrop at Little Cakes Gallery in New York drew praise from The New York Times and Artforum who calls Ed “a man of some cult renown-chiefly in his capacity as front man for the space-metal band Temple of Bon Matin- and many talents…he writes music, paints, sculpts and creates addled, visionary comic books…his penchant for collaged bits of pop-culture flotsam, his promiscuous blending of outmoded styles, and his shambling, DIY sensibility all seem up-to-the-minute, though he’s been laboring in pseudo obscurity for years.”

John Donovan is a new addition to Nashville’s artist community leaving The University of West Florida In Pensacola where he taught and lived for 5 years. Mr. Donovan was born and raised on the Gulf Coast, received his BFA from Loyola University in New Orleans, and his MA and MFA from Stephen F. Austin State University. He exhibits regularly at LeMieux Gallery in New Orleans and was recently in The Cumberland Gallery’s Small Packages group show. Exhibiting in the Fugitive’s Hall Gallery Donovan’s collection of ceramic Buddha’s, titled Glorious Gifts!, concerns religion’s abilities to motivate, inspire, contradict and still retain a presence in a changing, often conflicting world arena.


Gallery hours:
Saturdays 12-5pm, Sundays 12- 3pm or by appointment, come by and see us

Directions to Gallery:
From Downtown, 8
th Ave. south to Chestnut St., turn left (east), go past baseball stadium, follow sharp curve to left, go right on Martin St., go left on Houston St. The gallery is half way down the block on the left. [view a map]

T. Dooley

A. Wilson

For more information contact Jack Dingo Ryan by phone (615.294.5776) or email (