Mild Climate presents Worm's Work, a group exhibition at The Finishing School, a new project and exhibiton space in the School of Art's Thomas Street Art complex. The show will be on view from March 31– April 16, 2017. The Finishing School is located at 215 South Thomas Street.
Mild Climate is an artist and curatorial group based in Tennessee and New York City. The group is made up of April Bachtel, Willard Tucker, Jessica Machacek, David King and Joe Peragine.
- April Bachtel received a BA in Art Education and a BFA in Painting from Kent State University (2011), and she received her MFA in Studio Art from University of Tennessee (2014). She has studied at Oxbow School of Art and Artist Residency in Saugatuck, Michigan and was an artist in residence at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Her work has been exhibited at various locations including Des Lee Gallery in St. Louis, MO, the White Box Gallery in New York, NY, and Co-Prosperity Sphere Gallery in Chicago, IL. Currently, she is a Visiting Instructor at University of Alabama.
- Willard Tucker recieved his BFA from the University of Kentucky in (2006) and received his MFA from Ohio State University (2009). He was a founding member of the Coop Gallery in Nashville. His work has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine and Art Papers. After a brief teaching career in Nashville, he now lives with his family in Lexington, KY and works in the construction industry. Tucker's work explores the conflux of architecture, sculpture, and drawing.
- Jessica Machacek received her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She holds an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Georgia. Her work has been selected for numerous exhibitions nationally, and she has completed residencies at Vermont Studio Center and The Wassaic Project. Machacek is currently based in Athens, Georgia.
- David King is an artist in Nashville, TN. He holds a BA from the University of Tennessee and has studied at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. In 2012, he curated the group exhibition It’s Hot in a Dog’s Head at the Ground Floor Gallery + Studios (Nashville) and recently shown alongside collaborator, David Onri Anderson, in Living on Mousemeat at Track One (Nashville).
- Joe Peragine completed his BFA at University of Georgia (1983) and received his MFA in painting from Georgia State University (1995), where he is currently an Associate Professor in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. He recently completed a prestigious five year studio residency at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.