Adrienne Outlaw, the one veteran of the Frist’s “Art of Tennessee” exhibit two years ago, comes across strongly in this show. … The show provides evidence for Outlaw’s range with “Trapped,” which takes a set of bed springs with no covering, pulls them together at the corners, and hangs them close to the ceiling. The compressed and folded coils create complicated patterns. Outlaw hit upon a simple idea that has appealing visual qualities while engaging her ongoing interests in psychological and domestic enclosure.

—Excerpt from David Maddox’s review of Fragile Species for the Nashville Scene, A&E, July 7, 2005



Trapped, Installation View

Metal, paint, wood

Installation Dimensions Variable

Bed Springs, 48″ x 48″ x 53″