Joe Nolan reviews Mary Addison Hackett: Crazy Eyes at David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, on view through November 8, 2014.
Nolan writes:"Hackett’s process is self-referential, with a wink at the viewer... The painting Studio Window encapsulates her project. Hackett paints what she sees when looking past the supplies and knickknacks that decorate a tabletop and windowsill—tree branches framing a view of wooded yards dappled with sunlight and the houses beyond. Her light-filled canvas glows with the clear-eyed optimism and attention to detail that she brings to every brush, can, plant, snow globe and clamp light, each resonating with loving labor."