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Don’t fight, build

There used to be a mural of the Nashville skyline on this wall whose creator I never identified. With this new mural, there is a name – Marlos E’van. According to his Instagram page, this boxing-themed mural is one of three murals he’s done recently in Nashville. I don’t know the location of the other two, but I’ll be looking for them. E’van is the co-creator of the McGruder Social Practice Artist Residency, which is housed in the C. E. McGruder Family Resource Center in North Nashville. Much of E’van’s work focuses on social critique, and according to this Burnaway interview with E’van, his book “Skull Microwave”  was once mistaken by TSA officials as terrorist propaganda. The picture above is not of the full installation, because a covered seating area blocks a full view. To the right of the two boxers there is a motto (see slide show below) – “Don’t Fight With 1 Another, Build With 1 Another” – hence the title of this blog post.

 

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Boxing Mural street art Nashville

Located at 405 Fisk Street. This is a small apartment building behind Fattoush Cafe and Jiffy Lube. Plenty of parking at Fattoush, so grab some grub and enjoy the art!

Put up your dukes!

TitleBox

I so wanted to post this New Year’s Day, in an “I’m ready for anything, 2018!” kind of mood, but alas, my internet was not cooperating. This potent Rachel Deeb piece is found on the side of the Church Street branch of Title Boxing Club. Deeb is a local artist, photographer, and graphic designer, who, from the looks of her website, has, in mural work, done mostly indoor work. Let’s hope she does more outdoor work! You can see a little of her work process on the boxing mural here.

Located at 1906 Church Street. The mural is on the west side of the building. During the work week, parking is problematic, as much of the nearby parking is private parking for local businesses. There is some public parking one block north on State Street.

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