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2017 exhibitions

Meandering Mythologies: Timothy Massey and Gary Monroe

January 6 - 26, 2017

Meandering Mythologies is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Timothy Massey and Gary Monroe. Timothy Massey is the associate professor of art and chair of the Art Department at SUNY Brockport. He also serves as the director for the Tower Fine Art Gallery at SUNY Brockport. He studied printmaking and drawing at the University of Tennessee and Ohio State University. Gary Monroe is an artist from Knoxville, Tennessee who has exhibited nationally since the 1980’s. Most recently Monroe’s work has been featured in one-person exhibitions at the Estel Gallery, Nashville, TN, in 2011; the Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College in 2011; the Leu Art Gallery at Belmont University, Nashville, TN in 2009; and the Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY, in 2006. 

Intersections: an exhibition of glass from Ball State

February 3 - 25, 2017

Ball State University Glick Center for Glass opened in fall 2011 and this relatively new program has made significant grown and national recognition with the support of fellow educators and artists using this medium. Joining Ball State University faculty and students in this exhibit are Jonathan Chapman and Kristin Thielking from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens-Point, and Eoin Breadon from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. It is through the intersections of Ball State University's students and their mentors that the glass program is evolving from its regional prominence to national recognition.  The glass program, and the Glick Center for Glass at Ball State marks a return of glass production to Muncie. The university gets its name from the Ball brothers who had a food storage manufacturing business in New York and Muncie that made sealable glass jars for home canning – colloquially known as ball jars. In the 1880s glass manufacturing was moved from New York to Muncie due to an abundance of natural gas in the area. By 1917, the brothers had bought the foreclosed Indiana Normal University and gave it to the state of Indiana, creating what would become Ball State University.

Open Ended: films by Kevin Jerome Everson

March 3 - 31, 2017

With a sense of place and historical research, Kevin Jerome Everson's films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. The subject matter is the gestures or tasks caused by certain physical, social-economic, and environmental conditions in the lives of working class African Americans and other people of African descent. Instead of standard realism he favors a strategy that abstracts everyday actions and statements into theatrical gestures, in which archival footage is re-edited or re-staged, real people perform fictional scenarios based on their own lives and historical observations intermesh with contemporary narratives. The films suggest the relentlessness of everyday life—along with its beauty—but also present oblique metaphors for art-making. This exhibition is in partnership with The Public Cinema and Big Ears music festival.

Breach: Alison Saar

April 7 - 29, 2017

Alison Saar weaves narratives relating to the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 into the mixed-media sculpture and paintings featured in Breach. Saar explores issues of gender, race, racism, and the African diaspora. She mines mythology, ritual, history, music, and her biracial heritage as sources for her work. During a 2013 residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Saar was dismayed to see how little had been done to rebuild African American communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina eight years earlier. Upon her return to Los Angeles, she began researching the histories of American floods and the effect on African Americans. The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927, described as one of the worst natural river disasters in U.S. history, piqued her interest. Heavy rains resulted in the river breaching levees, creating a historic catastrophe that had a profound impact on the life of African Americans living in the Mississippi Delta. The flood exposed the conditions of poor African American sharecroppers and tenant farmers and their relationship with cotton plantation owners. The flood also resulted in social, cultural, federal policy, and political changes. With water imagery woven throughout, Breach is the culmination of Saar’s creative research on American rivers and their historical relationship to the lives of African Americans. Through mixed media sculpture, paintings, and works on paper, she explores floods not only as natural phenomena; but also the complex interaction of social, cultural, and political factors associated with flooding and its aftermath.

ARTSOURCE 2017

Every day, Knox County art teachers devote their time and energy to cultivating creativity and critical skills in their students. For more than a decade, Art Source, the exhibition dedicated solely to Knox County art educators, has given these same teachers an opportunity to nourish and showcase their own artistic talents.

Living On: Tennessee Survivors and Liberators

June 2 - July 27, 2017

The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present Living On an exhibition of 24 portraits of holocaust survivors and liberators living in Tennessee by Robert Heller. Heller, a professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee since 1986, received his B.S. and M.A. degrees in photojournalism from Syracuse University. He taught photography and graphics for five years at the University of Miami, and was publications designer and photographer at the State University of New York College at New Paltz, and Elmira College in New York. Heller also taught photography at The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York. His photographs have been selected for numerous juried exhibitions and he continues to do freelance work in both graphic design and photography. Living On is a project of the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, which is funded by an annual appropriation from the Tennessee State Legislature and by private donations. Assistance in the development of this documentary project was provided, as well, by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. The traveling exhibition was curated by Susan W. Knowles.

 

Reprocessed

August 4 - 19, 2017

Reprocessed is an exhibition of art by three Knoxville artists who use found imagery and materials to create their unique pieces. The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to display woven work by Judi Gaston and mixed media pieces by Kelly Hider and Beth Meadows. Judi Gaston recalls as a child poring over books with photographs of exotic places. Now she seizes every opportunity to visit far away lands – Kenya, India, Peru, the Amazon Basin, Australia, Samoa… She tries to incorporate some of the contributions that these cultures have made, blending them in new and distinctive forms using old buttons, beads, patching, knotting and embroidery techniques in her woven clothing. Along with her wearable fashions, she also designs a recycled wearable art series. She likes making wearables that have a history of having lived previous lives. Beth Meadows‘ artwork is inspired by fashion and design, folk art, children’s books, and the strength, confidence, and beauty of women. She lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kelly Hider was raised in Rochester, NY. She received her BFA from SUNY Brockport in 2007, and an MFA from the University of Tennessee in 2011. She is a founding member of the Vacuum Shop Studios, where her studio is currently located, and is Co-Chair of the Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibit. Hider is the Gallery Coordinator at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and resides in Knoxville, TN.

 
Dual Current: Inseparable Elements in Painting and Architecture

September 1 - October 7, 2017

Dual Current: Inseparable Elements in Painting and Architecture, curated by Gabriele Evertz, examines the relationship between painting and architecture in a contemporary context through color, shape, and theory. The artists whose works are featured in this exhibition are: Josef Albers (American, born Germany, 1888–1976), Matthew Deleget (American, born 1972), Peter Dudek (American, born 1952), Cris Gianakos (Greek-American, born 1934), Michelle Grabner (American, born 1962), Lynne Harlow (American, born 1968), Changha Hwang (Korean, born 1969), Russell Maltz (American, born 1952), Rossana Martinez (Puerto Rican, born 1969), Kristine Marx (American, born 1969), and Manfred Mohr (German, born 1938). Their works link three-dimensional space and the picture plane to create radical new forms. 

Morehshin Allahyari

October 20 - November 22, 2017

Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Morehshin was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century. Morehshin is the co-author of The 3D Additivist Cookbook in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke– (published on December 2016 online in 3DPDF format and in print by the Institute of Networked Cultures). Her modeled, 3D-printed sculptural reconstructions of ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS, titled Material Speculation: ISIS, have received widespread curatorial and press attention and have been exhibited worldwide.

Nocturnal Suns

December 1, 2017 - January 6, 2018

An exhibition of work by 4 professors from the University of Tennessee School of Art: Emily Bivens, 4D;  John Kelley, 4D,  Mary Laube, painting; and John Powers, sculpture. 


2016 exhibitions

You Call That Art!: an exhibition of editorial cartoons by Charlie Daniel

December 4 - January 29, 2016

The exhibition featured a large selection of “Rosy’s Diner” cartoons as well as a variety of subjects and themes from the past two decades. Charlie Daniel came to Knoxville in 1958 as the editorial cartoonist for The Knoxville Journal. He moved to the Knoxville News Sentinel in January 1992 and has been the editorial cartoonist here ever since.

Science and Nature: Larry Brown

February 5 - 27, 2016

Larry Brown is a painter who has taught drawing in the Cooper Union School of Art Since 1991. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona.

Larry’s paintings and works on paper are based on concerns with relative relationships between science and nature. His most recent work is defined by a geo-political narrative focused on ecological and geological tensions related to the environment and climate.

Allison Berkoy - PERFORMANCES / Jonathan Lukens - time-based Visualizations of Local Particulate Matter Data

March 4 - 26, 2016

Allison Berkoy presents recent works in video, electronic sculpture, and interactive installation. The exhibition features performances by tea cups, a cockroach, a clock, projected actors, computer algorithms, and more.

Jonathan Lukens employs design as a means of understanding and explaining relationships beyond the visual. This exhibition presents time-based visualizations of particulate matter data recorded at an air monitoring station near Pearl Place and Stewart Street in Knoxville. Particulate matter is a term for airborne pollution in the form of very small particles which can pass through the throat and nose and enter the lungs.

Modes of Faltering: Shambhavi Kaul

April 1-2, 2016

Artist Shambhavi Kaul premiered her latest video installation, Modes of Faltering, at the UT Downtown Gallery as part of a special exhibition in collaboration with the Big Ears music festival. Kaul's work has been exhibited in galleries and on the film festival circuit, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlinale, the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival, Rotterdam, the Edinburga International Film Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Shanghai Bienniale.

ARTSOURCE 2016

May 6 - 20, 2016

Every day, Knox County art teachers devote their time and energy to cultivating creativity and critical skills in their students. For more than a decade, Art Source, the exhibition dedicated solely to Knox County art educators, has given these same teachers an opportunity to nourish and showcase their own artistic talents.

Through the Lens of Ed Westcott

June 2 - August 6, 2016

In 1942, the Army Corps of Engineers relocated James Edward Westcott to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and assigned him the task of official photographer for the Manhattan Project - a massive wartime effort to produce the first atomic bomb. As secrecy of the project was paramount, the "atomic" city was fenced, and communication with the outside world was limited. What is more, no cameras were allowed inside its boundaries.

Thus, Westcott became not only the official photographer for the Manhattan Project, but he also became the sole photographer of the social and recreational events of Oak Ridge. It is only through Westcott's photographs that the visual history of Oak Ridge can be appreciated.

Top Soil: Body Farm

August 19 - 27, 2016

Top Soil: Body Farm is an exhibition of the incoming class of 2019 MFA students. The exhibition includes, Printmaking, Transmedia & Design, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and installations. These student artists have chosen UTK School of Art as their home for the next three years to complete their Master of Fine Arts Degree. The exhibition highlights their current work and their artistic accomplishments prior to arriving at the University of Tennessee.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Katie Gentner - painting and drawing, University of Wisconsin, Parkside;  Eric Hines - painting and drawing, Ohio State University;  Miles Ingrassia – printmaking, OCAD University, Canada; Holly Kelly – sculpture, Massachusetts College of Art & Design; Cara McKinley – ceramics, Florida Atlantic University; Rachel Sevier – ceramics, Southeastern Louisiana University;  Mengmeng Shang - Transmedia Design, Communication University of China; Lila Shull – printmaking, Winthrop University; Baxter Stults – printmaking, University of Alabama, Huntsville; Michael Tracy - painting and drawing, University of Iowa.

Persona: Process Portraiture

September 2 - 30, 2016

UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present, Persona: Process Portraiture, and exhibition of work by Leah Schrager, Marcia Goldenstein, Judith Page, and Gail Skudera

 

 

Fired Up! UT Collects Ceramics

October 4 - 29, 2016

UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present, Fired Up! UT Collects Ceramics, a collection of work from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection as well as from private collections of professors, staff and community members. 

Guts Coming and Going: Jessica Ann

November 4 - 23, 2016

An exhibition of new and recent works by artist Jessica Ann entitled; Guts Coming and Going. Featuring video, sculpture, and interactive installation, the exhibition explores the material potential at the edge of the world wide web. Composed of many parts, each component is networked together by Ann’s desire to meet what she calls the “aggregate monster.” An entity lurking and learning amidst the ever cooled data banks of your external and eternal memory. Data siphoned daily among a trillion other self published transmissions, happening across facebook, text messages, phone calls, emails, twitter, cameras, and networked refrigerators. What fabulation might emerge among all this noise is presented here as objects and subjects oozing off the grid and into mixed reality.

Drawn But Not Forgotten

December 2 - 23, 2016

The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present a selection of sketches and lithographs from the Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection. On display are working and finished sketches and print portfolios from four illustrators working during the “Golden Age” of illustration. The four men whose works you see here, worked tirelessly drafting ad campaigns, illustrating children’s books, comic strips, and covers for weekly publications, such as The Saturday Evening Post. The Ewing Gallery is fortunate to have acquired many of these works through generous gifts to the gallery. The 4 drawings on display by F.R. Gruger were given by his son, F.R. Gruger Jr.. The sixteen lithographs illustrating scenes from Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer were given by Harold Shaw. Many of the illustrations by Walter Haskell Hinton were given by his son, Ray Hinton and later by his children as part of Ray’s estate. The illustrations and prints by Harrison Cady were gifts of David Eldredge, a nephew of Cady. We hope you enjoy this opportunity to see the works of these four illustrators from the Ewing Collection exhibited together for the first time. Take time to notice each artist’s unique illustration style and choice of media.

 


2015 exhibitions

Paul Sacaridiz: Configurations

January 23 - February 28, 2015

The work in this exhibition explores the non-objective and propositional quality that sculpture can have, and the ways in which we can understand something devoid of specificity and illustration. Presented on custom-built risers and linear structures, individual components are often physically or conceptually networked together with arrangements of objects ranging from the random and chaotic to the precise and articulate. Through careful positioning and intentional framing the works are suggestive of abstracted models and diagrammatic systems that allude to a sculptural logic that is both pragmatic and allusive at the same time. 

TIme and Again: Ruth Wesiberg

March 6 - 27, 2015

Ruth Weisberg has been an important influence on printmaking both as an artist and educator. Her creative activity and scholarship encompasses not only studio production in printmaking, painting, and drawing, but central and influential articles, essays and book chapters that have played a vital role in advancing print theory. Her 1986 essay “Syntax of the Print” published in the Tamarind Papers is frequently assigned to students in printmaking programs and remains relevant almost 30 years after it was first published. As one of her nominators, Mark Pascale, Associate Curator of Printmaking at the Art Institute of Chicago, praised not only her work as a printmaker and draftsman, he also emphasized her writings as an important contribution to the field of printmaking. Ruth Weisberg is 2015 recipient of the SGC International Printmaker Emeritus Award.

ARTSOURCE 2015

April 3 - 17, 2016

Every day, Knox County art teachers devote their time and energy to cultivating creativity and critical skills in their students. For more than a decade, Art Source, the exhibition dedicated solely to Knox County art educators, has given these same teachers an opportunity to nourish and showcase their own artistic talents.

Strangers and Stand-Ins: Sunita Prasad

April 22-25, 2016

The three works on display express my desire to distill and undermine normative expectations about which behaviors and expressions are appropriate for whom. A choreographic example can be found in Presumptuous?, an ongoing video series shot in cities around the world which disrupts the codes of urban co-existence by inserting hyper-intimate and often queer interactions into public space.

The Civil War Series: Richard J. Lefevre

May 1 - June 27, 2015

Richard J. LeFevre's Civil War Series presents the history of the War Between the States (1861 – 1865) through works on paper that depict 32 of the war's most significant battles. By combining his love of history and his skill as an illustrator, LeFevre used inventive mixed-media techniques to create these powerful images inspired by his personal investigation into that terrible and definitive era.

Life in Light: An Exhibition of Poems in Paintings

August 7 - 15, 2015

Life in Light is an exhibition of paintings inspired by the poetry of local doctor, Humayun Kabir. Dr. Kabir's poetry has been transformed into image by Bangladeshi artist, Mostafiz Karigar.

Non-Exempt: A Staff Exhibition

September 4 - 26, 2015

Our hardworking staff members step out from behind the scenes and exhibit what they work on when they're not at work. 

Media and subject matter were not stipulated at the outset of this exhibition. The pieces on display, therefore, represent an honest 'work sample' from a talented segment of the UT community in the School of Art and College of Architecture and Design whose artistic skills might otherwise remain unrecognized outside of their duties as staff members.

Devin Balara – Metal Shop Tech, Sculpture/Installation; Mike C. Berry – UT Downtown Gallery Manager, Painting; Eric Cagley – Ewing Gallery Staff, Painting; Debbie Cooper – School of Art Staff, Quilting; Heather Eades– Media Pool, Painting; Jeremy Hammond– Wood Shop Manager, Sculpture; Tally Locke – Fab Lab Manager, Sculpture; Sarah McFalls – Ewing Gallery Staff, Multi-media installation; Hannah Shimabukuro –Printmaking Tech, Installation/photography; Jason Tyler -School of Art Media Tech, Photography

Lorrie Fredette: between locations

October 2 - 31. 2015

Lorrie Fredette creates site-specific investigations that examine beauty, harmony, and comfort to comprehend the incomprehensible aspects of infection, pandemic and the plague.

Her pieces have been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo and group exhibitions in the US and Europe. Exhibition venues include Cynthia –Reeves Project (Brattleboro, VT), Art Southampton (Southampton, NY), Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ), Bank of America Headquarters (Charlotte, NC) Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA), Cape Cod Museum of Art (Dennis, MA) and Jyvaskyla Art Museum (Jyvaskyla, Finland) Fredette holds a BFA in sculpture from the Herron School of Art / Indiana University. Cynthia-Reeves in New York represents her work.

John Messinger

November 6 - 28, 2015

John Messinger combines elements of photography and tapestry to create large-scale, 3-dimension mixed media artworks. His body of work consists of thousands of individual 3.25” x 4.25” instant photographs assembled together to create photographic tapestries that examine the proliferation and ubiquity of the photograph in the digital age.

Inspired by the notions of singularity and time, Messinger combines hundreds of varying images and transforms them into a single experience. His work fuses indexical and abstract imagery to question the notion of photography, photographer, and subject. 

You Call That Art!: an exhibition of editorial cartoons by Charlie Daniel

December 4 - January 29, 2016

The exhibition featured a large selection of “Rosy’s Diner” cartoons as well as a variety of subjects and themes from the past two decades. Charlie Daniel came to Knoxville in 1958 as the editorial cartoonist for The Knoxville Journal. He moved to the Knoxville News Sentinel in January 1992 and has been the editorial cartoonist here ever since.


2014 exhibitions

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2013 exhibitions

Northern Exposure

January 23 - 25, 2013

In the summer of 2013, six students accompanied Ewing Gallery director, Sam Yates to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, New Haven, and Washington DC. They visited major art museums, had studio visits with artists, and learned about the contemporary art world. The work on display was inspired by their travels. The exhibiting students are, Alexandra Gellis, Eric Cagley, Brandon Donahue, Sarah Campbell, Jessica Beeler, and Kelly Householder.

Chad Curtis: Panorama of Desire

February 1 - 23, 2013

Chad D. Curtis is an artist and technologist living and working in Philadelphia. Drawing inspiration from both digital technology and homebrew DIY makers, Curtis's work examines the abstraction of materiality in the digital age and the effects of high technology on the relationship between human beings and the natural environment. Curtis has exhibited internationally, including more than fifty solo and group exhibitions in the past ten years. He holds an M.F.A. from Alfred University and is an Associate Professor at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

William Lamson: Fieldwork

March 1 - 2, 2013

William Lamson is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in video, photography, performance, and sculpture. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and a number of private collections. Since graduating from the Bard M.F.A. program in 2006, his work has been shown at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, P.S.1 MOMA, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, among others. Lamson is currently working on two installations for Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York. 

NEXUS 2013

March 25 - April 6, 2013

As one of the Dogwood Arts Festival's featured exhibits, NEXUS, showcases national and international artists working in contemporary sculpture and 3D media. Indoor sculptures comprising all styles and genres from emerging and established artists were selected by nationally recognized juror, Durant Thompson, for exhibition at the University of Tennessee's Downtown Gallery.  Durant Thompson is an Associate Professor of sculpture in the Department of Art at the University of Mississippi. In 1997, Durant received a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and in 2001 he earned an MFA in Sculpture from Louisiana State University. He has also worked at The Johnson Atelier School of Technical Sculpture in New Jersey and at the University of Southern Mississippi as a technician and instructor before accepting his current position.

MFA: Greg Daiker, Alex Merchant, Shelly O'Barr, and Neil Ward

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

 

ARTSOURCE 2013

May 3 - 18, 2013

Every day, Knox County art teachers devote their time and energy to cultivating creativity and critical skills in their students. For more than a decade, Art Source, the exhibition dedicated solely to Knox County art educators, has given these same teachers an opportunity to nourish and showcase their own artistic talents.

Knoxville Watercolor Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition

June 7 - 29, 2013

The KWS celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of works by the current members as well as highlighting the founding members: Robert Birdwell, Ted Burnett, Richard Clarke, Kermit "Buck" Ewing, George Galloway, Martha Godwin, Arlene Goff, David Joyner, Josephine Mayo, Margaret Scanlan, Walter "Holly" Stevens, Carl Sublett, and Betsy Worden.

Print Resonance

July 5 - 27, 2013

Fifty graduate students and faculty members at five universities: the University of Alberta, Canada; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium; Silpakorn University, Thailand and Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan created prints specifically for this project. The participating artists made their prints on the same size paper, allowing the viewer to focus on the image, rather than the scale of the work. The audience is encouraged to consider the artistic expression from each university and to find commonality across geographic and cultural borders, as the printmakers share ideas about their own interests, lives, and values.

The works were created using various print techniques, which include inkjet, etching, drypoint, chine-colle, lithography, woodcut, intaglio and blind printing. This portfolio is a limited edition of 10 copies, two for each of the five universities, with the goal of further development of printmaking education around the globe.

20 Years After

August 2 - 24, 2013

The University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery is excited to present "20 Years Later, UTK School of Art, MFA Class of 1993."
This exhibition features the work of 14 MFA artists from the UTK School of Art Class of 1993. Artist's will be displaying work that is current or important in their journey in fine arts over the last 20 years. The UT MFA program attracts students from different regions of the United States as exemplified in this exhibition, which include artists from Mississippi, Florida, Minnesota, New York, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. Artists included in the exhibition:  Scott Palmer -- Ceramics, Annette Bongers - Ceramics,  Melody Reeves -- Printmaking, Rob Tarbell -- Painting,  Eric Fracassi -- Sculpture, David Deitrick -- Graphic Design, Eric Smith -- Graphic Design,  Joel House -- Sculpture, Melanie McLaughlin -- Graphic Design, Kris Rehring Jones -- Graphic Design, Debi Henry Danielson -- Painting, Brad Cantrell -- Ceramics, Laurie Robichaux -- Ceramics, Earl Watson -- Graphic Design.

Sweetbreads

August 23 - September 1, 2012

The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to exhibit the work of our first year graduate students who are entering the UT School of Art Graduate program within their various disciplines. The exhibit showcases the outstanding talent and artistic visions of these new students, which includes painting, printmaking, graphic design and sculpture works. The following artists exhibited work: James Boychuck-Hunter, David Harman, Raluca Iancu, Kevin Kao, Alexandra Kirtley, Kevin Varney, and Thomas Wharton

Echo of the Object

September 6 - 26, 2013

"Echo of the Object" is an exhibition by the artists and Ball State faculty members: Hannah Barnes, Jennifer Halvorson, David Hannon, and Jacinda Russell. This exhibition will bring together several series of works in drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. Each body of work explores how objects of symbolic or personal significance play a role in the construction of memory, identity, and meaning. The metaphor of containment is a consistent theme in each artist's work, both in the use of objects whose literal function is to contain (bags, jars, boxes), and also in the suggestion that seemingly insignificant objects have a certain capacity to become filled with meaning. Time, humor, absurdity, the domestic, and the everyday are additional themes this exhibition will seek to explore.

Ossuary: A project by Lorrie Beth Clarke

October 4 - 26, 2013

Three hundred artists have contributed to Ossuary. Their work, in many media, includes single bones, clusters of bones, and art works inspired by, using, or playing with the idea of bones. These bones are political statements and personal elegies, memorials to individuals and statements about mortality. They represent connections to our ancestors and/or to our descendants. Some works are serious and some use bones in a completely playful manner. Ossuary was developed in response to the repositories of bones that have accrued in countries like Cambodia and Rwanda, but Ossuary is not a project about those traumas. Rather, Ossuary offers a poignant counter-image to mass violence. It is a project about the hope that art brings.

 

Images and statements for all the bone works from this iteration can be found online at www.ossuaries.net.

 

Ossuary is a cummulative traveling project. It began in Madison, Wisconsin. Artists interested in contributing bones to future exhibitions should write to ossuaries@gmail.com.

 

This relational project was initiated and developed by the artist Laurie Beth Clark. Clark, who is a Professor in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin, has shown work in galleries, museums, theatres, and public spaces in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Extensive documentation of prior projects can be found at www.lbclark.net.

AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio

November 1 - 16, 2013

This is the first digitally produced portfolio published by American Abstract Artists. All past portfolios—1937, 1987, 1997—were produced using various forms of lithography and means of transferring image to plate. Unlike traditional printmaking, the digital inkjet process does not involve a physical matrix from which ink is transferred to paper. This marks both a technical and a conceptual shift in printmaking. Our choice of the medium situates this portfolio squarely in the current century and is an indication of the group's forward momentum.

The artists were asked to provide a digital file meeting predetermined specifications, yet no restrictions were placed on how the file could be created. The digital process enabled a wide variety of approaches that include abstract and documentary photography, scanning of flat-work made expressly for the project, digital compositing and image manipulation, as well as the use of vector-based software and hand-coded algorithms. The results are as varied as the artists' individual sensibilities.

Revealed: Pat Badt and Paul Briggs

December 7, 2012 - January 18, 2013

The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present Revealed, an exhibition of paintings by Pat Badt and ceramic sculptures by Paul Briggs. The paintings and sculptures share a similar modesty in size, creating an approachable and intimate relationship between object and viewer. The work is meditative in process. Lines and leaf-forms vary in length, color, orientation, and proximity to the next. It is repetitive, yet unique.


2012 exhibitions

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2010 exhibitions

Preparations: Artists’ Sketchbooks and Journals

December 4 - January 8, 2010

Much of the development for an artwork happens well before the brush meets canvas, the hand meets clay, or the finger meets camera, etc. These preliminary inspirations and concepts go mostly unnoticed and unappreciated. This exhibit brings to light the methods artists employ to inform themselves of the possibilities for their as yet unrealized works. Artists providing access to their journals include Fred Burton, Memphis, TN; Joseph Delaney, New York City; Gage Opdenbrouw, San Francisco, CA; Susan Kemenyffy, McKean, PA; and John Copeland, Brooklyn, NY. This exhibit was curated by Timothy Massey, Director of the Tower Fine Arts Gallery at CUNY Brockport. He is also a native of Knoxville and a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition

January 15 - February 20, 2010

The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition continues a tradition begun by the University of Hawai‘i Department of Art.  By invitation only, this exhibition is comprised of 81 sculptures by artists from 14 countries and includes “Meta Physical #4” by Knoxville artist Richard Jolley. The small format of the works in the exhibition, with the subsequent ease and economy of handling, provides exposure to a broad spectrum of contemporary sculpture. These triennial exhibitions were initiated as an attempt to incorporate a variety of multicultural traditions and a range of sculptural ideas, styles, and materials. As geographical borders are fractured and the global context dominates, the identity of the individual often becomes hybrid. Whether defined by the artist’s ethnicity or the location of production, all art is increasingly integrated into the fabric of contemporary society. Although the act of affirming cultural identity becomes more complex, these sculptures demonstrate the imaginative spirit and endless creativity of the individual artist.

Deliquesence and Other Transformations: The Photography of Robert Creamer

March 5 - 27, 2010

In his recent series of photographic studies of botanical subjects, Maryland artist Robert Creamer blends his interests in technology and the aging process. These photographic images, captured using a digital flatbed scanner, began as an investigation into the revelatory power of technology. Although the scanner is a tool that enhances Creamer’s ability to observe, it is not the apparatus, per se, that interests him most. Moreover, these images are about time, transformation and transitions. As noted by the curator of Creamer’s 2007 exhibition Transitions, at the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History:

Dali Illustrates Dante's Divine Comedy

June 4 - July 9, 2010

he exhibition represents Dali’s visual interpretation of Dante’s literary masterpiece The Divine Comedy, chronicling Dante Alighieri’s symbolic journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Salvador Dalí was one of the most well known of the surrealist artists who concentrated on depicting the unconscious and subconscious mind. Dalí labored for nine years to produce a series of 100 watercolors as illustrations to Dante’s classic epic, with each print depicting a verse from the poem.

His paintings were reproduced by Jean Estrade of Les Heured Claires and released as a limited edition print suite in honor of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s birth in 1265.
 
This collection of work was generously donated to the University of Tennessee’s Ewing Gallery by UT alumnus and businessman Gary Johnson.

Through A Transparent Lens Inside Out

July 16 - August 14, 2010

A unique installation of video, films and multi-image performance works by Norman Magden, School of Art Professor of 4D Arts, will be on display at the University of Tennessee, Downtown Gallery from July 16 to August 14, 2010.  The exhibition is titled THROUGH A TRANSPARENT LENS INSIDE OUT, which refers to the time based images displayed and Magden’s focus on transparent and super imposed images to create a mesmerizing effect. The exhibition will be a quasi-retrospective in that one part will show earlier works and another section will contain more recent pieces.

Magden’s work recently received first place in the Experimental Film category at the Los Angeles Movie Awards and received several Awards of Excellence for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design. He also received First Place in the Experimental Film category in the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival with additional awards of Best Cinematography, Best Concept, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. Other venues where his work was selected for screening include New Filmmakers (Hollywood), International Vampire Film Festival (New Orleans), Festivus Film Festival (Denver), Peoples Awards Film Festival (Quito, Ecuador), Byron Bay International Film Festival (Australia), Kansas City Film Festivaland The Rome International Film Festival (Georgia).

Fresh Pickins

August 20 - 28, 2010

The First Year Graduate Show is held annually to commemorate the acceptance of the Student's candidacy for Graduate work at the University of Tennessee, by which the public becomes acquainted with the newest of the Fine art Graduate students. Exhibiting students were: Alex McClurg, Natalie Harrison, Brandon Donahue, Gretchen Bundy, Alex Merchant, Greg Daiker, Kelly Porter, Alicia Faciane, Hannah Short, Jessica Anderson, Ashton Ludden, Clifton Riley, Shelly O'Barr, and Neil Ward.

Happens Everyday

Happens Everyday features a wall painting/installation by UT Professor David Wilson, who joined the faculty in 1985, and Chicago artist Pamela Fraser, who taught at UT during the fall semester, 1999.

Everything Shines

October 1 - 30, 2010

Everything Shines features recent paintings by UT Professor of painting Marcia Goldenstein who joined the faculty in 1976, and New York artist Julia Jacquette, who taught at UT during the fall semester, 1995.

Pictures Hold Us Captive

November 5 - 24, 2010

Pictures Hold Us Captive features recent paintings by UT Professor of painting Jered Sprecher who joined the faculty in 2006, and New York artist Carrie Moyer, who taught at UT during the fall semester, 2001.


2004-2009 exhibitions

2004 

Sept 11 – Oct 30, 2004
Life in the City: The Art of Joseph Delaney
Like Lloyd Branson, Catherine Wiley, and his brother Beauford Delaney, Joseph Delaney was a Knoxville-born artist who gained international recognition. Inaugurating The University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery, Life in the City: The Art of Joseph Delaney highlights some 60 works that demonstrate Joseph’s interest in urban life – parades, public parks, architecture and street scenes.

Nov 6 – Dec 19, 2004
The George & Helen Spelvin Folk Art Collection
Created by Beauvais Lyons, Professor of Art and Director of the Hokes Archives at The University of Tennessee, The George and Helen Spelvin Folk Art Collection presents fictitious contemporary folk art. As the “exhibition curator,” Lyons created all the artworks and designed biographical text panels with photographic portraits of each of the 11 imaginary artists. Included are enamel painted records by Lucas Farley, Arthur Middleton’s portrait paintings of American presidents, velvet paintings of brides by Charlotte Black, Max Pritchard’s hand-painted religious tracts on cereal boxes, Rufus Martinez’s ceramic face jugs, and Lester Coleman Dowdy’s “limberjack” puppets. This irrelevant exhibition emulates folk art, and at the same time, it ironically imitates museum conventions.

2005 

Jan 12 – Mar 8, 2005
Gregg Schlanger: Holston River Diaries
Created by Gregg Schlanger, Holston River Diaries is a two-part exhibition that links the communities of Emory, VA and Knoxville, TN – the first being near the headwaters of the Holston River and later being nears its confluence with the French Broad River, thus forming the Tennessee River. The exhibition’s second part continued at Emory & Henry College’s 1912 Gallery.

Mar 11 – Apr 17, 2005
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Walker Evans’ Photographs
Walker Evans’ photographs made for James Agee’s classic work Let Us Now Praise Famous Men served as the culmination of Evan’s talents as well as the realistic portrayal of the conditions of the American tenant Farmer during the 1930’s Depression. Walker Evans’ images revolutionized the standards of documentary photography.

Apr 20 – Apr 27, 2005
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Jennifer Leach, Printmaking
Thesis exhibition by Printmaking MFA Candidate, Jennifer Leach.

Apr 30 – May 6, 2005
Graphic Design Senior Show
Senior Graphic Design Students display their design work and attend the opening to meet and greet potential clients and employers

June 16 – Sept 3, 2005
Through the Lens of Ed Westcott: A Photographic History of World War II’s Secret City
In 1942, the Army Corps of Engineers relocated James Edward Westcott to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and assigned him the task of official photographer for the Manhattan Project – a massive wartime effort to produce the first atomic bomb. As secrecy of the project was paramount, the “atomic” city was fenced, and communication with the outside world was limited. What is more, no cameras were allowed inside the fenced boundaries.

Thus, Westcott became not only the official photographer for the Manhattan Project, but he also became the sole photographer of the social and recreational events of Oak Ridge. It is only through Westcott’s photographs that the visual history of Oak Ridge can be appreciated.

Sept 10 – Nov 5, 2005
Enduring: The Social Conscience of Eleanor Dickinson
Eleanor Dickinson, a native of Knoxville, TN, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee in 1952, becoming one of the department’s first graduates. One year later, she moved to California and began redefining her process of creating traditional figure drawings via strong emotions. Since then, Dickinson has maintained a life-long commitment to the human form and has responded to intense moments of human existence, ranging from the experiences of Pentecostal Southerners, to the ecstasies of lovers, to the trials of the homeless, to the sufferings of AIDS victims.

Nov 12 – Dec 20, 2005
Alternative Typestyles: An Homage to Vernacular Letterforms
Alternative Typestyles features original art by exhibition creator Matt Tullis, including hand-drawn typefaces, unique collected fonts, and wall-mounted sculptures based on the assemblage of typographic artifacts. Individual photographic prints of vintage letterforms and signs are also featured.

2006

Jan 7 – Feb 25, 2006
Mysterious Pleasures: The Art of F. Clark Stewart
Over the past 40 years, the educator F. Clark Stewart has impacted the lives and maturation of countless aspiring young artists at the University of Tennessee, many former students directly credit him for their own success as professional artists and teachers. His contributions as both a dedicated teacher and a cognizant, active member of the university community are immeasurable. The goal of Mysterious Pleasures: The Art of F. Clark Stewart is, however, to celebrate the achievements and work of the artist F. Clark Stewart. The works on exhibition, as with his tenure at the university, span 40 years. As the viewer will soon recognize, Clark never strays far from his primary subject – the human figure- or his primary interest – the human narrative. Art movements, like fashion, have developed and faded with time, but Clark has remained steadfast in his commitment to figurative art and its ability to create mystery and a range of emotional responses.

March 3 – April 1, 2006
Unfiltered: AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers
Since 1924, The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) has mounted an annual exhibition that recognizes excellence in book design and production. Books are entered in categories that range from trade, reference, juvenile, to university and museum publications, to limited edition and special-format books. The exhibition includes books and book covers designed between Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2004. Esteemed Jurors selected winners from more than 920 entries. Jurors included; Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, John Fulbrook III, Simon & Schuster, New York, Sara Gillingham, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, Julia Hasting, Phaidon, New York and Cheryl Towler Weese (chair) Studio Blue, Chicago.

Apr 7 – Apr 14, 2006
MFA Thesis Exhibition: “Valuistics: The Making of” by James GreeneThe print Installation is both a display of James Greene’s valuistics as well as a printed history of the word itself. With ”the Making Of,” Greene – a former grocery store clerk and retail employee – reveals his own consumer politics (contradictions and all) by symbolizing and accounting for each of his consumer decisions. The installation is a scale re-creation of Greene’s home, family, and friends printed on pink insulation board and installed in the Downtown Gallery.

Apr 19 – 26, 2006
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Ryan O’Mara
The work consists of large abstract ink drawings and paintings some measuring more than 20 feet long. “Abstraction has the ability to exist in a realm of non-logic, idealism and an absence of a system. In my work I change this theoretical space into a physical image, thereby defining the gray”, says O’Mara.

Apr 28 – May 10, 2006
AGIA Poster Design Show
Three Design Students from UT were included in the American Institute of Graphic Arts National Poster Competition. 30 posters were exhibited from national and international designers.

May 13 – June 3, 2006
Portrait of Self
Portrait of Self is a community arts project of the Knox County after-school program Shade of Development led by artist and educator Diane Hovis. Created by African American children and adults, the drawings, prints and photographs on view will explore each individual’s sense of self. These visual works are interpretations of written responses to questions posed by Hovis and recorded in journals kept by each participant.

June 23 – Aug 4, 2006
Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life
New York critic Eleanor Heartney has curated an exhibition that showcases the diversity of both art media and religious beliefs in the work of over fifty artists from five southern states, including Tennessee. This is a joint exhibition, on view simultaneously in both the Ewing Gallery on the University of Tennessee campus and the Downtown Gallery.

Aug 25 – Oct 11, 2006
Drawings from the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
30 figure drawings from students at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, China. Organized and curated by UTK School of Art Professor, Tom Reising.

Oct 20 – Nov 24, 2006
The Color of Diaspora: Afro-Ecuadorian Images
40 Black & White Photographs of the Afro-Ecuadorian culture. Organized by University of Tennessee History Professor William Dewey

Dec 1 – Dec 22, 2006
Polska Fraba/Polish Iink: Contemporary Printmaking on Poland
An exhibition organized and curated by Beauvais Lyons, which includes 30 prints by Contemporary Artist from Poland working in Printmaking.

2007 

Jan 5 – Feb 24, 2007
Reverberating Echoes: The Art of Indian Artist M.R. Renjan
Black & White Ink paintings by Indian Artist M.R. Renjan. Organized and curated by Graduate student Shaurya Kumar

Mar 2 – 31, 2007
Shelter: A Mixed Media Installation
An exhibition organized through the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University By Tulu Bayer, Xiaoze Xie

Apr 2 – 9, 2007
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Lin Lee

Apr 10 – 17, 2007
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Tea Kim Kasor

Apr 18- 23, 2007
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Shaurya Kumar

May 4 – June 8, 2007
Human Rights Portfolio from South Africa

June 15 – August 3, 2007
Hunt Clark & Deborah McClary
Recent collaborative work by Tennessean sculptures, graduates of the UT school of Art. The mixed media piece consists of multiple video projections on Plexiglas suspended from the ceiling, and a white ceramic life-sized sculpture of a calf being roped around its neck.

Aug 10 – Sept 7, 2007
Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
This International Traveling exhibition of small sculptures from around the world show how artists have handled the challenges of space and scale dictated by sixe of a shoebox. An invitation only exhibition, this exhibit has attracted a large number of well – known artists from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Argentina, Cuba, Australia, Korea, Japan, Chia, Thailand, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, and Mexico.

Sept 14 – Oct 5, 2007
AIGA 365
The 2006 juried selection of the best communications design produced in 2005. 365 is widely recognized as the most discerning statement on design excellence today, extending a legacy that began 90 years ago. By means of competitions, AIGA creates a chronicle of outstanding design solutions, each demonstrating the process of designing, the role of the designer and the value of design.

Oct 12 – Nov 7, 2007
Jean Hess & Jeffrey Morton: Reverie
This two-person exhibition consists of recent works by Knoxville-based painter Jean Hess and Chattanooga based painter Jeffery Morton. Hess’ work addresses dream, recollection, nostalgia and memory with an emphasis on obscure imagery, dissolving texts and marks and natural forms suffused with light. Jeffery Morton explores images of wind, electricity, twilight, humidity, photosynthesis, and pollen juxtaposed against creatures in flight.

Nov 16 – Dec 20, 2007
Lineages
This exhibition of ceramics explores the pathway and influences of the academic ceramicist. UT professors of ceramics, their spouses, and their mentors will all have work on display. Artists included are; Professors Sally Brogden and Frank Martin, and their spouses Todd Johnson and Polly Martin and mentors John and Susanne Stephenson, and Ken Ferguson.

2008 

Jan 4 – Feb 1, 2008
Crave
An exhibition initiated by UT visiting artist Pinkney Herbert and organized by Memphis arts Organization Delta Axis. In this exhibition “Crave” these six artists use paint and photgraphs to explore craving, yearning, longing for or hankering after. Their diverse work is unified by an attachment to charged images and obsessive processes that speak to this underlying appetite or “craving.” Artist included in the exhibition are, Joel Carreiro, Betsy Chaffin, Amanda Sparks, Thomas Weaver and Brian Wood.

Fed 15 – Mar 29, 2008
Corapeake
This exhibition showcases an award-winning documentary about the town of Corapeake in North Carolina by Kendall Messick. The exhibit uses oral narratives, black & white photography and artifacts to describe and commemorate the lives led by now-elderly African-American inhabitants of this small rural town. This film has been shown at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Wake Forest University, UVA and many other reputable venues.

April 4 – 19, 2008
MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Crystal Wagner and katherine Nanfro
Masters thesis work by graduating MFA candidates in visual art.

April 24 – 26, 2008
Graphic Design Senior Show
Seniors in UT’s graphic design program display recent work completed for BA candidacy.

May 2 – 28, 2008
Air Box
An exhibition by Korean artist Dong-Yong Lee, 2007-08 UT Artist in Residence

June 2 – 29, 2008
Carl Sublett: Image Tracks
A retrospective view of Carl Sublett’s art by his son, Eric

July 3 – 19, 2008
Objectionable Action
This exhibit represents an art exchange with participants from around the country. It was organized by two University of Tennessee Alumni, Lee Marchalonis and Jessica Meyer, and features other University of Tennessee graduates now residing throughout the United States.

July 25 – Aug 16, 2008
The Beauty of Holiness: The Art of Arnold Schwarzbart
Schwarzbart is a Judaic artist who lives in Knoxville.  He has worked for over eighteen years designing and producing ceremonial objects as well as Donor Recognition Walls and decorative wall pieces for Jewish organizations throughout the United States.

Aug 22 – Sept 20, 2008
My Home Town: Images of New York City by Baldwin Lee
Photographic images documenting NYC both pre and post 9/11 by New York native Baldwin Lee. Lee is the recipient of three Guggenheim and NEA grants. Curated by artist and Sam Yates.

Sep 26 – Oct 18, 2008
Global Mapping
Andrea Loefke, a Brooklyn, New York and Leipzig, Germany-based artist creates hierarchies in which events and narratives compete and communicate. The groupings of objects and their placement within a particular space become a journey of discovery.

Future States:  Atlas
Recent works by Pennsylvania mixed-media artist Dan Mills.  This group of drawings addresses issues of American imperialism and globalization. Curated by artist and Sam Yates.

Oct 24 – Nov 15, 2008
Compassionate Voices: Issues of Animal Rights
Compassionate Voices: The Art of Sue Coe, Maia Dery, Diane Fox, and Jack Ketner
These artists address issues of animal treatment and exploitation.

Nov 21 – Dec 20, 2008
Lyrical Tableaux by Conley Harris
Inspired by his many trips to India, Boston painter Conley Harris pays tribute to the history of Indian paintings while using it to explore questions of composition, figure/ground relationship and other painterly issues., 2008.

2009

January 2 – 31, 2009
American Institute of Graphic Arts
AIGA, the professional association for design, creates an authoritative chronicle of outstanding design solutions, each demonstrating the process of designing and the value of design.  AIGA’s suite of competitions is widely recognized as the most discerning statement on design excellence today.

February 6 – 28, 2009
Alicia Henry:  The Walk
Damond Howard:  Still America’s Greatest Problem
African American artists Alicia Henry, Nashville, TN, and Damon Howard, Orangeburg, SC, examine issues of identity, heritage and gender in American society.  Henry, MFA from Yale University and Howard, MFA from the University of Florida, have been nationally recognized for their poignant art.

March 6 – 21, 2009
Beyond Surface:  Paintings by Tom Riesing and Allen Cox
Although one an abstractionist and one a realist, Knoxville painters Allen Cox and Tom Riesing focus on the “surface” in this exhibit. Curated by Sam Yates and the artists.

March 25 – April 4, 2009
University of Cincinnati / University of Tennessee Art Exchange
This exhibition will feature new work by graduate students representing all disciplines—2-D, 3-D, and media. The exhibition will be on view concurrently at The University of Tennessee 1010 Gallery.

April 7-12, 2009
MFA Thesis Exhibition:  Jessie Van der Laan
On view will be work from Master of Fine Arts candidates.

April 17 – 24, 2009
MFA Thesis Exhibition:  Hilary Williams
On view will be work from Master of Fine Arts candidates.

May 1-31, 2009
Art Source 2009
Every day, Knox County art teachers devote their time and energy to cultivating creativity in their students. The Knox County Art Educators’ Exhibition gives these teachers an opportunity to nourish and showcase their own artistic talents.

June 5- July 2, 2009
Japan International Artists Society Exhibition
324 works of art by 305 Society members who create in various media ranging from traditional Japanese calligraphy and ceramics to contemporary landscapes and abstraction is on exhibit here and in the Ewing.

July15 – August 8, 2009
Face It: Contemporary Portraiture
A national juried competition open to artists from all media and backgrounds.  Dr. Carl Gombert, Associate Professor of Maryville College was selected as the sole Juror for the exhibition.

Aug 14 – Sept 12, 2009
Michael Aurbach: The Administrator
This exhibition featured the work of noted sculptor Michael Aurbach who serves on the faculty at Vanderbilt University. Curated by Sam Yates.

Sept 18 – Oct 17, 2009
Beyond Surface: Contemporary Ceramics Artists
This exhibition featured the art of eight East Coast ceramicists. The works on view represent the variety of techniques and concepts found in the ceramics field today.

Oct 23 – Nov 28, 2009
Contemporary Taiwanese Artist HoJang Liu
This exhibition featured the photographic work of HoJang Liu, a Taiwanese artist who lives in Taipei.

Dec 4, 2009 – Jan 2, 2010
Intimate Source: The Artist’s Sketchbook
Much of the development for an artwork happens well before the brush meets canvas, the hand meets clay, or the finger meets camera, etc. These preliminary inspirations and concepts go mostly unnoticed and unappreciated. This exhibit brings to light the methods artists employ to inform themselves of the possibilities for their as yet unrealized works. Curated by former Ewing Gallery staff member Timothy Massey, Director of the Tower Fine Arts Gallery at CUNY Brockport.

 

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