January 5 – February 18, 2024
First Friday receptions will be from 5-9pm on the first Friday of the month.
During January and February of 2024, the gallery will present two bodies of work that reflect on contemporary and historical occurrences and race relations by New Orleans printmaker, Katrina Andry. The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came is a mixed-media installation that considers the dehumanization African people endured during the Middle Passage, the second leg of enslavement and forced migration of people brought in bondage to the Americas between the late 1400 – 1800s. Andry’s Colonial Colorism Influences in the Black Community – Past and Present series presents large, colorful woodblock prints that explore ethnicity, social hierarchy, Black experiences and quality of life, and society’s perception of race relations and social standards.
We hope to see you at one or both of our First Friday events! Andry will be present at the February reception as part of her Knoxville residency. First Friday events are free and open to the public.
Learn more about Andry’s exhibition and events
The UT Downtown Gallery is a contemporary art gallery exhibiting professional work through funding and support from The University of Tennessee, the Arts and Cultural Alliance, Knox County, and the Department of the Treasury. We are located at 106 S. Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee next door to the Arts and Cultural Alliance in the Emporium Building.
As part of Knoxville’s First Friday events, the gallery is open from 5-9pm on the first Friday of every month.
All exhibitions and events at the UT Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.