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Walter McConnell: Installation in Clay
February 4 – 26, 2011
Seeing Things: Joel Carreiro
March 4 – 26, 2011
Art of Poland
April 1 – 30, 2011
May 6 – 27, 2011
Richard LeFevre: The Civil War Series
July 1 – August 13, 2011
Goes to Eleven: First Year MFA exhibition
August 19 – 27, 2011
Scott Sherk: Mapping Sound
September 2 – 30, 2011
Justin Randolph Thompson: The Pits
October 7 – 28, 2011
Unseen and other projects: Holly Zausner
November 4 – 26, 2011
Genus species: Ewing
December 2, 2011 – January 15, 2012
Redefining the Multiple: Thirteen Japanese Printmakers
January 20 – February 25, 2012
In Action: Mark Newport
March 2 – 31, 2012
March 2 – 31, 2012
April 2 – 14, 2012
MFA 2012: Vickie Phipps and Jon Purtill
On Location Part I: Five Tennessee Plein Air Painters
June 1 – 30, 2012
On Location Part II: Land Portrait
July 6 – 27, 2012
Figurative Works on Paper from the Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection
August 3 – 18, 2012
August 23 – September 1, 2012
The Legacy of James Randolph Denton
September 7 – 8, 2012
September 19 – October 28, 2012
William Anastasi, William Pittman Andrews, Caroline Burton, Elisa D’Arrigo, Mary Reid Kelley, Sharon Louden, Jennifer Macdonald, Peter Mollenkof, Darcy Brennan Poor, Bill Richards, Beatrice Riese, Hilda Shen, Drew Shiflett, Stephen Talasnik, and Sam Vernon
Based on a True Story
November 1 – November 21, 2012
November 27 – 30, 2012
Revealed: Pat Badt and Paul Briggs
December 7, 2012 – January 18, 2013
January 23 – 25, 2013
Chad Curtis: Panorama of Desire
February 1 – 23, 2013
William Lamson: Fieldwork
March 1 – 2, 2013
March 25 – April 6, 2013
MFA: Greg Daiker, Alex Merchant, Shelly O’Barr, and Neil Ward
May 3 – 18, 2013
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.
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
This exhibition features the work of 14 MFA artists from the UTK School of Art Class of 1993. Artists 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.
Echo of the Object
September 6 – 26, 2013
Echo of the Object is an exhibition featuring work by Ball State faculty members: Hannah Barnes, Jennifer Halvorson, David Hannon, and Jacinda Russell. This exhibition brings 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.
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. Ossuary is a cumulative traveling project. It began in Madison, Wisconsin. Artists interested in contributing bones to future exhibitions should write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
AIR 30th Anniversary Exhibition
December 6, 2013 – January 10, 2014
Begun after the retirement of painting professor Carl Sublett, the Artist-in-Residence Program enriches a student’s experience further by regularly bringing new artists from outside the university who are active in the contemporary gallery and museum arenas. Each semester an invited resident artist teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the painting and drawing curriculum. The AIR program has been highly successful in making a direct connection to the marketplace of ideas that surrounds art centers such as New York City, Chicago, and LA. The artists we bring to campus represent a spectrum of current sensibilities in painting and drawing holding sway in the art world today. This exhibition features work from past participating artists from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection.
Death Rock City: Dannielle Tegeder
January 24 – February 28, 2014
Featuring new and recent work, Death Rock City examines how New York artist Dannielle Tegeder challenges the two-dimensional boundaries of traditional painting through the integration of animation, sculpture into her work.
Dannielle Tegeder earned her BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has had solo gallery exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston and participated in numerous group exhibitions at PS1/MoMA, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.Her work is in the collections of a number of museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
New Topology: Paul Krainak
March 7 – March 29, 2014
Topology employs elements of early modern logic and its attendant forms in art and technology. It considers aesthetic and industrial incentives originating in rural America and calls into question modernism’s strictly urban mythology. Grids, cruciforms, and wood grain details are embedded in extended patterns calling to mind Constructivist and Bauhaus Schools’ principals of industrial hybridity and utopianism. But the site of industry here is agriculture with distilled forms taken from domestic textile design, land management diagrams, and vernacular architecture. Paul Krainak is an artist, critic, and Chair of the Art Department at Bradley University.
April 4 – 19, 2014
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 will be selected by esteemed professor, Laticia Bajuyo, for exhibition at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery.
MFA Exhibition: Eric Cagley
April 21-25, 2014
May 2 – May 22, 2014
Marion Greenwood in Tennessee
June 6 – August 9, 2014
Marion Greenwood in Tennessee features her mural of the history of Tennessee music painted for the University Center at the University of Tennessee in 1954; “The Partnership of Man and Nature,” a WPA mural painted in 1940, graciously loaned by the Crossville, TN Post Office; preparatory sketches loaned by UT Special Collections; and lithographs from the permanent collection of the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture.
Ask Me, I can Help.
August 22 – 23, 2014
An exhibition of the incoming class of 2017 MFA candidates. Twelve student artists feature their current work as they begin their graduate studies at the University of Tennessee, School of Art. Exhibiting students are: Corinna Ray, Anna Wehrwein, Jing Qin, Josh Shorey, Jessica Gatlin, Abigail Lucien, Elysia Mann, Adam Higgins, Meg Erlewine, Geoff Silvis, Chris Spurgin, and Bailey Davenport.
AIR of UT
September 5 – 27, 2014
AIR of UT is an exhibition of the Limited Box Edition project, curated by artists Wade Guyton ’95, Josh Smith ’98, and Meredyth Sparks ’94.
The Limited Box Edition project is part of a fundraising campaign to support the School of Art’s Artist-in-Residence in Painting and Drawing program. Now in its 32nd year, the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program enriches a student’s experience by bringing a different artist to spend the semester teaching undergraduate and graduate students. The resident artists are selected because they have launched successful careers in the contemporary gallery and museum world nationally and internationally. They furnish students with significant role models and faculty with new professional connections beyond Knoxville.
Each of the organizing alumni — Wade Guyton, Meredyth Sparks, and Josh Smith — benefited from this program, and have asked their former School of Art peers as well as past Artists in Residence to contribute images to the three curated portfolios making up the Limited Box Edition. AIR of UT and the Limited Box Edition is a celebration of the legacy and impact of the Artist in Residence program on the School of Art and its graduates.
DeWitt Godfrey: Drawings, Proposals, Plans, Models, Diagrams, Documents
October 3 – 31, 2014
DeWitt Godfrey is a Professor of sculpture in the department of Art and Art History at Colgate. Godfrey completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, was a member of the inaugural group of CORE Fellows at the MFA Houston, and received his MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowship, a Japan Foundation Artist’s Fellowship, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Fellowship. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York. His commissioned work includes “Concordia” for Lexarts, Lexington, KY; “Waverly Place” Cambridge Arts Council; “Greenwich South” a visioning exercise by the Downtown Alliance, New York, NY and installations at Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI; The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; and the Kennedy Art Museum, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
Louis Chan: My Home
November 7 – 26, 2016
My Home is an on-going project aimed to help define my identity as a Chinese American and attempt to preserve generations of memories and experiences of Chinese immigrants through photography. My Home serves as a contemporary marker for Chinese Americans to reflect on the hopes, dreams, and sacrifices made for them by older generations in order for their children to have a chance of a better life in America.
Of A Feather
December 5, 2014 – January 15, 2015
Artists throughout history have found inspiration in the form of birds. Man imbued birds with mystical and religious meaning due to their fascinating ability to exist in two worlds – the earthly world, and the sky, or heavenly realm. Drawn primarily from the Ewing Gallery’s permanent collection, Of a Feather features works from historic and contemporary artists who represent birds in a diverse assortment of styles. While some artists approach the bird as studies of simplified form others utilize strategies of space and distance to take a more poetic or analytical look at the economic and social issues attached to birds. Works range from hyperrealism to whimsical to abstract. This exhibition incorporates a number of artists of artists from New York and Chicago including Keith Haring, Michael Kirk, Keith Long, Diane Churchill, and Laurie Hogin; regional artists, Howard Finster, Todd Johnson, Kelly Hider, Heather Middlebrooks, Gary Monroe, and Richard Jolley, as well as distinguished faculty from the University of Tennessee – Jered Sprecher, Diane Fox, Beauvais Lyons, Marcia Goldenstein, Don Kurka, Bill Kennedy, Clark Stewart and Byron McKeeby. The artworks on display consider themes of scientific inquiry, symbolism, environmental consciousness, and the rituals of birding, among others. The exhibition is in tribute to the late artist Ellen Lanyon who often used images of birds in her art.
Life in the City: The Art of Joseph Delaney
September 11 – October 30, 2004
The George & Helen Spelvin Folk Art Collection
November 6 – December 19, 2004
Gregg Schlanger: Holston River Diaries
January 12 – March 8, 2005
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Walker Evans’ Photographs
March 11 – April 17, 2005
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Jennifer Leach, Printmaking
April 20 – Apr 27, 2005
Graphic Design Senior Show
April 30 – May 6, 2005
June 16 – September 3, 2005
Enduring: The Social Conscience of Eleanor Dickinson
September 10 – November 5, 2005
Alternative Typestyles: An Homage to Vernacular Letterforms
Nov 12 – Dec 20, 2005
Mysterious Pleasures: The Art of F. Clark Stewart
January 7 – February 25, 2006
Unfiltered: AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers
March 3 – April 1, 2006
MFA Thesis Exhibition: “Valuistics: The Making of” by James Greene
April 7 – April 14, 2006
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Ryan O’Mara
April 19 – 26, 2006
AGIA Poster Design Show
Apr 28 – May 10, 2006
Portrait of Self
May 13 – June 3, 2006
Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life
June 23 – Aug 4, 2006
Drawings from the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
August 25 – October 11, 2006
The Color of Diaspora: Afro-Ecuadorian Images
October 20 – November 24, 2006
Polska Fraba/Polish Iink: Contemporary Printmaking on Poland
December 1 – December 22, 2006
An exhibition organized and curated by Beauvais Lyons, which includes 30 prints by Contemporary Artist from Poland working in Printmaking.
Reverberating Echoes: The Art of Indian Artist M.R. Renjan
January 5 – February 24, 2007
Shelter: A Mixed Media Installation
Mar 2 – 31, 2007
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Lin Lee
April 2 – 9, 2007
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Tea Kim Kasor
April 10 – 17, 2007
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Shaurya Kumar
April 18- 23, 2007
Human Rights Portfolio from South Africa
May 4 – June 8, 2007
Hunt Clark & Deborah McClary
June 15 – August 3, 2007
Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
August 10 – September 7, 2007
September 14 – Oct 5, 2007
Jean Hess & Jeffrey Morton: Reverie
October 12 – November 7, 2007
November 16 – December 20, 2007
January 4 – February 1, 2008
February 15 – March 29, 2008
MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Crystal Wagner and Katherine Nanfro
April 4 – 19, 2008
Graphic Design Senior Show
April 24 – 26, 2008
May 2 – 28, 2008
An exhibition by Korean artist Dong-Yong Lee, 2007-08 UT Artist in Residence
Carl Sublett: Image Tracks
June 2 – 29, 2008
A retrospective view of Carl Sublett’s art by his son, Eric
July 3 – 19, 2008
The Beauty of Holiness: The Art of Arnold Schwarzbart
July 25 – August 16, 2008
My Home Town: Images of New York City by Baldwin Lee
August 22 – September 20, 2008
September 26 – October 18, 2008
Recent works by Pennsylvania mixed-media artist Dan Mills. This group of drawings addresses issues of American imperialism and globalization. This exhibition was curated by the artist and UT Downtown Gallery director, Sam Yates.
Compassionate Voices: Issues of Animal Rights
October 24 – November 15, 2008
These artists address issues of animal treatment and exploitation.
Lyrical Tableaux by Conley Harris
Nov 21 – Dec 20, 2008
American Institute of Graphic Arts
January 2 – 31, 2009
Alicia Henry: The Walk
Damond Howard: Still America’s Greatest Problem
February 6 – 28, 2009
Beyond Surface: Paintings by Tom Riesing and Allen Cox
March 6 – 21, 2009
University of Cincinnati / University of Tennessee Art Exchange
March 25 – April 4, 2009
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Jessie Van der Laan
April 7-12, 2009
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Hilary Williams
April 17 – 24, 2009
Art Source 2009
May 1-31, 2009
Japan International Artists Society Exhibition
June 5- July 2, 2009
Face It: Contemporary Portraiture
July 15 – August 8, 2009
Michael Aurbach: The Administrator
August 14 – September 12, 2009
Beyond Surface: Contemporary Ceramics Artists
September 18 – October 17, 2009
represent the variety of techniques and concepts found in the ceramics field today.
Contemporary Taiwanese Artist HoJang Liu
Oct 23 – Nov 28, 2009
Intimate Source: The Artist’s Sketchbook
Dec 4, 2009 – January 2, 2010
The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
January 15 – February 20, 2010
Deliquesence and Other Transformations: The Photography of Robert Creamer
March 5 – 27, 2010
Dali Illustrates Dante’s Divine Comedy
June 4 – July 9, 2010
Through A Transparent Lens Inside Out
July 16 – August 14, 2010
August 20 – 28, 2010
September 3 – 25, 2010
October 1 – 30, 2010
Pictures Hold Us Captive
November 5 – 24, 2010
Walter Haskell Hinton: The Golden Age of Illustration
December 3 – January 15, 2011