The Emporium Keeps Its Standards High With a New Exhibit of Contemporary Polish Prints
Published 5/8/2013 at 9:47 a.m. 0 comments
Upon recently rewatching Roman Polanski’s The Pianist as my nod to the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto’s Jewish uprising, I was reminded of how intrigued I am by Poland and its history. But even though I have traveled to ...
Artists From Near and Far Herald a New Season with 'Nexus 2013'
Published 4/3/2013 at 9:22 a.m. 0 comments
Our city’s scraggly but lovely little trees, celebrated in one way or another for almost 60 years each springtime, are about to unfurl their distinctive petals. And with that transformation comes a variety of arts-related events. A relative newcomer on ...
An Insightful Collection of African-American Art at KMA Inspires Admiration
Published 3/20/2013 at 10:33 a.m. 0 comments
Tradition Redefined does much to bring worthy works collected for almost 40 years to our attention and incorporate them into the panoply of already familiar contemporary art. What’s more, it reminds us of the importance of collectors driven by something ...
Brooklyn-Based Artist William Lamson Finds Wonder in Flux at Downtown Gallery
Published 3/6/2013 at 9:59 a.m. 0 comments
William Lamson is no control freak. In fact, he creates installations and ambitious outdoor works that rely on mostly uncontrollable physical forces for their existence. His thematically linked photographs and video, sculpture, and performance pieces often involve tremendous scale and ...
McClung Exhibit Celebrates the Grandeur of Turkomen Decorative Art
Published 2/27/2013 at 9:51 a.m. 0 comments
Mention art and antiquities, and the typical Western mind might picture a Greek statue, stained glass, Egyptian sarcophagi, or the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel—things that are often large or heavy and can break, crack, fade, or lose heads throughout ...
Michael Zansky Aims for the Stars with His Exhibit at UT’s Ewing Gallery
Published 1/23/2013 at 10:02 a.m. 0 comments
Of Giants and Dwarfs, Zansky’s current exhibition at the Ewing Gallery—on display through Feb. 26, with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 24—references phases in the life, death, and afterlife of a star.
Doug Waterfield’s 'Doomtown' Exhibition Brings Back the Atomic Age
Published 1/2/2013 at 9:47 a.m. 0 comments
Doug Waterfield, an artist and art professor at the University of Nebraska Kearney, says he became intrigued by the subject matter of his Doomtown painting series when watching civil defense-oriented educational films about the Nevada Test Site. Apparently, the symbolism ...
UT’s Gallery 1010 Presents Thought-Provoking Art by Grad Students Andrew Meriss and Daniel Ogletree
Published 12/12/2012 at 10:00 a.m. 0 comments
True, articulate, and technically advanced pieces by both Merriss and Ogletree include familiar objects removed from their usual context. And some of those objects take on unexpected importance.
East Tennessee Students Rock the Knoxville Museum of Art Through January
Published 11/28/2012 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments
The Seventh Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition is quite a mouthful—but that’s fitting for a show that opened at the Knoxville Museum of Art the day after Thanksgiving. Running through Jan. 13, it is a visual feast, clichés ...
The Emporium Center Presents Two Challenging Exhibits by Local Artists Nick DeFord and Jean Hess
Published 11/7/2012 at 12:59 p.m. 0 comments
Artists Nick DeFord and Jean Hess are truth seekers, not necessarily truth tellers, and that’s a noble calling.
Japanese Art Celebrating Zen Buddhism Arrives at the McClung Museum
Published 10/3/2012 at 10:15 a.m. 0 comments
Migrating from India to China via the Silk Road, Buddhism did not become widespread in Japan until the 12th century, approximately 1,000 years after its appearance in China. That Chinese calligraphy has greatly influenced Zen art is no surprise, then, ...
TVUUC's 'Visual Travelogues' Pairs the Photography and Collage of Two Sharp-Eyed Explorers
Published 9/12/2012 at 12:39 p.m. 0 comments
Extracting elements from one’s environment and transforming them into an integrated and meaningful collage is not unlike the effort involved in photography. But photography relies on physical perspective and split-second timing, whereas collage assumes specific sizes and allows a less ...
Ewing Gallery's 'Confabulatores Nocturni' Considers Notions of Time and Infinity
Published 8/22/2012 at 10:26 a.m. 1 comment
In this exhibition, UT design professors Brian and Katherine Ambroziak, architect Andrew McLellan, and artist Annie Stone have created and combined architectural drawings and models, selected literature, sculptural installation, and projected footage into what the artist/designers consider a kind of ...
The Art World's New Clothes: Beverly Semmes Challenges Us to See Textiles as Feminist Sculpture
Published 8/1/2012 at 10:37 a.m. 0 comments
Seeing the Starcraft exhibition, a presentation of work by Brooklyn-based artist Beverly Semmes, I had to acknowledge an emperor’s-new-clothes perspective rearing its head just a bit. Semmes’ latest show should not in any way be dismissed. But despite its many ...
Terra Esoterica: 11 artists from the Culture Laboratory Collective Consider Land and Place
Published 7/11/2012 at 5:34 p.m. 0 comments
On Location: Land Portrait, an exhibition by members of the Culture Laboratory Collective at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery on display through July, includes everything from minimalist sculpture to photography and a printed-word piece. Artists within the collective address ...
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