KMA's 'Streetwise' Sheds Light on Social Upheaval and Shifting Perspectives
Published 6/20/2012 at 11:41 a.m. 0 comments
Streetwise: Masters of ’60s Photography, an exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art through Aug. 5, features images of 1960s America that remain as potent today as they undoubtedly were when they initially appeared.
Class Act: UT’s Honors Exhibition Delivers Once Again
Published 5/23/2012 at 2:54 p.m. 0 comments
For more than a decade, I’ve been reviewing the art, architecture, and design efforts of graduating University of Tennessee seniors selected for the Ewing Gallery’s annual Honors Exhibition, and not one show has been disappointing. Many pieces and projects this ...
'Streetwise Knoxville' Explores Our Not-Always-So-Fair City
Published 5/9/2012 at 11:52 a.m. 1 comment
Streetwise Knoxville, at 2 Many Pixels Gallery on Jackson Avenue through June, is a striking collection of images being presented in conjunction with those at KMA's Streetwise. Taken between the mid-’60s and now, the works on display are by four ...
KMA’s 'Several Silences' Seeks Clarity and Relief From Our Culture of Distraction
Published 4/18/2012 at 11:44 a.m. 0 comments
John Cage’s “4’33””—the non-performance in which a pianist sits idle before an audience for four minutes and 33 seconds—is directly connected to works by two of the 11 international exhibition participants. Yet the spirit of the now-iconic so-called silent piece ...
'Nexus 2012' Challenges Notions About Dogwood Arts Festival Art
Published 4/4/2012 at 11:12 a.m. 0 comments
Although sophisticated crafts have long been part of our city’s springtime festivities, unless I’ve overlooked ceramic wind chimes resembling Alexander Calder mobiles on Market Square, I don’t recall fine art from past festivals being particularly modern, let alone cutting edge, ...
The Knoxville Museum of Art Presents a Luminous Selection of Watercolors From Its Vaults
Published 2/29/2012 at 11:12 a.m. 0 comments
Viewers who have considered watercolor somewhat less substantial than other mediums should be markedly surprised by what this exhibition has to offer.
2 Many Pixels’ 2011 Retrospective Highlights a Diverse Class of Photographers
Published 2/8/2012 at 11:38 a.m. 0 comments
Besides exhibiting diverse subject matter in color as well as black and white, Best Photographers of 2011 reflects a range of both artistic development and technical skill.
UT’s Ewing and Downtown Galleries Present Innovative Japanese Artists
Published 2/1/2012 at 11:10 a.m. 0 comments
Mention Japanese printmaking and Hiroshige’s iconic depiction of a wave comes to mind, if not scenes of Mount Fuji and pagodas in the rain. However, to consider Hiroshige’s almost-200-year-old image the epitome of all Japanese art would be akin to ...
Animal-Themed Art From UT Enlivens Downtown
Published 12/21/2011 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments
It’s not every day that a person can stroll down Gay Street with nothing but plate glass between herself and art by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol. Works in the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery’s show ...
McClung's Russian Icons Resonate in the Holiday Season
Published 11/30/2011 at 11:50 a.m. 0 comments
The stunningly colorful two-dimensional pieces exhibited—primarily produced by Russian monks and dating as far back as 1590—really do suggest somewhat altered states.
Central and Eastern European Artists Emerge in KMA's 'After the Fall'
Published 11/9/2011 at 11:05 a.m. 0 comments
All the artists in After the Fall are men, and almost all are in their 30s, born during Soviet domination.
Wurmfeld's 'Immersed in Color' Brings UT’s Ewing Gallery to a New Level
Published 10/19/2011 at 12:05 p.m. 0 comments
Whether induced by peyote or Bernini, altered states have apparently been sought by humans beings since their beginnings, and Sanford Wurmfeld’s remarkable exhibition Immersed in Color: E-Cyclorama offers yet another way to transcend everyday reality.
Heather McClintock's Photos Bear Witness to Uganda's Long Civil War
Published 10/5/2011 at 11:18 a.m. 0 comments
An exhibition of McClintock’s photography opening tomorrow includes subject matter viewers might find hard to understand or accept.
Diverse Show of Latino Art at Emporium Center Might Be Too Diverse
Published 9/21/2011 at 9:56 a.m. 0 comments
For the most part, I view labeling tremendously diverse groups of people as ignorant, if not offensive; when it comes to art, it’s often simply irrelevant.
Fall A&E Preview: Art
Published 9/14/2011 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
While the fall’s colors riot outside, Knoxville’s intrepid gallery and museum curators are planning feasts for the eyes indoors.
- May 1st 2013 Knoxville's EDM Scene
- Apr 3rd 2013 Planning a MUSE
- Feb 20th 2013 Appalachian Square Dancing
- Dec 26th 2012 Metro Pulse's 2012 Covers
- Nov 14th 2012 Ed Westcott's Secret City
- Jan 11th 2012 Bowling in Knoxville
- Nov 23rd 2011 The Princess Theater
- Apr 20th 2011 Knoxville's Garbage
- Jun 9th 2010 Dirtfarm by Ben Claassen