'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.
Telecommunications Art Comes to KMA in New 'FAX' Exhibit
Published 8/31/2011 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments
Originating at the Drawing Center in New Rork in 2009, FAX is a cumulative exhibition meant to evolve and expand into many venues at once; in Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, and elsewhere.
Artist Joe Letitia Employs an Icon Both Spiritual and Secular
Published 8/24/2011 at 12:00 p.m. 0 comments
In Didymus—a word from both Aramaic and Greek meaning “the twin”—Letitia presents us with many versions of the hand of Christ’s apostle Thomas as it pokes at the savior’s lance wound to determine that Jesus had indeed risen from the ...
19th-Century East Tennessee Pottery Delivers a Message From the Past
Published 8/3/2011 at 12:38 p.m. 0 comments
I was struck by a curious and sometimes nerve-wracking contradiction: Among the show’s many pieces is a tremendous vessel that must have required considerable time and assistance to create, yet the letters individually stamped into its surface to spell out ...
UT's Downtown Gallery Shows Richard LeFevre's Civil War Collages
Published 7/20/2011 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments
Illustrating specific battles as near to one another as Franklin and Chattanooga and as far apart as Gettysburg and Vicksburg, pieces on view (drawn from a total of 91 created over a four-year period) consist mostly of watercolor, pencil, and ...
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