A New Studio in Fort Sanders Opens Its Doors
Updated 12/15/2010 at 11:24 a.m. 0 comments
Drifting through some upstairs rooms at Redeemer Church on Highland Avenue at 17th Street, you’ll find plenty of items you’d expect to see in children’s Sunday school: washable markers, colored pencils, heaps of fabric scraps. But these rooms are occupied ...
Downtown Gallery Revels in the Rustic Imagery of Walter Haskell Hinton’s Pulp-Magazine Illustrations
Published 12/8/2010 at 11:13 a.m. 0 comments
Walter Haskell Hinton was one hell of a salesman. A magazine illustrator working in the waning years of the Golden Age of Illustration and the decade or so following it, Hinton was good, and he was prolific. And currently the ...
That Time of the Month: Another Memorable First Friday for A1 Lab Arts
Published 11/10/2010 at 9:46 a.m. 0 comments
It’s sometimes easy to forget how much the A1 Lab Arts collective really gets done. Producing, not consigning, enough material for a new show every month, each with a new theme, no less, is about as easy as it sounds, ...
David Bates' "Katrina Paintings" Communicate the Heartache in New Orleans
Published 11/3/2010 at 9:55 a.m. 0 comments
Before you see the first image from David Bates: The Katrina Paintings at the Knoxville Museum of Art, you’ll see another, older Bates’ painting from 1989. Titled “Blacktip Shark,” the painting is from the KMA’s permanent collection, and it lays ...
Downtown Gallery Series Pairs UT Art Professors and Former Artists-in-Residence
Published 10/6/2010 at 9:19 a.m. 0 comments
Fall at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery has been off to a showy start with a university-centric exhibition, Everything Shines. The gallery offers a split show that is, in fact, quite shiny: UT professor of painting Marcia Goldenstein and ...
UT Alums Bill FitzGibbons and Creighton Michael Return With Two Solo Shows and a Joint Exhibit
Published 9/21/2010 at 5:44 p.m. 0 comments
They say you can never go home again, but you can always swing by to pick up a plaque. That’s just what the University of Tennessee Office of Alumni Affairs has made possible for Bill FitzGibbons (class of 1972) and ...
Julie Armbruster's Cute Li'l Animals Survey a Fearsome World
Published 9/7/2010 at 3:18 p.m. 1 comment
In this alternate world, body parts bloom on trees and bushes, and a unicorn is a large, horned rodent at sea in a small boat. The strangeness is not for its own sake. The absurdity is ordered, evocative, and repeated ...
KMA’s 'Contemporary Focus'
Published 9/1/2010 at 9:06 a.m. 0 comments
The University of Tennessee’s Art and Architecture building must have been especially quiet last Thursday. Or half of it, anyway. That night at the Knoxville Museum of Art, a free public preview of its newly opened Contemporary Focus 2010 exhibition ...
At Downtown Gallery, UT Professor Norman Magden Loops Images Until They Collapse
Published 7/21/2010 at 8:39 a.m. 1 comment
The sign on the front door of the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery last Friday read “Closed for Installation,” and the windows were papered in black. But the door was unlocked (for a special preview for A1 LabArts members), and ...
First Friday Farrago
Published 7/7/2010 at 9:25 a.m. 0 comments
The July heat may have wilted ambitions a touch on last First Friday, but a couple of one-night-only exhibitions could be found in the farther reaches of the downtown-centric night, one a multimedia show curated by local sound artist and ...
Salvador Dali's Illustrations of Dante's 'Divine Comedy' Make a Colorful Impression
Published 6/9/2010 at 8:53 a.m. 0 comments
While summer blockbusters leave long lines at the theaters, they have long left the museums behind. But there is a big-name (though far from a greatest-hits) show this month at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery. It’s not a traveling ...
KMA Turns Its Eye on Photographs of the South by Walker Evans, Eudora Welty, and Baldwin Lee
Published 5/26/2010 at 9:23 a.m. 0 comments
The first thing you need to know about the documentary photography exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art is that it’s big: two galleries stuffed with black-and-white photographs of scenes of life and poverty in the American South from three ...
UT’s Honors Exhibition Finds Inspiration From the ’00s
Published 5/12/2010 at 9:25 a.m. 0 comments
A quick survey of the University of Tennessee 2010 Honors Exhibition at the Ewing Gallery reveals, unexpectedly, a sampling of recent movie trends—3-D glasses, torture porn—and like those tools of the trade, if the work of the graduating class doesn’t ...
KMA Sifts Through Its Collection for Uncertain Terrain, a Wide-Ranging Show of Landscapes
Published 4/28/2010 at 8:41 a.m. 0 comments
If the Hudson River School painted landscape as a manifestation of God, the works on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Uncertain Terrain: Selections from the KMA Collection portray landscape as a reflection of man. Though the human figure ...
Local Fabric Artist Jessie Van der Laan Explores “the Spaces Between Things”
Published 3/17/2010 at 8:34 a.m. 0 comments
Jessie Van der Laan's work is free-form and intuitive, involving monoprints along with sewing, drawing, and sculpture. Van der Laan has previously worked at installation scale. For this show, in an intimate space, Van der Laan offers a selection of ...
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