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The Knoxville Museum of Art's Contemporary Focus
Published 09/09/2009 at 10:43 a.m. 1 Comment
We don’t know art, but we know what we like. And we like it a lot that Contemporary Focus, a just-opened exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art, appears to mark a movement toward increased appreciation of East Tennessee’s edgier ...
UT Art Grads Rack Up International Acclaim
Published 07/22/2009 at 3:17 p.m.
If you’ve picked up the recent summer issue of Artforum, you might be surprised to learn that the cover star Seth Price studied art here in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee. It shouldn’t be too surprising, though. Several UT ...
Pattern Is Movement Hits Right Balance
Published 06/10/2009 at 3:54 p.m.
It’s been a year since Philadelphia art-pop duo Pattern Is Movement released its acclaimed leftfield opus All Together. With its isometric rhythms and complex orchestral arrangements, the album serves as a testament to everything that is good about American avant-garde ...
Dogwood Arts Vastly Improves Arts Show
Published 04/01/2009 at 2:56 p.m.
Look for an amped-up, arresting art event for this year’s Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibit. In an effort to move toward a more contemporary feel, the festival has made some interesting changes: The festival’s Director of Development Lynda Evans has ...
BIG EARS 09: Dan Deacon
Published 02/04/2009 at 4:23 p.m.
If Phillip Glass is the patron saint of minimalist composition, then surely Dan Deacon is at least the enfant terrible of pop music. The songs on Deacon’s acclaimed 2007 album Spiderman of the Rings are wickedly complex electronic dance pop ...
Designs of Life
Published 12/03/2008 at 5 p.m.
UT graduate students Hilary Williams and Jacob Stanley aren’t leaving much up to chance. In an ambitious and highly collaborative exhibition aptly titled Lighting Shadows: Designed Objects in Space, the two artists have transformed the 1010 Gallery on Gay Street ...
Published 11/12/2008 at 5 p.m.
If Jeff Heiskell is looking to wipe the slate clean, then his first solo album under the name Heiskell will do the job and then some. His new self-released album, Clip-on Nose Ring, is a blistering account of relationships, cynicism, ...
Tour of Duty
Published 10/22/2008 at 5 p.m.
It must be a magical time for TV on the Radio drummer Jaleel Bunton. The band’s new album Dear Science, is one of the most critically acclaimed releases this year and marks a distinct musical shift for the band. The ...
Artbeat: Costume Ball
Published 10/08/2008 at 5 p.m. 1 Comment
Katie Ries is a graduate student in the University of Tennessee School of Art’s high-profile printmaking department. But her most recent opening at UT’s Gallery 1010 this past First Friday proves that it is rarely the medium that counts most ...
Published 10/08/2008 at 5 p.m.
A lot has changed since Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, last played a show in Knoxville. Way back in 2003, Gillis was working as a biomedical engineer through the week in his hometown of Pittsburgh and traveling on weekends to ...