Festive Holiday Greetings from Graduate Students and Faculty from the UT Knoxville School of Art Printmaking Program!
Tony Fitzpatrick, b.1958. Orange and Black Bird: Portal to the Mercy of Autumn, 2012. Mixed media on paper. Courtesy of the artist
Currently on display in the Ewing Gallery is Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center and Richard Meier: Selected Collage Works. Remix presents the work of over 100 artists drawn from the ICC’s permanent lending and research collection alongside further loans from prominent artists.
Remix weaves the narrative of collage through the history of modern and contemporary art. Coined in the early 20th century from the French word coller, meaning to glue or stick, the term collage originally described a revolutionary method of art-making. Over time its definition has expanded to represent an approach to and perception of the modern world. The 100 artists featured in the exhibition utilize collage’s core conceptual traits—heterogeneity, fragmentation and appropriation—to address with clarity and immediacy the circumstances of their times. Remix explores the impact of collage on artistic and cultural expression and gathers together the diverse fragments of a rich artistic tradition.
Richard Meier: Selected Collage Works is a presentation of 20 recent works. They are a collaboration between Meier and Master Printer, Gary Lichtenstein. The images are 11-color silkscreens of original Meier collages with one-of-a-kind collage and drawing on top of the prints.
Graduate students at the University of Tennessee have organized Through and Through, an exhibition of installation art that utilizes print media in a variety of different ways. The exhibition opens at the West Jackson Workshops (514 West Jackson Avenue), on Friday December 6th from 69pm. The exhibition will continue Saturday from 12 to 5pm.
Through and Through presents the work of seven graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts studio art program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Historically printmaking has existed as a two-dimensional medium, however in recent years print artists have increasingly chosen to utilize the printed multiple as material for creating three dimensional installation based works that are not restricted to the wall and work to alter the gallery environment.
The printmaking program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is ranked #3 nationally by US News and World Report. The program is populated by students from all over the country as well as students from Canada and Slovakia. For more information, contact Professor Althea Murphy-Price at 865.974.3247.
Proposal Rendering for Bumfack Co., by Kevin Kao and Xia Zhang to take place at the NCECA Project Space, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2014.
Kevin Kao, a second year graduate student in ceramics at UT and Xia Zhang, a graduate student in ceramics at West Virginia University have had their exhibition proposal accepted by the National Council for Education in the Ceramics Arts (NCECA). Their ceramic art installation titled Bumfack Co. will be featured in this years’ NCECA Project Space to take place in conjunction with the annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2014.
Their installation will explore perceptions of authenticity and value as they create handmade ceramic knock-offs at a production facility situated within the NCECA conference. NCECA attendees will be invited to participate in the production of work and in so doing will be encouraged to consider their own perceptions of authenticity and value while experiencing differing, culturally based, production methods. The NCECA Project Space is a venue that incorporates clay within time-based, performative, or site responsive works and encourages interaction between the artist’s and NCECA conference attendees.
Graphic Design Program at-a-glance.
The BFA in Graphic Design at the University of Tennessee is a 120 credit hour degree that sequences students from an introduction to the field and its history all the way to completing a self-defined semester-long project to be presented in front of a panel of business professionals. In between this there are investigations into typography, data visualization and research, workshops with both local and visiting designers, team projects solving interdisciplinary problems, and a at least 7 credit hours of gaining hands-on experience working as an intern in a professional setting. However, sometimes before that even can begin, what exactly a graphic designer does needs a bit of explanation.
The Graphic Design Program has compiled an information sheet that helps clarify a bit more of the options within the field of graphic design as well as answer common questions related to graphic design at UT. Faculty office hours are listed on the sheet, so feel free to stop by should you still have more questions.
Virginia Derryberry (MFA 1984) and Scott Betz (MFA 1992) were recognized at the 2013 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Derryberry, who is a Professor of Art and Department Chair at the University of North Carolina Asheville, received the SECAC Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. Betz, who is a Professor of Art at Winston Salem State University, received the SECAC Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The 2013 Southeastern College Art Conference was held October 30-November 2 included presentations by School of Art faculty members, Joshua Bienko, Tim Hiles, Beauvais Lyons, Norman Magden and John Powers and Printmaking technician Jessie Van der Laan. Graduate students presenting papers included Raluca Iancu and Jennifer Scheuer, both in Printmaking.
SECAC is a non-profit organization that promotes the study and practice of the visual arts in higher education on a national basis.
Haliades, installation view.
PRESS RELEASE: http://web.mit.edu/museum/about/pr/2013/5000MovingParts.html
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville will host Los Angeles artist and East Tennessee native Wayne White November 6-8, 2013. White will present a public lecture on Thursday November 7th in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Auditorium at 7:30pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.
During his visit White will work with students in creating a large-scale “bear-cat” for the Homecoming Parade on Friday November 8th at 4pm. His visit is sponsored by the Visual Arts Committee, the School of Art and the Department of Theatre.
Wayne White is best known for his role in designing the set for the popular television show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse in the 1980s where his work for set and puppet designs won three Emmy Awards. His work has also been used for music videos by Peter Gabriel (Big Time) and the Smashing Pumpkins (Tonight, Tonight). White also designed the band Lambchop’s popular album cover “Nixon.”
In recent years he has focused on paintings, typically involving the alteration of kitsch commercially printed imagery with humorous and often irreverent dimensionally painted word play. White’s art is an amalgam of surrealism, pop-art, and folk art. His work is represented by Western Project in Los Angeles and Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas. His work is featured in the recent movie by Neil Berkeley “Beauty is Embarrassing.”
Wayne White is a native of Chattanooga where he graduated from Hixon High School and completed his BFA degree in art from Middle Tennessee State University in 1979.
For more information, contact Chancellor’s Professor Beauvais Lyons at 974-3202 email@example.com.
UT Knoxville Professor Koichi Yamamoto talks to printmaking students about issues to consider when making printed kites.
The UT Printmaking Program is playing a key role in organizing a project titled “Flying Portfolio: Printed Kites” at the SGC International Printmaking Conference in San Francisco March 26-30, 2014. Also participating will be students and faculty from Ohio University (USA), The University of Alberta (Canada) and Musashino Art University in Tokyo (Japan). In preparation, printmaking students and faculty are working on several prototypes that will be presented at the conference. Coordinated by Professor Koichi Yamamoto, the project will be featured during two days at the conference, and will include a demonstration and workshop on making printed kites and a “flying portfolio” event open to the broader community. A Facebook Group has been established to assist in project planning and communications:
Having a strong student and faculty presence from UT at the 2014 conference is important, as the 2015 SGC International Printmaking Conference will be held in Knoxville. The 2015 conference is already in the planning stages, with a call for panel sessions, portfolios and special projects posted at: http://web.utk.edu/~sphere