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Spotlight: Gallery 1010

Gallery 1010 announces the Fall exhibition schedule.

Gallery 1010 – the University of Tennessee’s student exhibition space – is excited to announce it’s upcoming schedule. All receptions occur on Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm with open Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 during the school semester.



June 7:  Raluca Iancu – Crossing Borders

August 2:  Group Exhibition – Mythical Genitalia

August 23:  Mallory Cowan – Bioluminescence

August 30:  2nd year Grad Student Exhibition

September 6:  Polish Printmaking Exchange

September 13:  Annie Clark – The Mechanics of Collecting

September 20:  Destin Blake – Das Lurk

September 27:  Sculpture Club – 2 x 2 x 5

October 4:  Kevin Kao – For the Very First Time

October 11:  Amber Patty – Violet Albums: Recounting Stories through Individual Introspection

October 25: Marion Forbes – Contrafact: A Study in Sound Dislocation

November 1:  Forest Myerson – Rediscovering Impressionist Knoxville

November 8:  Caroline Hatfield – The Inner Thoughts of Outer Space.

November 15:  Aaron Inklebarger – Rendering Wreckage

November 22:  Capstone Show

December 6:  Marta Lee, Ian Cato, & Kenzie Wells – Soup


Spotlight: Ewing Gallery

Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut was the first institution of higher education to begin an art collection. In 1750, it acquired its first work of art, a 1670 portrait of the Reverend John Davenport, and in 1831, the patriot-artist John Trumbull gave more than one hundred of his portraits and historical paintings to Yale and designed a building to house them. Thus, the first university art museum in the western hemisphere was established. Since then, other public and private universities have embraced the development of museums and art collections which encourage appreciation, and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works. In its brief history, the Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture at The University of Tennessee has strived to acquire works of art and architecture for the educational benefits of our students and faculty and for the enrichment of the Knoxville and East Tennessee communities.

Nina Bovasso, "South Knoxville: Ladybug Swarm"

Nina Bovasso, “South Knoxville: Ladybug Swarm”

This summer the Ewing Gallery will be organizing a permanent collection exhibition focusing on our abstract art.  The beginnings of abstraction can be seen as early as the 1870s with James McNeill Whistler’s Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket.  Derailed by John Ruskin, an esteemed art critic of the time, Whistler was accused of “blatant impudence for asking 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public’s face.” Other movements, Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Russian Constructivism helped to change the idea that a painting had to portray a physical subject. Now, works of art could be representative of light, responses to sound and smell, traces of a distinct gesture, and even descriptions of psychological states.

This exhibition includes works by such diverse artists as Will Henry Stevens, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Aldrich, Robert Motherwell, Nina Bovasso, Rob Nadeau, Carl Holty, Carrie Moyer, Joel Carreiro, Creighton Michael, Paul Krainak,  Al Loving, and Gordon Dorn. A number of the pieces are by current and former University of Tennessee Faculty: Jered Sprecher, Holly Stevens, Richard Clarke, Sally Brogden, Whitney Leland, Carl Sublett, and C. Kermit “Buck” Ewing.

Will Henry Stevens, "Untitled"

Will Henry Stevens, “Untitled”

Only  few of the works in the Ewing Permanent Collection that fit the theme of abstraction will be displayed. The others left in storage may be presented in future exhibitions at the UT Downtown Gallery or here on campus. The history of the Ewing Gallery Collection dates to the mid 1950s when several Japanese woodblock prints were acquired by C. Kermit Ewing, the first chair of the UT Art Department. Since then, the collection has grown through the generosity of our university alumni, faculty, and friends. Gifts of works, bequests, and cash contributions to the Friends of the Ewing Gallery that permit the purchase of selected works all contribute to the growth of this collection. Please visit the Ewing Gallery website closer to June for exact dates and times for this exhibition. The Ewing Gallery will be open on an abbreviated summer schedule. We look forward to seeing you at our Permanent Collection exhibition.

Currently in the gallery are the School of Art MFA Thesis exhibitions. The BFA Honors Exhibition will take place in May with an opening reception on the afternoon of Friday, May 3rd. Keep in touch with all our goings on by liking us on Facebook, checking our website, and following us on Twitter.

HOURS (through exams)

M: 10-8

T: 10-5

W: 10-5

R: 10-8

F: 10-5


Sun: 1-4

SUMMER HOURS will be decided later.

Spotlight: Downtown Gallery


NEXUS 2013

As one of the Dogwood Arts Festival’s feature exhibits, NEXUS, showcases national and international artists working in contemporary sculpture and 3-D media. Indoor sculptures comprising all styles and genres from emerging and established artists have been selected by nationally recognized juror, Durant Thompson, for exhibition at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery. This year, the co-chairs of theNEXUS exhibition committee are Jason S. Brown and Brian R. Jobe. 


Where: University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, 106 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

When: MARCH 25 until APRIL 6, Monday- Friday, 11am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3pm (Note: Special Hours on Mondays & Tuesdays)

Admission: Free

Opening Reception: Friday, (First Friday) APRIL 5 from 5-9pm

Awards Ceremony: Friday, APRIL 5 @ 6:30pm

The Downtown Gallery is a contemporary art gallery exhibiting professional work through funding and support from The University of Tennessee.

Spotlight: Gallery 1010

Gallery 1010 is curating an exhibition for the University of Tennessee’s 1st Annual Sex Week. Submission deadline is February 21st.

In partnership with the University of Tennessee’s First Annual Sex Week, Gallery 1010 is curating an exhibition of sex positive artwork. The show title “Loud and Queer” is an open term to encompass all expressions of sex, gender, sexuality, and practices (from gay to straight to identity terms absent of categorization). Sponsored by SEAT (Sexual Empowerment and Awareness in Tennessee), “Loud and Queer” will uphold the organization’s mission to foster a comprehensive and academically-informed conversation about sex, sexuality, and relationships with the purpose of educating the University of Tennessee student body and the Knoxville community through innovative, collaborative, and entertaining programming and events.


This national call is open to all artists.


Submission Prospectus: http://sunsite.utk.edu/gallery1010/Site/Loud_and_Queer.html

Information about SEAT and UTK’s Annual Sex Week: http://sexweekut.org

Gallery 1010 Director, Jessica Anderson: Gallery1010utk@gmail.com

Spotlight: Ewing Gallery


The Ewing Gallery is pleased to present recent works by Michael Zansky for our first exhibition of 2013. This exhibition will open to the public on January 17, 2013, and will be at the Ewing through February 26. Please join us for an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Ewing Gallery from 7-9pm. The artist will be present.

Michael Zansky is an American artist working in installation art, sculpture, painting and photography. He has been represented by the Nicholas Robinson Gallery in New York since 2003. In addition to his art making, he is also a set designer, working with films and television shows such as, Law and Order: SVU, The First Wives Club, The Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, The Juror, and Fatal Attraction. For more examples of his artwork, please visit:


Joseph Delaney piece from Ewing Gallery shown in New York


An oil-on-canvas piece, made in 1961 by artist Joseph Delaney, is being shown at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library as part of the “WWII & NYC” exhibit. The Wall Street Journal wrote an article on this exhibit and mentioned the piece from the Ewing Gallery.

To read the full article, please click HERE.

Pencil Pushed: Exploring Process and Boundaries in Drawing

About a week ago, this exhibit of many artists opened in Ewing Gallery (and later in Downtown Gallery). It is an exciting collaboration between current faculty, alumni, and other artists. Tonight, the deputy editor of Art News, Barbara MacAdam will give a lecture, focusing on this exhibit. The lecture begins at 7:30pm in A+A 109.

To read the full Knoxville.com article, please click here.

“FREE: A Sculpture Show” at Gallery 1010

On September 7, students from the Sculpture area hosted a show at Gallery 1010. The artists whose work was showcased included Jessica Brooke Anderson, April Bachtel, Jonathan Broyles, G.M.Bundy, Sarah Campbell, Jenny Chin, Caroline Hatfield, Alexandra Kirtley, Kevin Varney, and Dean Yasko.


According to the show statement, it is “an exhibition that presents contemporary work made by UT undergraduate and graduate students, FREE art celebrates the power of transformation in everyday items, found objects, and recycled materials. The ideas behind these works may be diverse, but they are united by their innovative use of everyday items. These artists manipulate and repurpose common materials and by doing so, create an opportunity for dialogue between the audience and the perception, use, and reclamation of these materials. Things that might be considered trash can in fact become art, and vehicles for expression and creativity.”

UT Downtown Gallery picks figurative art from Ewing collection

The Art & Architecture Ewing Gallery and UT Downtown Gallery had an article published about them on Saturday, on the Knoxville News-Sentinel website. The article was about figurative art selections chosen by Downtown Gallery from the Ewing collection for display. To read the full article, please click the following link:

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