Saturday, December 9, 2017

2018 January Exhibits

'Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee'

Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
People # 49, 50 51   charcoal and pastel pencil on plywood
I'll have a 3D installation of my large drawings on wood and three altar drawings in this exhibit:

"The ETSU Department of Art & Design, Slocumb Galleries and the Reece Museum in partnership with the Mary B. Martin School of Arts, Honors College and the Tennessee Arts Commission through the Arts Project Support (APS) grant proudly present 'Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee'. Curated by Vanessa Mayoraz and Andrew Scott Ross, from January 16 to February 23, 2018 at the Slocumb Galleries and the Reece Museum, with panel discussion on February 15, Thursday, 5:30 p.m., at the Ball Hall Auditorium followed by the reception at the Reece Museum.

Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee focuses on artists living in, or from, Tennessee who utilize drawing as a substantial part of their contemporary practice. The thirteen contributing artists, residing in cities from Memphis to Johnson City, use a range of methodologies, which explore the limits, and traditions of the medium. The featured artists at the Slocumb Galleries are Ben Butler (Memphis), Joel Parsons (Memphis), and Althea Murphy-Price (Knoxville). The  artists featured at the Reece Museum are: Nick DeFord (Knoxville), Rob Matthews (Nashville), Jonathan Adams (Johnson City, Paula Kovarick (Memphis, Dawn Martin Dickins (Clarksville, Denise Stewart-Sanabria (Knoxville), P.A. Turner (Telford), Wade Guyton (formerly Knoxville/ currently in NYC), John Hilton (Johnson City), and Richard A. Lou (Memphis). The panelists discussing 'drawing' as contemporary art practice are Knoxville Art Museum curator Stephen Wicks, with artists/art writer Denise Stewart-Sanabria and University of Memphis' Department of Art Chair, Prof. Richard Lou.

For more information, please contact Slocumb Galleries' Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay via email or Reece Museum Exhibition Coordinator Spenser Brenner via email The Slocumb Galleries are located at Ernest C. Ball Hall, 232 Sherrod Drive, ETSU campus, with handicapped access. Gallery hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays until 6 p.m., receptions, and by appointment."

Drawing Discourse 

9th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina / Asheville
People # 70  charcoal and pastel pencil on plywood  70" x 24"

When: January 19–February 23, 2018
Where: S. Tucker Cooke Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 6-8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Monday–Friday

Stuart Shils (Juror) Lecture: Friday, January 19, 5:00 p.m.
Humanities Lecture Hall

All events are Free and Open to the Public

January 19 - Feb 23, Drawing Discourse: 9th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. Owen Hall. Juror, Stuart Shils, will be present and open the exhibition with a lecture about his practice on January 19, 2018; an opening reception for Drawing Discourse will follow immediately after the lecture.

Contemporary Altars of Misappropriated Mythology

solo exhibit
Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN 
January 18 - March 4th
opening reception: January 18th 5-7 PM 
Bipedal      graphite on paper, cut paper, hand build wooden altar frame   20”W x 21”H x 4”D

Where does mythology originate? Who gets to define and invent it? How much of our older Western Mythology is relevant now, and how would it be updated?
I’m using Byzantine decoration, Faberge egg bling, Medieval religious altar construction, and 21st century design standards to create secular cultural altars dedicated to who we are and what we value and obsess about.

Sight and Sound: Creating Connections

group exhibit

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 
            Watkinsville GA    opening reception: Jan. 19th 
People # 69, 72   charcoal and pastel pencil on plywood
An interactive exhibit featuring sound connections with the work on display.