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2019 UTC Art Senior BFA Thesis Exhibitions

2019 UTC Art Senior BFA Thesis Exhibitions

The UTC Department of Art announces 2019 Senior BFA Thesis Exhibitions in the NEW Temporary Cress Gallery located a 10 minute walk from campus at the Mayfield Building in downtown Chattanooga, 123 East 7th Street, between Walnut and Cherry Streets near the corner of Walnut. “Show One” opens Tuesday April 2, 2019; “Show Two” opens Tuesday April 16, 2019. Artists’ presentations on opening night for both Shows at 5:00pm in Derthick Hall, Room 201, 624 Vine Street, 37403. Public reception follows 6:30pm - 7:30pm on the New Library Plaza behind Derthick. Exhibition dates for Show One are April 2 – April 11, 2019; Show Two, April 16 – April 26, 2019.

April 2, 2019 - April 26, 2019
2019 UTC Department of Art Juried Student Exhibition

2019 UTC Department of Art Juried Student Exhibition

This year's Juror, Jill Frank, Assistant Professor in the Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University, selected 53 works from 121 submissions for inclusion in the exhibition, designating 9 works to receive awards to be announced on Jan. 22 during the annual celebration of this event. An additional 13 students were honored by the Juror's inclusion of both of their submissions. As is the tradition, the Juror's public lecture about her own work will take place Jan. 22 at 5:30pm in the Benwood Auditorium of the EMCS Bldg. directly across Vine St. from the Cress, followed by the exhibition reception and award presentation in the lobby of the Cress. For a complete list of the Juror's selections click the News Tab.

January 08, 2019 - January 31, 2019
Weimer Pursell: The Thumbnail Sketches

Weimer Pursell: The Thumbnail Sketches

On view in this exhibition is just a small portion of this process rich collection and its many gouache thumbnail sketches that provide evidence of the visual thinking that led to final product, all created by hand, well before the digital era. The Pursell collection was one of three areas of the UTC Permanent Collection of Art targeted in a 2016 Preservation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

October 29, 2018 - December 12, 2018
The Clamor of Ordinary Things

The Clamor of Ordinary Things

A group exhibition of contemporary photography, video, and animation curated by Carolyn Lambert, UTC Lecturer in Photography and Media Arts. The works in this exhibition critically reflect on identity through a relation between objects, clothing, and everyday life. Danielle Dean animates Nike’s sneaker, "True Red", into various forms – a bat, a castle, a red substance, a woman. The “swoosh” also appears in Jared Thorne’s "Black Palimpsest", which explores the exchange of signifiers of authenticity and belonging, power and wealth, between Black American and Black African social worlds. In Zhiyuan Yang’s series, "Family of Three", the discomfort of gender roles and heteronormative family life are played out in dramatic and humorous role-swapping tableaus. Pat Miller Gamble’s work shares this sense of performativity—"Raytheon 2016 Q2 Earnings Conference Call: A Reenactment" connects the ahistorical indulgence of medieval cosplay with contemporary arms speculation.

October 30, 2018 - December 12, 2018
2018 Selections VIII: 21st Century Art from the UTC Permanent Collection

2018 Selections VIII: 21st Century Art from the UTC Permanent Collection

The Permanent Collection of Art at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga has grown over recent years to become an important teaching resource for campus and community. Now located in state-of-the-art storage in the UTC New Library, this gift-based collection of work by regional, national, and international artists was recognized for its significance in 2015 with the award of an Archival Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The UTC Cress Gallery periodically organizes exhibitions selected from the Collection’s nearly 1,900 individual works of art dating to the early 20th Century. This version focuses on works created since the year 2000 and features five artists whose career paths include a previous exhibition in the Cress.

August 20, 2018 - October 4, 2018
UTC Art Senior BFA Thesis Show One at the downtown Cress 123 E. 7th St.
UTC Art Senior BFA Thesis Show One at the downtown Cress 123 E. 7th St.