Thursday, November 18, 2010


Today, Thursday, November 18, at 5:30 pm in the UTC Fine Arts Center, room 356: guest curator Patricia Karetzky, Asian art scholar (Bard College, NY) and curator of contemporary Chinese art, will present about China's contemporary art scene: influences, context, art and artists with an emphasis upon the work and the artists  currently in the Cress:

"Le Deluge, apres Mao" An Exhibition of Work by Significant Contemporary Chinese Artists

A reception will follow.
Open to the public and free of charge.

Patricia Karetzky appears as part of "Focus on China" programming at UTC, and her lecture and visit is sponsored by the UTC College of Arts and Sciences.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Visiting Artist - Chris Scarborough

Artist's Lecture: April 1, 2010    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Student Interaction: March 31, 2010    11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Utilizing diverse elements ranging from Japanese pop culture and art historical references, to science fiction, Chinese propaganda posters, and real life experiences, Scarborough creates a pluralistic body of work that examines the effects of what happens when the boundaries of culture and context cross paths and erode. Working fluently in both photography and drawing, Scarborough is known for his meticulously constructed and detailed images of people and objects that have been fastidiously manipulated to reveal and deconstruct preconceived cultural concepts of beauty and perfection.

Chris Scarborough currently resides in Nashville. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. His work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, D.C., Atlanta, New Orleans and Nashville. He received his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and has been featured in Art Papers, Alarm Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, NY Magazine and New American paintings.

Both events are free and open to the public.

UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 356
MUSE Lecture Series
In partnership with AVA

Visiting Artist - Rocky Horton

Lecture/Interaction: April 1 10:50 AM - 1:30 PM
Fine Arts Center, Room 340

Artist's Statment
In my most recent studio practice, I have begun developing a body of work that addresses the precarious relationship of painting to photography.  These two practices have long been in contention: photography has proclaimed the death of painting; yet painting continues to redefine itself beyond the realm of photography. Regarding this history, I am creating a series of “photo paintings”, using different dilutions of chemical photo developer painted onto exposed photographs to create a synthesis of both photographic and painting practices. These current works create a dialogue between what has for so long seemed like disparate artistic practices.  They act as a conduit between painting practice and photographic processes.  The work creates a conceptual discrepancy between facture and picture or, more broadly, fact and fiction.  Thus, they exist in a sate of suspension between a perception and objectification- a liminal existence.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Grimonprez's DOUBLE TAKE
Tuesday, February 23, 7 pm
Hill Auditorium, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Wednesday, February 24, 8 pm
Hill Auditorium, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Visiting Artist - Julie Lequin

The UTC Department of Art welcomes Visiting Artist Julie Lequin!  Artist's Lecture+Performance+Interactions Feb 18-20, 2010.  Lequin's work materializes in a variety of combined forms including video, performance, photography, drawing, book, costume, language...  Join us at the UTC Fine Arts Center.

Lecture + Performance: Thursday Feb 18, 4:30pm            Video Art Screening: Friday Feb 19, 1:30pm

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Caroline Allison / A Common Place

February 19 – April 11, 2010
Caroline Allison:

Artist’s talk and reception: Friday, February 19, 2010 – 4:30 pm
Gallery closed for Spring Break March 11-22

Location and Hours
The Gallery is located on Georgia Avenue between Convocation Hall and Guerry Hall. Click for map

The hours are:
Tuesday – Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday – Sunday Noon to 4pm
The Gallery is closed during the summer and for all academic breaks.

The University Art Gallery
University of the South
735 University Ave.
Sewanee, Tennessee 37383
Phone: 931.598.1223
Fax: 931.598.3335

Staff: Shelley MacLaren, Gallery Director

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive announcements for upcoming shows, please call or e-mail us with your information.

*Caroline Allison Website* 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Visiting Artists - Kahn & Selesnick

the Marek Visiting Artists Series presents an exhibition, lecture and week-long events with the collaborative duo of Kahn & Selesnick.  The exhibition will include Performative photography, video, and sculptural installation at the UTC Cress Gallery: Feb 2 - Mar 16.

Artists Lecture: Tues, Feb. 2, 5:30pm UTC Fine Arts Center

Gallery Opening Reception: immediately following lecture

Kahn & Selesnick will be working with both the color photography and interdisciplinary research classes within the PMA curriculum as well as connecting with the UTC and Chattanooga communities.