The Cress Gallery and the UTC Department of Art announce the 2017 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions! Each Show opens with Student Presentations at Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street at 5:00pm, followed by a Reception at the Cress 6:00pm. Show One opens April 04, and runs through April13. Show Two opens April 18, and runs through April 28. Visitors on Opening Days may park free after 4:00pm in UTC Lots 10, 12, &18. Join us in celebrating the achievement of these artists!!!
The UTC Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series presents sculptor Conrad Bakker (Urbana, Illinois). Public Lecture Tuesday February 7, 2017, 5:30pm in 201 Derthick Hall, 624 Vine Street, followed by a Reception and Exhibition Opening at the Cress in the Lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center, 754 Vine Street. Visiting Artist activities Feb. 06 - Feb. 09 (see homepage "Events"). Conrad Bakker makes carved and painted sculptures of everyday objects and positions them in a wide variety of contexts to reveal and critically comment upon the political economies and relational networks between persons and things. This exhibition features two ongoing bodies of work based on the personal library and geologic interests of the late conceptual artist and land art pioneer, Robert Smithson. The Cress gratefully acknowledges Range Projects, Chattanooga (www.range-projects.com) for their generous support of this exhibition. Additional support comes from The Friends of the Cress Gallery contributors fund.
Juror Jeffery S. Morton, Professor and Chair of Art, Covenant College selected 57 works from 105 submissions created by UTC Art Majors within the curricula of the Department of Art's programs Pre-Art, BA Art, BS Art Ed., and all BFA concentrations. Juror's Public Lecture will be Tuesday January 17, 5:30pm Room 201 Derthick Hall, 624 Vine Street, followed by an Awards Presentation & Public Reception in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center. Juror’s Professionalism Session: Wednesday January 18, 1:00pm to 2:00pm Room 356 Fine Arts Center. This exhibition is supported in full by the contributions of the Friends of the Gallery! For more information visit www.cressgallery.org or contact the Director email email@example.com or voice & text 423-304-9789 For a list of featured students click the website News tab.
Sangram Majumdar explores the intersection of varying pictorial conventions, from the figurative to the purely abstract. The resulting paintings evolve as conversations between reality and fiction, logic and ambiguity, the familiar and the unexpected.
Curated from the University’s gift-based collection, this exhibition features work created by icons of art history alongside that of previous UTC Diane Marek Series Visiting Artists. The interplay of tradition and contemporary expansion seamlessly bridges past to present and celebrates the unique role of an academic gallery as a non-profit purveyor of ideas and discussions about broader issues embraced by the visual arts. On its whole, the exhibition exemplifies the 1960’s movements of Abstract Expressionism and of Pop Art and its European equivalents, the transition to Minimalism in the 1970’s, and the continuum of inter-relationships into the 21st Century.
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