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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Artists throughout history have found inspiration in the form of birds. Man imbued birds with mystical and religious meaning due to their fascinating ability to exist in two worlds – the earthly world, and the sky, or heavenly realm. Drawn primarily from the Ewing Gallery’s permanent collection, Of a Feather features works from historic and contemporary artists who represent birds in a diverse assortment of styles. While some artists approach the bird as studies of simplified form others utilize strategies of space and distance to take a more poetic or analytical look at the economic and social issues attached to birds. Works range from hyperrealism to whimsical to abstract. This exhibition incorporates a number of artists of artists from New York and Chicago including Keith Haring, Michael Kirk, Keith Long, Diane Churchill, and Laurie Hogin; regional artists, Howard Finster, Todd Johnson, Kelly Hider, Heather Middlebrooks, Gary Monroe, and Richard Jolley, as well as distinguished faculty from the University of Tennessee – Jered Sprecher, Diane Fox, Beauvais Lyons, Marcia Goldenstein, Don Kurka, Bill Kennedy, Clark Stewart and Byron McKeeby. The artworks on display consider themes of scientific inquiry, symbolism, environmental consciousness, and the rituals of birding, among others. The exhibition is organized by Sam Yates, Director and Curator of the Ewing Gallery, in tribute to the late artist, Ellen Lanyon, who often used images of birds in her art.

RECENT PRESS


"Louis Chan Takes an Intimate Look inside The Homes of Chinese American Families": The Huffington Post

 

"Artist Shares Troubled Childhood Through Photos": The Daily Beacon

"Controversial Mural Seen in New Light"
:The Daily Beacon

 

"Post Office Mural on Loan to UT": Crossville Chronicle

 

Controversial UT Mural being shown at UT Downtown Gallery: Knoxville News Sentinel

"The Singing Mural: Marion Greenwood's Long-Concealed Masterwork in a Rare Public Display" :
MetroPulse

"Ossuary"
: Art Knoxville

 

"Two New Shows at Räla and Downtown Gallery Launch a New Decade for First Friday" : Metropulse

"The Echo of the Object"
: Art Knoxville

"Alumni Gather Collection of Various PIeces for Downtown Gallery" : UT Daily Beacon

"50th Anniversary Watercolor show at UT Downtown Gallery" : Knoxville News Sentinel


"Artists from Near and Far Herald a New Season with Nexus 2013" : MetroPulse

"Brooklyn Based artist Wiliam Lamson finds Wonder in Flux at Downtown Gallery" : MetroPulse

"Pushing the Form: New exhibit goes beyond the line": Knoxville News Sentinel

"The Hokes Archive: The Legacy of Rev. James Randolph Denton"MetroPulse


"UT Downtown picks figurative art from Ewing collection" : Knoxville News Sentinel


UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


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Paul Sacaridiz
Opening Reception: February 6, 2015, 5-9PM
Lecture: January 22, 2015: 7:30 PM in room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building

Ruth Weisberg: Time and Again
March 6 - 28, 2015
First Friday Reception: March 6, 5-9PM




PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Untitled Document

Louis Chan: My Home
November 7 - 29, 2014

DeWitt Godfrey

October 3 - 31, 2014

AIR of UT

September 5 - 27, 2014

Ask me, I can help.
August 22 -23, 2014

Marion Greenwood in Tennessee
June 6 - August 9, 2014

ARTSOURCE 2014
May 2 - 17, 2014

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Eric Cagley
April 23 - 26, 2014

NEXUS 2014
April 4 - 19, 2014

Topology: Paul Krainak

February 7 - 28, 2014

Death Rock City
January 24 - February 28, 2014

2013 Exhibits

2012 Exhibits

2011 Exhibits

2010 Exhibits

2009 Exhibits

2008 Exhibits


Of A Feather

December 5, 2014 - January 15, 2015


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