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Richard Jolley At The Knoxville Museum Of Art, And Currents

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Knoxville Museum of Art -- rightly (and intelligently) -- has an emphasis on not just one or two galleries of regional art, but rather it seems the vast majority of the building is devoted to its place.

Knoxville Museum of Art

 Between the regional student art exhibit, the Higher Ground exhibit of East Tennessee Art, the Currents exhibit of more contemporary art with some southern pieces, and the Richard Jolley installation (he grew up in nearby Oak Ridge), KMA is filling this niche beautifully.

Cycle of Life, the Richard Jolley exhibit:
Richard Jolley, Knoxville Museum of Art

Richard Jolley, Knoxville Museum of Art

Richard Jolley, Knoxville Museum of Art

Richard Jolley, Knoxville Museum of Art

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Select pieces from the Currents exhibit:

Charlotta Westergren's 'Siting' mosaic, 2003:
Charlotta Westergren, Siting. Knoxville Museum of Art

A close-up, to show detail. Made of sequins with pins, rubber stoppers, foam core to allow for depth:
Charlotta Westergren, Siting. Knoxville Museum of Art
A bit more staid than her more recent mosaic from 2012.

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Gordon Cheung's 'Fallen' 2009:

Gordon Cheung, Fallen. Knoxville Museum of Art

Gordon Cheung, Fallen. Knoxville Museum of Art

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Amy Pleasant's 'When Ruby Met Jim' pt 1 and 2. 2004:
Amy Pleasant, When Ruby Met Jim Pt 1. Knoxville Museum of Art

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Devorah Sperber's 'After Mona Lisa 8' 2010:
Devorah Sperber, After the Mona Lisa 8, Knoxville Museum of Art

Made of 1482 spools of thread:
Devorah Sperber, After the Mona Lisa 8, Knoxville Museum of Art

Devorah Sperber, After the Mona Lisa 8, Knoxville Museum of Art

Microsoft has this work by Devorah Sperber at its campus in Redmond.

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Evan Penny's 'Back of Evan 3' 2006:
Evan Penny, Back of Evan 3. Knoxville Museum of Art

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Giles Lyon's 'Empire' 1997-2009:
Giles Lyon, Empire. Knoxville Museum of Art

Really looking forward to the museum's Contemporary Focus 2015 exhibit, opening January 30.

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