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July in the Ewing Gallery

Analogy and Interaction: Creating a context for curiosity through Games and Play
July 18 – September 7, 2018

This show is coordinated by the Simulations + Gaming + Role-Playing (SGR) Community of Scholars. This multi-disciplinary group brings together members of the UT community who share an interest in researching the development and use of simulations, gaming, role-playing, and similar strategies for teaching and learning. Such strategies are among the latest developments in higher education, and have been shown to create interactivity and collaboration, increase engagement and retention, deepen reflection and understanding, engender positive values and thoughtful behavior, and open authentic spaces for real-world problem-solving. Games and Simulations provide players/users with the opportunity to not only visualize, but to experience the world of a problem from a variety of perspectives.

Featured Games:
Marrying Mr. Darcy
Marrying Mr. Darcy is a strategy card game for 2-6 players based on Jane Austen’s classic novel “Pride and Prejudice.”

Walden, a game
Technology is often accused of disconnecting us from nature and the world around us, however Walden, a game posits a new genre of video game play, in which reflection and insight play an important role.
 
Play as Henry David Thoreau, the American philosopher and naturalist, during his experiment in living simply in nature. Apply yourself to both the daily tasks of maintaining your basic needs of life at Walden Pond, as well as searching for the small beauties and wonders of nature in this virtual environment. Can we re-engage with the importance of nature in our lives while navigating the virtual woods of Walden Pond?

 

Embodied Labs
Embodied Labs works at the intersection of healthcare training and virtual reality storytelling to provide a culture shift solution that empowers every member of the care team to share their expertise and value one another.

The Cat and the Coup
The Cat and the Coup is a documentary videogame in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his downfall. As a player, you coax Mossadegh back through significant events of his life by knocking objects off of shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on his lap and scratching him.

 

Abbreviated Summer Hours
CLOSED: Sunday and Monday
OPEN: Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 4 PM

 

2018 Honors Exhibition

 

Join us for a reception on Friday May 4th from 3-5PM for the Honors Exhibition featuring work from senior undergraduates from the School of Art and College of Architecture and Design.

Initiated by the Ewing’s Director Sam Yates 28 years ago, this exhibition recognizes outstanding students graduating from The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Art, College of Arts and Sciences; a Bachelor of Architecture or Bachelor of Science, Interior Design, a Master of Architecture, and a Master of Landscape Design from the College of Architecture and Design.

Selected by a School of Art Faculty Scholarship committee, six art students from various art disciplines were chosen from the qualifying applicants for this year’s exhibition. These students are Michael Seagraves, Kristen Wasik, Sierra Plese, Marcus Taylor, Jesse McAdams, and Jade Knox.

The College of Architecture and Design participants were selected by the faculty-at-large, and by outside review teams. Those exhibiting students are:

Summer Abston
Lauren Buntemeyer
Dillon Dunn
Aaron Wright
Breanna Browning
Polly Ann Blackwell
Andrianna Thompson

Abbreviated Summer Hours
Beginning After May 11, 2018
CLOSED: Sunday and Monday
OPEN: Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 4 PM

MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Group 3

The third group of MFA Thesis Exhibitions will take place in the Ewing Gallery from April 13 – 19. Join us for a reception on Friday, April 13 from 6-9PM in the Ewing Gallery.

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

Amy LeFever – Point Counterpoint

Johanna Winters – The Middle Tell

MaryAnne Carey – Destruction’s Security Unit

MFA Thesis exhibitions: Group 2

The second group of MFA Thesis Exhibitions will take place in the Ewing Gallery from April 2 – 8. Join us for a reception on Friday, April 6 from 6-9PM in the Ewing Gallery.

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

Exhibiting students are:
Austin Pratt – “Some Openings”


Christian Vargas – “Tianguis”

Tom Wixo – “Coward of the County”

MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Group 1

The first group of MFA Thesis Exhibitions will take place in the Ewing Gallery from March 19 – 26, 2018.

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

Exhibiting students are:
Cassidy Frye
Alex McKenzie
Erica Mendoza

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71st Annual Student Art Competition

The Ewing Gallery is pleased to present the 71st Annual Student Art Competition February 22 – March 8, 2018.

Our jurors this year are: (Art + Architecture Papers) Luis Pelaez, Assistant Professor of art history at Fresno State; (Graphic Design) Carrie Shaw, CEO of Embodied Labs; and (Fine Arts) Pat Badt, Professor Emerita, Cedar Crest College, + Scott Sherk, Artist-in-Residence at Muhlenberg College.

Juror Lectures

“Transitions” Pat Badt + Scott Sherk
Wednesday, February 14
6:30 PM
McCarty Auditorium, A+A room 109

Carrie Shaw
Thursday, February 15
7:30PM
McCarty Auditorium, A+A room 109

A reception and awards ceremony for the competition will be on Wednesday, February 28, 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Ewing Gallery.

 

November / December in the Ewing Gallery: Smout Allen

 

In collaboration with the College of Architecture and Design, the Ewing Gallery is pleased to present the work of Smout Allen. Mark Smout and Laura Allen are Architectural Designers and Academics based in Dalton London.

Mark Smout — Professor of Architecture and Landscape Furtures, and Laura Allen — Professor of Architecture and Augmented Landscapes are based at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

“Our work takes two routes, architectural competitions, where the particular rigour of the competition brief, site and program provide the basis for new investigations and, conceptual design projects which test out the agenda and methodology of the design research practice. We focus on the dynamic relationship between the natural and the man made and how this can be revealed to enhance the experience of the architectural landscape.”

http://www.smoutallen.com/

Artist Lecture: Michelle Grabner

Join us Thursday, September 28 in room 109 of the Art + Architecture Building at 7:30 PM for a lecture by artist Michelle Grabner.

Wisconsin-born, Michelle Grabner works in variety of mediums including drawing, painting, video and sculpture. Incorporating writing, curating and teaching with a studio practice grounded in process and productivity she has created a multi-faceted and dynamic career. As David Norr writes in the introduction to her exhibition at MoCA, Cleveland, “All of Grabner’s activities are driven by distinctive values and ideas: working outside of dominant systems, working tirelessly, working across platforms and towards community.” Grabner holds an MA in Art History and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University. She joined the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996, and became Chair of its prestigious Painting and Drawing department in the fall of 2009. She is also a senior critic at Yale University in the Department of Painting and Printmaking. Her writing has been published in Artforum, Modern Painters, Frieze, Art Press, and Art-Agenda, among others. Grabner also runs The Suburban and The Poor Farm with her husband, artist Brad Killam. She co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art along with Anthony Elms and Stuart Comer.

Grabner’s lecture is part of the programming for the “Dual Current” exhibition at the Ewing Gallery and UT Downtown Gallery.

September in the Ewing Gallery

August 31 – October 11

Josef Albers, Matthew Deleget, Peter Dudek, Cris Gianakos, Michelle Grabner, Lynne Harlow, Changha Hwang, Russell Maltz, Rossana Martinez, Kristine Marx, Manfred Mohr

Dual Current: Inseparable Elements in Painting and Architecture, curated by Gabriele Evertz, examines the relationship between painting and architecture in a contemporary context through color, shape, and theory.

The artists whose works are featured in this exhibition are: Josef Albers (American, born Germany, 1888–1976), Matthew Deleget (American, born 1972), Peter Dudek (American, born 1952), Cris Gianakos (Greek-American, born 1934), Michelle Grabner (American, born 1962), Lynne Harlow (American, born 1968), Changha Hwang (Korean, born 1969), Russell Maltz (American, born 1952), Rossana Martinez (Puerto Rican, born 1969), Kristine Marx (American, born 1969), and Manfred Mohr (German, born 1938). Their works link three-dimensional space and the picture plane to create radical new forms. Dual Current explores the relationship between painting and architecture, closely intertwined since the Renaissance.

Artist Lecture: Kristine Marx

Join us on Thursday, August 31 in room 109 of the Art + Architecture Building at 7:30PM for a lecture by artist Kristine Marx.

Kristine Marx is a video and installation artist based in New York City and Philadelphia. She has had solo exhibitions at Plane Space (New York City), Fringe (Los Angeles), the Berliner Liste with Herrmann & Wagner (Berlin), and Big & Small/Casual (New York City). As a video artist, she has collaborated with composers and musicians to create multimedia works that have been performed nationally in theaters and concert halls.

In addition to working as an artist, Marx writes essays and reviews on film for PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art and the Language Exchange, a website hosted by Sarah Lawrence College.

She currently is an Associate Professor at the University of the Arts.

This lecture is in conjunction with Dual Current, on exhibition at the Ewing Gallery and the UT Downtown Gallery through October 8.

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