Lecture: Thursday September 8, 7:30pm, Art and Architecture Room 109
Chadwick Tolley’s work begins as a process of collecting. These include photos, textures, magazine clippings and notes from personal observation. Most of these materials are assembled together in his sketchbook to create a sort of logbook. He writes “My drawings and prints are filled with visual metaphors that suggest a narrative. Each narrative is an intuitive response to material accumulated through observation, introspection and visual mapping.” Tolley teaches Printmaking and Drawing at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. He has exhibited widely across the United States and has won various awards for his work including a Purchase Award in the Atlanta Print Biennial, a Purchase Prize in the “Ink and Clay” exhibit in Pomona, CA, the C.G. Metals Purchase Prize from the Boston Print Biennial and a Best in Show award from the Oso Bay North American Printmaking Exhibition. His work is included in several public collections in the United States and in the Guandong Museum of Art in China and the Jordanian National Gallery of Art in Amman, Jordan. He received his BFA from the University of Utah in 2001 and his MFA from the University of Oregon in 2005. During his visit he will work on a print project in the UTK Print Workshop. His visit is sponsored by the UT Print Club.