Tennessee Triennial Showcases Contemporary Art Community
The Tennessee Triennial has chosen a statewide model that is set apart and unprecedented. Curators from institutions in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga have been invited to respond to the theme of RE-PAIR, authored by Consulting Curator, Dr. María Magdalena Campos-Pons. This horizontal approach allows for each curator to be active in selecting participating artists. The Tennessee Triennial is a collective endeavor that emphasizes Tennessee’s contemporary art community while including national and international perspectives.
The UT School of Art is proud that a number of its faculty and students are participating as exhibitors in exhibition spaces across the state. Their works will be on view from January 27, 2023 through May 7, 2023.
RE-PAIR is the concept and core thematic idea to launch the inaugural statewide Tennessee
Triennial. Dr. Campos-Pons explains. “RE-PAIR invites us all to participate deeply as artists, organizers and the public in the invigoration at the intersection of art and sociability. The overarching theme of RE-PAIR solicits an empathetic consideration of context and space, history and commons, deeply woven into the fabric of Tennessee’s roots.”
Two UT faculty present at the Knoxville Museum of Art: Mary Laube and Althea Murphy-Price. One faculty presents at the Tri-Star Arts Center: Rubens Ghenov. the Knoxville Highlight Weekend is January 26-28. Alumni from the UT School of Art including Lakesha Moore, Mark Hostford, Nuveen Barwari, and others are participating in the events scheduled across Tennessee.
The Gallery 1010 in Knoxville is hosting a Tennessee Re-Pair Triennial Student Exhibition on January 28, February 3, and February 4, 2023, at 100 South Gay Street, Suite 114 in Knoxville. Students featured are Ruchi Singh, Eliza Frensley, Gino Castellanos, Kathryn Lamb, Megan Wolfkill, Danqi Cai, Abigail Rose Hedley, Kyle Cottier, Francis Akosah, Emily rice, and Griffin Allman. This exhibition is curated by Gallery 1010 Director Hanna Seggerman and Associate Director Landin Eldridge.