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KNOXVILLE LOCAL

JUL. 07, 2021

We are delighted to share photos from Knoxville Local, a Tri-Star Arts exhibition in Knoxville, TN located at the East Tennessee Foundation (520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, Tennessee). It is the first in our Local exhibition series highlighting TN Artists. The show’s Curator is East-Tennessee native Ashley Layendecker and features 23 Knoxville-area visual artists.

Mary Laube, Urn, 12" x 12", acrylic on panel, 2018

Mary Laube, Urn, 12" x 12", acrylic on panel, 2018

Nyasha Madamombe, Mambokadzi, 16.5" x 14.5" x 13.5", ceramics, beads, 2019

Nyasha Madamombe, Mambokadzi, 16.5" x 14.5" x 13.5", ceramics, beads, 2019

Elenor Aldrich, The Knight, 18" x 25.5", oil, enamel, and caulking on canvas, 2019

Elenor Aldrich, The Knight, 18" x 25.5", oil, enamel, and caulking on canvas, 2019

Joshua Bienko, Ho Fame. Che Tavolo?, 16" x 20", oil on linen, 2020

Joshua Bienko, Ho Fame. Che Tavolo?, 16" x 20", oil on linen, 2020

Eric Cagley, 2, 18" x 14", dimensional acrylic on stained linen, 2018 (L), 1, 18" x 14", dimensional acrylic on stained linen, 2018

Eric Cagley, 2, 18" x 14", dimensional acrylic on stained linen, 2018 (L), 1, 18" x 14", dimensional acrylic on stained linen, 2018

Nuveen Barwari, Redrawing The Map, 11" x 14", found fabric from Kurdistan, oil paint, 2020

Nuveen Barwari, Redrawing The Map, 11" x 14", found fabric from Kurdistan, oil paint, 2020

Knoxville Local is on view virtually at the moment, with expected in-person viewing opportunities forthcoming in late 2021. It runs for 15 months, from October 1, 2020, through December 31, 2021, and also coincides with the 35th anniversary of the ETF in 2021.

Althea Murphy-Price, Goodie Girl III, 36" x 26", giclee print, 2018

Althea Murphy-Price, Goodie Girl III, 36" x 26", giclee print, 2018

Marta Lee, Welcome, 17" x 11", transfer, acrylic, and risograph transfer on canvas, 2018

Marta Lee, Welcome, 17" x 11", transfer, acrylic, and risograph transfer on canvas, 2018

Lynne Ghenov, Keysole, 11" x 16 3/8", graphite on found ledger paper, 2020

Lynne Ghenov, Keysole, 11" x 16 3/8", graphite on found ledger paper, 2020

Nick DeFord, Babble (Tick Tock), 20" x 16", embroidery on paper, 2015

Nick DeFord, Babble (Tick Tock), 20" x 16", embroidery on paper, 2015

Jing Qin, Untitled, 11" x 14", watercolor on paper, 2020

Jing Qin, Untitled, 11" x 14", watercolor on paper, 2020

Megan White, 9:56, 12" x 10", oil on linen, 2019 (L) 1:12, 12" x 10", oil on linen, 2019 (R)

Megan White, 9:56, 12" x 10", oil on linen, 2019 (L) 1:12, 12" x 10", oil on linen, 2019 (R)

Knoxville Local features the work of Ashley Addair, Eleanor Aldrich, Nuveen Barwari, Brianna Bass, Joshua Bienko, Eric Cagley, Nick DeFord, Lynne Ghenov, Michael Giles, Spencer Grady, Daniel Bruce Hughes, Quynh Lam, Mary Laube, Marta Lee, Paul Lee, Nyasha Madamombe, Erica Mendoza, Althea Murphy-Price, Jing Qin, Kayla Rumpp, Jered Sprecher, Megan White, and David Wolff.

Quynh Lam, 6 Khai Dinh Mausoleum, 11" x 14", recreation of old family photograph, aluminum print, 2018

Quynh Lam, 6 Khai Dinh Mausoleum, 11" x 14", recreation of old family photograph, aluminum print, 2018

Jered Sprecher, Memory Device, Memory Device, 46" x 36", oil on canvas, 2013

Jered Sprecher, Memory Device, Memory Device, 46" x 36", oil on canvas, 2013

Brianna Bass, Dream Queue II, 36" x 36" x 1.5", acrylic on canvas, 2019

Brianna Bass, Dream Queue II, 36" x 36" x 1.5", acrylic on canvas, 2019

Erica Mendoza, Nothing without you but everything to gain, 20" x 15" x 2", steel
, 2020

Erica Mendoza, Nothing without you but everything to gain, 20" x 15" x 2", steel
, 2020

David Wolff, No title, 12" x 18", oil on paper, 2020

David Wolff, No title, 12" x 18", oil on paper, 2020

Michael Giles, One true revelation, 20" x 16", oil, enamel, spray paint and graphite on canvas, 2018

Michael Giles, One true revelation, 20" x 16", oil, enamel, spray paint and graphite on canvas, 2018

About the Curator

Ashley Layendecker is a painter, writer, and independent curator working in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her BFA in Studio Art, 2D concentration in 2016, and her MS in Teacher Education in 2017 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ashley formerly worked at Fluorescent Gallery in Knoxville, where she held the position of Assistant to the Director. She moved to Nashville in March 2018 where she is actively involved with the growing art scene in the city. She is currently the Gallery Manager at The Red Arrow Gallery in East Nashville and writes for LocateArts.org as a contributor to The Focus blog.

Daniel Bruce Hughes, Untitled, 10" x 8", oil-based enamel on linen, 2019

Daniel Bruce Hughes, Untitled, 10" x 8", oil-based enamel on linen, 2019

Ashley Addair, Body mask/ reach, 24" x 18"
, oil and spray paint on canvas, 2020

Ashley Addair, Body mask/ reach, 24" x 18"
, oil and spray paint on canvas, 2020

Spencer Grady, Forest Fire, 7.5" x 7.5", ink on pencil on paper, 2019

Spencer Grady, Forest Fire, 7.5" x 7.5", ink on pencil on paper, 2019

Kayla Rumpp, Spandrel II, dimensions variable, acrylic on wood

Kayla Rumpp, Spandrel II, dimensions variable, acrylic on wood

Paul Lee, Sergeant Jasper Monument, White Point Garden, Charleston, South Carolina, 20" x 16", gelatin silver print, 2019

Paul Lee, Sergeant Jasper Monument, White Point Garden, Charleston, South Carolina, 20" x 16", gelatin silver print, 2019

Joshua Bienko, Hit it From the Side 06, 8" x 10", oil on linen, 2016

Joshua Bienko, Hit it From the Side 06, 8" x 10", oil on linen, 2016

About the East Tennessee Foundation

ETF is a public charity and community foundation created by and for the people of East Tennessee. Serving 25 counties within East Tennessee, ETF consists of many donors who joined together to make the region they love a better place. ETF seeks to build endowments, creating a permanent source of philanthropic funding for the East Tennessee region. For more information, visit easttennesseefoundation.org.

Lynne Ghenov, Fredrica, 11" x 17", graphite, pen, colored pencil on lined paper, 2020

Lynne Ghenov, Fredrica, 11" x 17", graphite, pen, colored pencil on lined paper, 2020

Jing Qin, The right of freeing a bird, 11" x 14", watercolor on paper, 2020

Jing Qin, The right of freeing a bird, 11" x 14", watercolor on paper, 2020

Nyasha Madamombe, Mambokadzi, 16.5" x 14.5" x 13.5", ceramics, beads, 2019

Nyasha Madamombe, Mambokadzi, 16.5" x 14.5" x 13.5", ceramics, beads, 2019

Quynh Lam, 5 Dong Khanh Mausoleum, 11" x 14", recreation of old family photograph, aluminum print, 2018

Quynh Lam, 5 Dong Khanh Mausoleum, 11" x 14", recreation of old family photograph, aluminum print, 2018

Mary Laube, The Wall Opened Noiselessly Before Me, 12" x 12", acrylic on panel, 2018

Mary Laube, The Wall Opened Noiselessly Before Me, 12" x 12", acrylic on panel, 2018

Elenor Aldrich, Magazine Stand, 62" x 48", enamel, silicone, sharpie, caulking, and image transfer on shaped canvas, 2018

Elenor Aldrich, Magazine Stand, 62" x 48", enamel, silicone, sharpie, caulking, and image transfer on shaped canvas, 2018

About the Local Series

Knoxville Local is part of a Tennessee-centric, Tri-Star Arts exhibition series. It highlights the work of hometown artists selected by guest curators from the same city. The series offers the chance to celebrate the depth of the Tennessee art scene through the eyes of the curators. It is an extension of the vision of Tri-Star Arts to spotlight and grow the contemporary visual arts in the state.

Daniel Bruce Hughes, Untitled, 10" x 8", oil-based enamel on linen, 2019

Daniel Bruce Hughes, Untitled, 10" x 8", oil-based enamel on linen, 2019

Quynh Lam, Thieu Tri Mausoleum, 11" x 14", recreation of old family photograph, aluminum print, 2018

Quynh Lam, Thieu Tri Mausoleum, 11" x 14", recreation of old family photograph, aluminum print, 2018

Jered Sprecher, Pharma, 20" x 16", acrylic on canvas on panel, 2018

Jered Sprecher, Pharma, 20" x 16", acrylic on canvas on panel, 2018

Nick DeFord, Babble (Tick Tock), 20" x 16", embroidery on paper, 2015 [DETAIL]

Nick DeFord, Babble (Tick Tock), 20" x 16", embroidery on paper, 2015 [DETAIL]

Daniel Bruce Hughes, Untitled, 10" x 8", oil-based enamel on linen, 2019

Daniel Bruce Hughes, Untitled, 10" x 8", oil-based enamel on linen, 2019

Elenor Aldrich, The Knight, 18" x 25.5", oil, enamel, and caulking on canvas, 2019 [DETAIL]

Elenor Aldrich, The Knight, 18" x 25.5", oil, enamel, and caulking on canvas, 2019

[BELOW] poster image: Nyasha Madamombe/ poster design: Sarah Shebaro, Striped Light


*all photo documentation by: Matthew Osborne

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