Through their ability to elicit contemplative beauty and thought, each of three artists exhibiting at the Cress Gallery turn simple base material into works of innate value.
Through November 26, the Cress Gallery will exhibit the work of these artists:
Jade Townsend, of Brooklyn, New York, presents “Born Between,” a sculptural installation.
Townsend’s work at its basic level addresses greed, avarice, and the inability of mankind to work together towards a common goal. Yet the richness of his visual narrative reveals deeper analogies achieved through philosophical, literary, and symbolic references, all not without a touch of irony and humor.
Sarah Wagner, of Chicago, Illinois, is a UTC alumna of the Department of Art. As a UTC student, she was a Brock Scholar. Her sculptural installation is entitled “ Nuclear Family.”
Wagner’s work is inspired by her research into ecological catastrophes such as the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the subsequent rebound of the natural world within the uninhabitable zone surrounding the reactors. Wagner explores both the fragility of nature and resilience of life.
Gertrude Graham “Gay” Smith also presents Contemporary Porcelain Ware.
Gallery exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Cress Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Cress is open through intermission for all UTC Patten Series Performances. Visitors may obtain a parking pass by visiting the Facilities Building on Palmetto Street; parking is free in any lot after 5:00pm. The Cress Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Center at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets.
For more information contact the director and curator at 423-304-9789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
These artist activities are made possible through the generous support of John and Diane Marek and the John & Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series. Visit www.utc.edu/cressgallery/marek/.