Exhibitions

BLURRING BOUNDARIES: THE WOMEN OF AMERICAN ABSTRACT ARTISTS 1936-PRESENT

Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture (UTK) / 1715 Volunteer Blvd. November 15 - December 10th

Alice Adams
Liz Ainslie
Siri Berg
Emily Berger
Susan Bonfils
Sharon Brant
Gabriele Evertz
Laurie Fendrich
Perle Fine
Joanne Freeman
Gertrude Greene
Gail Gregg
Lynne Harlow
Mara Held
Rhia Hurt
Phillis Ideal
Cecily Kahn
Marthe Keller
Iona Kleinhaut
Jane Logemann
Katinka Mann
Nancy Manter
Alice Trumbull Mason
Joanne Mattera
Judith Murray
Lisa Nanni
Irene Rice Pereira
Raquel Rabinovich
Beatrice Riese
Ce Roser
Irene Rousseau
Anne Russinof
Lorenza Sannai
Karen Schifano
Mary Schiliro
Claire Seidl
Esphyr Slobodkina
Susan Smith
Melissa Staiger
Li Trincere
Kim Uchiyama
Lynn Umlauf
Clover Vail
Vera Vasek
Merrill Wagner
Charmion von Weigand
Jeanne Wilkinson
Patricia Zarate
Nola Zirin
Li Trincere

Past and present merge in the 2018 exhibition Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists. In the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the intergenerational group of women artists of American Abstract Artists, Blurring Boundaries traces the history of the group’s female founding artists through contemporary practicing members. The exhibition highlights fifty-four works, emphasizing each artist’s approach to the central tenets of abstraction — composition, color, content, and material. Included are well-known founders and early members like Perle Fine, Gertrude Greene, Alice Trumbull Mason, Charmion von Wiegand, Esphyr Slobodkina, and I. Rice Pereira, alongside a cast of contemporary makers including President Emeritae Merrill Wagner, Beatrice Riese, and Irene Rousseau.