Tri-Star Arts / 4450 Candora Ave., Candoro Marble Building August 13, 2022 - September 3, 2022

Emily Roca Rice

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibition in their Golden Chain Gallery project space located at the historic Candoro Marble Building. Givens by Emily Roca Rice opens Saturday, August 13, 2022 and will run through Saturday, September 3, 2022. This exhibition has been installed within the unusual architectural space of a steep wooden stairwell. A public reception will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm.

Emily Roca Rice is an artist whose work engages with fragmentation, post-apocalyptic realities, and sustainable resurrection through material handling and direct observation. Investigating what is torn, broken and dead, and then reshaping these materials is their alchemical method for transfiguration and a way to gather all of time together. These are their manifestations and comprehensions of a believed and beloved reality through an exploration of the fascia between relationships and time. Born in Birmingham, AL (1993), they received their BFA in Spanish and Art from Birmingham-Southern College (2016). Recent past exhibitions and installations include Le Swamp, GATOP Garden, and Gallery 1010 in Knoxville, TN. They are an MFA candidate in Painting+Drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2023).

This exhibition is open to the public regularly from Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, alongside iconic spaces within the Candoro Marble Building (located in the Vestal neighborhood of Knoxville).

Tri-Star Arts is based at the Candoro Marble Building with its main office, gallery space, and artist studios. Their gallery features exhibitions with a local, state-wide, and national focus on contemporary visual art.

Constructed in 1923, the Candoro Marble Building originally served as the offices and showroom for the Candoro Marble Company. It showcases a Charles Barber-designed Beaux-Arts architectural style, beautiful Tennessee pink marble, and an iconic tree-lined drive on its one-acre grounds. In early 2021, the Aslan Foundation completed a substantial restoration of the building. In partnership with the Aslan Foundation, Tri-Star Arts oversees programming at the site. It is located at 4450 Candora Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920.

About Tri-Star Arts:

Tri-Star Arts serves Tennessee by cultivating and spotlighting the contemporary visual art scenes in each region while fostering a unified state-wide art scene. Tri-Star Arts programs promote art dialogue between the different cities in the state, and between the state and the nation.

Tri-Star Arts initiatives include a gallery space and artist studios at the historic Candoro Marble Building, Current Art Fund grants, state-wide exhibition projects, a speaker series, digital content, the 2023 Tennessee Triennial, and the LocateArts.org web resource.