Exhibitions

GARED LUQUET: MENAGERIE

Dogwood Arts / 123 W. Jackson Ave. June 7 - July 19th

Gared Luquet

Join us on Friday, June 7th for the Opening Reception of Menagerie: A Solo Exhibition by Gared Luquet from 5-8PM. Enjoy live music from SPNCE from 6-8PM. Free & open to the public, a cash bar will be available.

Exhibition on Display: June 7 - July 19
Gallery Hours: M-F 10AM-5PM

This exhibition, Menagerie, transcends the traditional portrayal of wildlife, mirroring the similarities in emotional expressions shared between human beings and animals in the modern world. Through this anthropomorphic lens, Luquet presents a playful nod to traditional portraiture, where surrealism interlaces with classic compositions, often with a subtle undertone of irony.

About the Artist:
Gared Luquet is a Knoxville-based artist and muralist. His large-scale acrylic paintings transcend the traditional portrayal of wildlife, mirroring the similarities in emotional expressions shared between human beings and animals in the modern world. Through this anthropomorphic lens, Luquet presents a playful nod to traditional portraiture, where surrealism interlaces with classic compositions, often with a subtle undertone of irony. Additionally, his paintings contrast the interplay of man-made elements, such as the use of classic neon signs as backgrounds, in place of the animal's natural biome. Gared is a graduate of Pepperdine University where he majored in studio art with an emphasis in painting.

First Friday at Dogwood Arts is sponsored by ORNL Federal Credit Union, Cherokee Distributing, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.