Knoxville Museum of Art / 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive August 16 - November 10th

Jo Sandman

After a life-changing summer studying at Black Mountain College, Boston-based artist Jo Sandman decided to devote her life to art. At BMC during that pivotal summer of 1951, she studied painting with Robert Motherwell and Ben Shahn; drawing with Joseph Fiore, photography with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind; anthropology and French. It was this “galvanizing experience” at BMC that prompted Jo Sandman to decide to follow the path of an artist. She went on to develop and maintain a studio practice exploring painting, drawing, experimental sculpture, installation, and photography for more than sixty years. Traces represents a survey of her career that attests to the artist’s restless curiosity expressed through her experimentation with a wide variety of imagery, materials, and processes.

Jo Sandman / TRACES is organized by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville, NC.