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NOTE: Atlanta-based sculptor Christina A. West was interviewed by Ashley Layendecker to coincide with her current exhibition, Stage Left, on view at the UT Downtown Gallery (Knoxville, TN) through March 8, 2018. Christina West, Connector Interview, February 2018 (feat. Christina West: Stage Left at the UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN) Ashley Layendecker: There seems to be a sense of intimacy in the installation, not due to the naked figures per say, but more an intimacy of someone’s private space that the participant is...

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C for Courtside is a new 2600 sq. ft. artist-run curatorial space in Knoxville, TN nestled beneath the Second Creek overpass on Cooper St. (located just a few blocks from A Dopo Sourdough Pizza, Remedy Coffee and Crafty Bastard Brewing). The launch of the space has been made possible in part by the generous support of an Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grant. Gallery Visit, C for Courtside (feat. A Half Note Familiar), Knoxville, TN, February 2018 (L-R: J. Bienko, L. Ghenov,...

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Wade Guyton, Untitled, Gallery Visit: Reece Museum + Slocumb Galleries, February 2018 Althea Murphy-Price, Untitled, Gallery Visit: Reece Museum + Slocumb Galleries, February 2018 Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee (curated by Vanessa Mayoraz + Andrew Scott Ross) is a group exhibition which focuses on artists living in, or from, Tennessee who utilize drawing as a substantial part of their contemporary practice. The thirteen contributing artists, residing in cities from Memphis to Johnson City, use a range of methodologies, which explore the limits, and...

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