502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804
“Stone, Mesh and Metal” features prints by faculty from the UT Knoxville School of Art in their nationally ranked printmaking program.
Beauvais Lyons, Althea Murphy-Price and Koichi Yamamoto are pursuing their art using a variety of printmaking methods including lithography, screenprint and intaglio, reflecting the materials and processes of their chosen media. This exhibition offers a sampling of some of their recent investigations.
For more than three decades Beauvais Lyons has been making various forms of academic parody. For this exhibition, he is presenting a suite of color lithographs titled “Ornithological Quadrupeds,” which depict imaginary four-legged birds rendered in the style of the British naturalist John Gould.
Althea Murphy-Price’s prints explore the aesthetic, cultural and social aspects of hair, particularly the importance of forming and styling hair for African-Americans. Her prints, which employ both lithography and screen print, investigate hair and its various accoutrements to comment on our conceptions of beauty and identity.
Koichi Yamamoto’s recent prints reflect the process of printmaking itself, exploring the potential to use printing to create new and variable forms. Using intaglio methods, including etching and engraving, Yamamoto prints on thin sheets of folded gampi paper which are refolded and re-printed to create elaborate and often evocative symmetrical designs. These prints are often used in a variety of contexts, including to make kites.
Artists Reception, September 1, 6-8 PM