February 3–14, 2020 @ Tipton Gallery
JOHNSON CITY, TN — ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries present 'Sublime Flawed Animal' featuring ETSU Art & Design Adjunct Faculty & Staff from Feb. 3 to 14, with reception Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Tipton Gallery.
The group exhibition celebrates the creativity and excellence and dedication of the ETSU Art & Design Adjunct Faculty and Staff, in homage of all the adjunct faculty all over the country. Curated by Alice Salyer, former artistic director and currently adjunct faculty in graphic design at ETSU. The exhibition features Marie Barry, Sam Boven, Laken Bridges, Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, Amber Farley, John Hilton, Liz Layton, Angelique Lynch, Kevin Reaves, Alice Salyer, Katie Sheffield and professor emerita Catherine Murray.
Curator Salyer described the exhibition as projecting a common theme “that arose were human nature, in particular our flawed and fragile condition, and for several artists the use of animal or mechanical imagery as metaphor for our frailties.” The animals as symbolic representation for humans is found almost in all of the artists’ work included in the exhibition, Salyer added, “the explorations of human frailty, we also see images of humanity subsumed into landscapes or broken into near abstraction.”
The Tipton Gallery is located at 126 Spring St., Johnson City, with viewing hours on First Friday receptions from 6-8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 5-7 p.m., or by appointment. All events are free and open to the public. For information, email Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay at firstname.lastname@example.org.