Issues of Identity In Recent American Art is the newest exhibit at the Ewing Gallery, nestled right within the University of Tennessee's Art and Architecture Building.
The exhibit features the work of around 10 artists - each using an impressive range of media. Dealing with the often controversial issues of culture, race and gender, the exhibit showcases a body of work that ranges from black and white photography to abstract paintings.
"There are very nice works here - open yet interesting," Calvin Chappelle, model exhibitor preparator for the Ewing Gallery, said. "The exhibit deals with issues of identity, cultural issues, (and) issues of diversity among Americans."
Enrique Chagoya is one of the exhibit's featured artists and a professor at Stanford University. He will be presenting a public slide show and lecture with the theme "Adventures in Reverse Anthropology."
The informational lecture will be Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the McCarthy Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building. A reception will follow in the Ewing Gallery at 6:30.
Enrique Chagoya, Tseng Kwong Chi, Robert Colescott, Brad Kahlhamer, Michael Oatman, Adrian Piper, Cindy Sherman, Masami Teraoka and Carrie Mae Weems are among the artists being featured in this traveling exhibit.
"I think it's very nice that we have a couple of well-known artists here, especially Cindy Sherman and Brad Kahlhamer who are really big now and of course Robert Colescott is very nice," Chappelle said. "It's a good opportunity to see some important artists. The work that we have here really pertains to issues that we're dealing with in today's world."
The Ewing Gallery is located at 1715 Volunteer Blvd. and traditionally features innovative and unique exhibits.
Issues of Identity will run until Nov. 11. Entrance is free to the public.
The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
For additional information, call the Ewing Gallery at 974-3200.