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Inspired by place and process, Pinkney Herbert’s work is a spirited exploration in color and line derived from the sights, sounds, and energies of the two principal cities – Memphis and New York – in which this body of work was created. Graffiti-like gestures scrawl atop digital prints, which are collaged and integrated into his paintings. Herbert draws inspiration from art historical and vernacular sources — including patterns, street signs, advertisements, and architecture. In this 30-year survey, we follow Pinkney Herbert on his transformative journey from the narrative into abstraction.



"Compound Lens shows photographers' works as tribute to teacher" Knoxville News Sentinel

"Ewing exhibit starts with color; merges other themes" Knoxville News Sentinel

"UT Art and Architecture Students Strut their Stuff in the 2014 Honors Exhibition"
: Metro Pulse


"Colorful Japanese Printmaking at the MAG" : Democrat and Chronicle

"Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers"
: Rochester City Newspaper

"The International Collage Center's Remix Celebrates and Challenges the Art of Collage" : MetroPulse


"At Bates, a remarkable 'Redefining' moment": Portland Press Herald

"Transforming Genre: Japanese Printmaking Exhibit": The Bates Student

"Ewing Gallery art exhibit blends multiple mediums" : The Daily Beacon

"Bright colors, contemporary design used in Ewing textile exhibit" : Knoxville News Sentinel

"Instant Color Karma: Textiles of India and Japan Inspire 'Color at the Center'": MetroPulse

"Famed Textile Artist Visits UT": The Daily Beacon


Artist In Residence Biennial: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Aliza Nisenbaum, Caitlin Keough, and Dominic Terlizzi
January 14 - February 21, 2016
Reception: Thursday, January 14, 5-7pm








Distilled: The Narrative Transformed
a 30-year survey of the art of Pinkney Herbert

November 11 - December 13, 2015
The Ewing Gallery will be closed November 26 - 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Artist Lecture: Tim Rollins, November 12, 2015

7:30pm in room 109 of the Art + Architecture Building, UT Campus

This lecture is sponsored by the Ewing Gallery, VADSCO, UT's Visual Arts Committee, and UT Painting and Drawing.

Tim Rollins (b. 1955, Pittsfield, Maine) studied fine art at the University of Maine and earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. After graduate studies in art education and philosophy at New York University, Rollins began teaching art for special education middle school students in a South Bronx public school. In 1984, he launched the Art and Knowledge Workshop in the Bronx together with a group of at-risk students who called themselves K.O.S. (Kids of Survival). In 1997, the documentary, Kids of Survival: The Art and Life of Tim Rollins & K.O.S. was widely received at the London Film Festival, Cinema de Real, France and the Hamptons International Film Festival. Since its inception, the group has exhibited extensively worldwide, including Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. (2011); Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy (2011); Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2012), and Hayward Gallery, London (2012). In 2006, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. were included in the Whitney Biennial. A retrospective of the group's 20-year career opened at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in 2009 and travelled to the Frye Museum in Seattle and the ICA Philadelphia later that year. A fully illustrated hardcover catalogue, co-published by the Tang Museum and MIT Press, accompanied the exhibition. The group's work is represented in prestigious public and private collections, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum of Art, Washington D.C.; Tate Modern, London;, and Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington D.C. Tim Rollins and K.O.S. are based in New York City.


    Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    1715 Volunteer Blvd.
    Knoxville, TN 37996-2410
    ph: 865.974.3200

Gallery Hours

    M: 10am - 5:30pm
    Tu.: 10am - 5pm
    W: 10am - 5pm
    Th.:10am - 7:30pm
    F: 10am - 5pm
    Sat.: CLOSED
    Sun: 1pm - 4pm

    Please Note: The Ewing Gallery closes in observance of national holidays and between exhibitions.