Pictures at an Exhibition
The Cress Gallery of Art
UTC Fine Arts Center
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
752 Vine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
October 9 – December 7, 2012
Lecture: Tuesday, October 9, 5:30 – 6:30pm, followed by an opening reception
The Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series, now in its 7th year at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, announces its 2012-2013 season.
Chattanoogan and supporter of the arts, Diane Marek, began this Series with a vision of bringing visual artists of national reputation to Chattanooga for an intensive schedule of events over multiple days with community and students. The Series provides all an inclusive opportunity for informal, personal contact with the artist towards the goal of demystifying and enlarging perspective about contemporary investigation, practice, and expression in the visual arts. Scheduled activities encourage greater understanding of process and materials, studio and installation practice, the integration of historical trends and other academic disciplines, as well as insight into the life and work of a professional artist today. For UTC art majors, the Series contributes to the depth of their education and includes one-on-one engagement for both the upper and lower level student. The artists of Diane Marek Series also experience the vibrant culture of Chattanooga connecting with individuals across the city and campus.
In conjunction with all Diane Marek Artists’ visits, the UTC Cress Gallery of Art supported by The Friends of the Gallery organizes an exhibition of the artists’ work, a partnership that further sets this Series apart from any similar program at other institutions.
Matthew Deleget begins the Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series this fall with activities in Chattanooga and on the UTC campus October 8 – 11, 2012. Deleget will present a public lecture Tuesday, October 9, at 5:30 pm in the UTC Fine Arts Center followed by an informal reception.
Merging painting with conceptual, process, and installation strategies, Matthew Deleget’s reductive abstraction creates a rich sensory experience in response to the broad plurality of our contemporary world. In addition to his artistic practice, Deleget writes, curates, and advocates for the arts, and is co-founder of the gallery Minus Space, a platform for the international promotion of reductive art located in Brooklyn, NY. Matthew Deleget’s Cress exhibition titled “Pictures at an Exhibition” will open immediately after his October 9 lecture and run through December 7, 2012.
Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Matthew Deleget, Color Vulture (detail), 2012
3 off-the-shelf white canvases, red, yellow, and blue spotlights
Dimensions variable, canvases 24 x 20 inches each