Monthly Archives: January 2012

Okay Mountain in Chattanooga: UTC Cress Gallery of Art

The Okay Mountain boys will be visiting Chattanooga, Tennessee next month for an exhibition and lecture at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Cress Gallery.

Okay Mountain at the Cress will be a departure from the collaborative’s previous exhibitions.  Rather than feature a single installation, this exhibition will feature a recent retrospective of three works in a range of media previously premiered at other locations, and a fourth work to be unveiled in the Cress.  Expect great things.

Exhibition dates: February 8 – March 20, 2012

Okay Mountain Artists’ lecture Wednesday February 8, 5:30 – 6:30pm
followed by a public reception
Okay Mountain visits campus and community for activities
February 6 – 9, 2012 as a part of
The Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series.
Admission to all Marek events and the Cress exhibition is free
and open to all.
Gallery hours:
9:30am – 7:30pm Monday – Friday
1:00pm – 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Parking: Parking is free after 5:00pm weekdays and all day on weekends in any UTC lot not marked “24-hour reserved”.  Before 5:00pm on weekdays, visitors may find one-hour or metered street parking or obtain a lot pass from the Parking Office in the UTC Facilities Bldg. located at 400 Palmetto Street.

Location: The Cress Gallery of Art is located in the lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine Street at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets, 37403

Press Release

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Andrew Schoultz Paints Plane; Generally Kills It

To say that Andrew Schoultz likes a sizable challenge is a vast understatement. Just when murals and wall-sized paintings seem staggering, Schoultz surprises us with a Lockheed VC 140 Jetstar spy plane as his newest canvas. Completed for the Pima Air & Space Museum‘s (AZ) “Round Trip: Art From the Boneyard Project,” Andrew’s plane is among several curated artist planes selected by Med Sobio (independent curator) and Lesley Oliver (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art). The oversize exhibition opens January 28th, and runs through May, 2012. For more information, check out the feature article from Juxtapoz Magazine and the preview from Arrested Motion.

Additionally, Schoultz will be debuting a new large-scale wall collage and painting at the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair in Jerome Zodo Contemporary’s booth tonight – January 19th – which will remain on view through January 22, 2012. Schoultz is also producing new work for his upcoming two-person exhibition with Richard Colman at VI Gallery (Copenhagen), which opens March 16th, 2012. Should you find yourself near any of these venues in the next few months – make it a point to see these ambitious projects!

Heffernan Takes Off for Oklahoma

Julie Heffernan will soon be heading to Oklahoma to unveil her first career-to-date museum retrospective show at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, opening to the public on February 16th, from 6:30 – 8pm.

Julie Heffernan: Infinite Work in Progress, will be the 5th installment of the “New Frontiers” Series for Contemporary Art, and will feature twenty incredibly beautiful and complex paintings by the painter through May 13, 2012. Complete with an artist lecture and catalogue, Infinite Work in Progress will showcase a combination of foundational early works on loan from private collections, and brand new works from the studio that will preview her upcoming solo show with Mark Moore Gallery October 17 – December 15, 2012.


Josh Azzarella’s California Invasion

Right on the heels of his special project for PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami, two museum exhibitions featuring Josh Azzarella will open to the public by early February.

First up is “Split Moment” at the University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach; curated and organized by Mary Coyne, Damaris Leal and Hillary Morimoto alongside Nizan Shaked, the show “examines the modes artists utilize to appropriate and engage performance by contextualizing issues such as viewership, mediation, and presence.” Opening on January 27, 2012, 6-8pm, “Split Moment” will remain on view through April 15th, and showcases Azzarella’s famed “Untitled #100 (Fantasia)” video – which sources Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. Other featured artists include Trisha Brown, Jocelyn Foye, Babette Mangolte, Kelly Nipper, Yvonne Rainer, and Flora Wiegmann.

Shortly thereafter, “Render: New Construction in Video Art” opens at the California Museum of Photography at UC Riverside on February 4, 2012. The opening reception will be held on February 18, from 6-9pm, and also honor featured artists Rebecca Baron + Doug Goodwin, Jennifer West, Sean Dockray in addition to several others. “Render explores the physical and phenomenological processes of video in contemporary art,” and will highlight three seminal videos from Azzarella. Most notably, the museum will mount Azzarella’s ambitious “Untitled #125 (Hickory)” (sourced from “Wizard of Oz” footage) for its first West Coast showing.

For more information on any of these events, please visit the respective websites of the sponsoring institutions, or contact the gallery.