Friday, January 23, 2009JOHNSON CITY – “Look at the Mess You Made,” an exhibition of works by East Tennessee State University graduate students in the Department of Art and Design, is on display at the Carroll Reece Museum through Feb. 26.
The show features a diverse group of emerging artists using various media in fresh ways, with an undercurrent of the relationship of man and nature.
Painter Megan Levacy’s work focuses on the correlation between man and insects.
Charlesey L. Charlton makes layered works that combine printmaking and mixed media drawings to address her experience in the Appalachian region and the connection to the land, and, subsequently, the consumption of its resources. Also set in the region is photographer Tammy Mercure’s work, which looks at the tourist towns and people surrounding the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Printmaker David Mazure starts his work in response to forms in nature, addressing the fact that the universe is constantly in flux.
But while man and nature are one of the prevailing themes, the exhibition covers many topics and highlights many media showing the depth and range of the work of current master of fine arts degree candidates at ETSU. Among additional artists with work on display are Samuel Crowe, drawing; Justin Hammer, painting; John Simmons, ceramics; and Ani Volkan, printmaking.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday.
For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call the Reece Museum at (423) 439-4392.