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March 22, 2010

The Knoxville Museum of Art Presents Uncertain Terrain

The Knoxville Museum of Art presents Uncertain Terrain: Selections from the KMA Collection April 16 – August 29, 2010.

Uncertain Terrain features contemporary paintings, drawings, photographs, and new media works from the KMA collection by artists whose chief inspiration stems from the surrounding landscape—whether rural or urban, perceived or imagined. The exhibition examines the many ways artists make references to the external environment while calling attention to the artistic process. “Uncertain Terrain highlights the KMA’s recent progress in developing its collection of contemporary art, and brings together a strong selection of works that redefine or reinterpret notions about landscape art,” according to KMA Curator Stephen Wicks. Several works in the show are recent acquisitions that have not been previously exhibited, while others are old favorites that have not been seen in a long time. Uncertain Terrain also underscores the vital contributions of the KMA Collectors Circle, the support group that has provided funding for the bulk of the museum’s contemporary works.

Artists represented in the exhibition include Jim Campbell, Patty Chang, Herb Creecy, Tomory Dodge, Chuck Forsman, Natasha Kissell, Alison Moritsugu, Brian Novatny, Jered Sprecher, Darren Waterston, Roger Weik, and Charlotta Westergren.

Wicks will present a Dine & Discover luncheon presentation on Uncertain Terrain on July 7 at noon at the KMA.

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