A Rose Goes

Amanda Friedman + Lynne Marinelli Ghenov
University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) Downtown Gallery 

April 1 - 30, 2022

A Rose Goes features paintings and drawings by Amanda Friedman and Lynne Marinelli Ghenov in conversation with selected works from UTK’s Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection.

Opening Reception – Friday, April 1st, 5 PM to 9 PM

Friedman and Ghenov are comfortable with ghosts in the studio. Ghenov uses family ledgers and documents found while cleaning out her childhood home. Friedman combines unexpected materials such as crayons, reference book photocopies, and lighting gels. Both artists use the act of drawing to try to capture the present moment, while their materials are envoys of the past. These technical and physical modes of working underscore their mutual interest in the foggy lines between different chapters in a human lifetime and realms of presence.

As Friedman and Ghenov simultaneously tease out and further obscure the boundaries between past and present, drawing and accumulated materials, their work is put into conversation with artists from UTK’s permanent collection such as Joseph Delaney, Nancy Spero, and Walter Haskell Hinton. The dialogue that ensues explores the blurred lines between drawing as practice and performance, between studies and finished works, and between art-making and living.

Artist Talk by Amanda Friedman – Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 PM - Room 109, UT School of Art and Architecture. Join in person or on zoom.

In conjunction with this exhibition, an artist book catalog (published by the Ewing Gallery and the Fire Escape Cafe) will be released at an event on the weekend of April 22 at the UTK Downtown Gallery

**More images and info will be posted here but please check out UTK Downtown gallery's past exhibitions page for additional install photos. 

photos below: Kelsie Conley