published Thursday, June 13th, 2013

'Selections III': Works from UTC's permanent collection on view at Cress (June 13-July 26)

Cress Gallery of Art has opened its doors for a summer exhibition that offers a fresh and timely selection of seldom-seen art from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga permanent collection.

The exhibition coincides with freshman and transfer summer orientation, giving future students and their parents an introduction to the gallery and the visual arts on campus. It will be on view through July 26.

Comprising 17 works by 13 artists, "Selections III" includes drawings, original artist's prints, installation and video. Works range in date of execution from 1923 to 2012. The exhibition references both the history of art in the 20th and 21st centuries and the place of Chattanooga and UTC within it. Brief biographical and explanatory texts accompany each work.

Featured are limited-edition prints by prominent 20th-century British artists Patrick Caulfield, Robyn Denny, Patrick Heron, Gordon House and John Hoyland; renowned Swiss artist Dieter Roth with a portfolio of original prints; a work from the Russian School of Voronezh acquired during a UTC Department of Art/Voronezh College of Art cultural exchange; American artists Daniel Garber, Herbert L. Fink and those with special ties to UTC: Barry Moser, Ann Poss, Matthew Deleget and Joseph Shipp.

Sources include gifts from the Ackerman Foundation (1980), the UTC Chancellor's Senior BFA Purchase Award and gifts from the artists themselves.

The Cress Gallery is in the lobby of UTC's Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed weekends and July 1-5). Visitors may park in the Fifth Street Parking Garage.

Admission to the gallery is free.

For more information, visit www.cressgallery.org, email ruth-grover@utc.edu or call or text 423-304-9789.

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