Contemporary Photographer Series - Jocelyn Mathewes

Jocelyn Mathewes is a photographer and image-maker based in Appalachia whose mixed media work explores motherhood, the body and the connections between nature and faith. She graduated from Messiah College in 2004 with a BA in Studio Art & English. She has had solo and group shows locally and nationally, including New York and Chicago. Her work also appears in publications such as The Hand, F-Stop and Photographer’s Forum. She was recently interviewed by MFA candidate Alice Salyer for our Contemporary Photographer Series (CPS). 

While you work in various media, photography seems to be the bedrock of your artmaking. Could you talk a bit about the importance and history of photography in your life and work?

Photography was my hobby in my teen years. My mother dug her old Pentax SP1000 and my dad taught me how to use it when I was about 12. I don’t remember what prompted them to do that, but soon thereafter I spent all my allowance money & extra earnings on developing film at my loc…

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer opens at the Reece Museum on October 22

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer is on view at the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University from October 22 - December 14.  The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts has sponsored a lecture with photo historian Alison Nordström at the reception for this exhibition on Thursday, November 29 at 5pm.  Tema Stauffer joined ETSU in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Photography in the Department of Art & Design.  She will present an artist talk through the Women on Wednesdays lecture series on November 7 at noon. Author Xhenet Aliu will give a reading from the foreword to Tema Stauffer's recent monograph, UPSTATE, published by Daylight Books as well as selections from her novel Brass published by Random House in 2018 on Wednesday, October 24 at 5pm.

Spotlight on ETSU Photo alum Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2015 from East Tennessee State University and is a current MFA Candidate at the University of Georgia. His work has been exhibited internationally and featured in articles by iGNANT, It’s Nice That, Ain’t Bad Magazine, Oxford American’s Eyes on the South, HuffPost, and Documentum, among others. Brown is included in the Looking At Appalachia collection, as well as the permanent collection at East Tennessee State. 
Brown was recently interview by graduate student, Jordan Whitten, for our Alumni Series. 
Your ongoing series, New Developments, made after graduating ETSU has an interesting push and pull from being a regional body of work like you often see made in East Tennessee. While stating it has “the “Anywhere USA” nature”; you also state that "These structures make the landscape non-specific and ubiquitous, homogenized by big box stores” in an area known for rural agriculture. Now that you have moved to Athens do you see your…

Mike Smith's The Lost State of Frankland at Tracey Morgan Gallery

Mike Smith | The Lost State of Frankland
Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC
September 28th-November 3rd
Reception for the artist: Friday, September 28th, 6-8 PM

Mike Smith's work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Smith has been awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2001, Tennessee Governor's Distinguished Artist Award, 2001, and United States Artist Lowe Fellowship, 2011. His work is held in the collections of 
major museums throughout the United States including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Smith's first monograph, You’re Not From Around Here, 
was released in 2004 by Johns Hopkins University Press and the Center for American Places with an essay by Robert 
Sobiesek, curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Originally from Massachusett…

Make Daytime Quiet Exhibition at Fluorescent Gallery

ETSU Photo graduate students Jordan Whitten and Meg Roussos, along with recent graduate Bradley Marshall, will exhibit work at Fluorescent Gallery in Knoxville.  The opening reception is on Friday, June 1 from 6-9pm.

MFA Candidate Bradley Marshall's Thesis Exhibition at the Tipton Gallery

The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries present Hearing Through Walls exhibition by Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate Bradley Marshall from February 19th through March 2nd, 2018, at the Tipton Gallery.  The closing reception will be on Friday, March 2nd, from 6-9p.m. 
The exhibition will consist of large archival inkjet photographs and one video installation piece. The work presented by Marshall are the result of a three year study on domesticity, lost youth, and American masculinity. These themes are developed in a visual narrative that simultaneously explores photographic issues including notions of artifice and the cultural role photographs play in perpetuating, miming, and disrupting the facades that exist within everyday life. 
Tipton Gallery is located at 126 Spring St, Johnson City, TN. Gallery hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m., First Friday receptions and by appointment. For more information, contact Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota …