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Spotlight on ETSU Photo alum Matthew Brown

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

ETSU Visiting Artist Lecture - McNair Evans

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Contemporary Photographer Series - Roger May

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Roger May (b. 1975) is an Appalachian American photographer and writer based in Charleston, West Virginia. He was born in the Tug River Valley, located on the West Virginia and Kentucky state line, in the Hatfield and McCoy Country. His photographs, essays, and interviews have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Al Jezeera America, National Geographic, The Oxford American, Le Monde diplomatique, Photo District News, and others. In February 2014, he started the crowd-sourced Looking at Appalachia project. May speaks about his work, about the visual representation of Appalachia, and photographs on commission. He blogs at Walk your camera

Looking at Appalachia explores the diversity of Appalachia and establishes a visual counterpoint to stereotypical representations of the region, fifty years after the Declaration of War on Poverty. Drawing from a diverse population of photographers within the region, this crowd-sourced image archive serves as a reference t…

Spotlight on photography students Morgan Church, Heather Love and Hannah Taylor

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The Department of Art & Design at ETSU recently had the pleasure of exhibiting work of some of the BA and BFA students in this semester's student exhibitions in the Slocumb Galleries.  A selection of images from each of these students is featured by second-year MFA Photo candidate Jordan Whitten. 


Morgan Church, BA

Morgan grew up in East Tennessee and has always loved the outdoors. Her work is based around the landscape of the region and her emotional attachment to the area.  She works with the palette derived from the landscape around her. 



Heather Love, BFA 


Working as a secretary at the Quillen College of Medicine, Heather works near a simulation lab that consists of computer driven mannequins and other artificial anatomy that can be manipulated to simulated medical conditions and situations. Heather observes these practices and tools as more than just a means of instruction.



Hannah Taylor, BA


Hannah explores the body as a landscape studying the rocky terrains and soft marshes th…