803 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN, 37902
We?re excited to introduce our newly renovated upstairs gallery space, used to exhibit and highlight the artwork of Knoxville?s local artists. We?ll host a different local artists? work each month for you to enjoy!
Join us for our Bijou Art Gallery Grand Opening at First Friday, February 2nd, 4-7pm.
We're thrilled to be featuring Artist Katy Smith.
Art has long been a part of Katy Smith?s life. From a young age her mother, grandfather and grandmother were all major art influences while growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee. She primarily works with oil paint, acrylic paint, pencil, ink, and collaged paper. Drawing from her own memories and experiences she manages to take intangible thoughts and turn them into concrete images. She hopes to create an almost chaotic dream world where the memories flood both the mind and eye, and trigger a sense of nostalgia in the viewer.
Each image in this series represents a specific moment in time, and by obliterating or slicing up the image it allows the distortion of a memory to occur, much like our own minds tend to do. All people have memories that have affected them throughout their lives and each of my paintings represents a specific memory for me.
Katy is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BFA in painting and drawing and a minor in art history. Her works will be on display at the historic Bijou Theatre through February 28th.
Please join us for the Bijou gallery grand opening and Katy?s art reception on Friday, February 2nd from 4:00 ? 7:00 PM.
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