KMA Opening Reception: Radcliffe Bailey: Passages
The “Radcliffe Bailey: Passages” exhibit opens Aug. 12 with a reception and meet the artist in conjunction with the series finale of Alive After Five. The reception event is free, and a cash bar will be available. Working primarily between the mediums of sculpture and painting, contemporary artist Radcliffe Bailey, who was born in 1968, incorporates found objects and photographs into richly layered and textured compositions that address history, ancestry, migration and collective memory. Several works reference turbulent voyages at sea, recalling the lives lost in Middle Passage, while others celebrate the unifying power of music and the legendary jazz musicians who pushed the limitations of western tradition through their radical compositions. The exhibition is organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art in conjunction with Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
In addition, Brooke Alford, a standout contemporary jazz violinist, will perform her fresh and creative blend of smooth jazz, R&B, hip-hop, reggae, Western European classical and more. KMA members will receive free admission to the concert. Tickets are $25 for non-members and available HERE.