IN WE TRUST
June 2 - August 5, 2023
UT Downtown Gallery
106 S. Gay Street
First Friday Receptions: June 2, 5-9pm; July 7, 5-9pm; August 4, 5-9pm
First Friday July will feature special performances by students from the UT School of Music sponsored by Knoxville Opera.
Curated by former Knoxvillian, Alex Gingrow, In We Trust asks us to consider what we trust without mandate and why. What are those systems and values we believe in? What do we accept, and what do we let go of? For Gingrow, trust leads to community and empathy. With this path forward, she has curated an exhibition of works with “magic moments, when we are transported beyond ourselves and made to think about the creator, and why they made the very choices they made.” In We Trust invites the viewer to “stumble into empathy - the building block of exchange and community.”
In We Trust features work by Alex Gingrow, Kyung Jeon, Jim Lee, David X. Levine, Makeda Lewis, Steve Locke, Audrey Stone, and Trish Tillman.
The UT Downtown Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday from 11am – 5pm and Saturdays from 10am – 3pm. All events at the gallery are free and open to the public.