Work Friends II

I’m curating a show at Fluorescent Gallery in Knoxville, opening Friday March 31 at 6:00 p.m.

Poster - Work Friends 2

Work Friends II is the second iteration of a show put together in an empty storefront on Broadway in 2013 called “Work Friends“. The original show featured the paintings, sculptures, and photos of ten Knoxville artists along with an item chosen as a partner to their work; a “work friend”.

Each artist was asked to display something that has a relationship to their process or aesthetic. The resulting talismans, detritus, and practical tools expanded the work, and served as a link to the creative incubator that is the studio. For this show, six Knoxville artists (or those recently of Knoxville) have been asked to do the same.


Amanda Carrell
Peter Cotroneo
Kelly Hider
Jonathan Purtill
Jing Qin
Zach Searcy

GIRLS FAVORITE at Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville


Curated by Ashley Layendecker
A exciting collection of female artist who use pattern and repetition in their artwork in some form of abstraction. Fifteen artists currently working in Knoxville and Nashville Tennessee, Texas, Alabama and New York.

Amanda Martinez
Jessica Simorte
Kayla Rumpp
Megan White
Heather Casteel
Marta Lee
Natalie Harrison
Marisa Hricovsky
Anna Weible
Lynne Ghenov
Katherine Wagner
Paris Woodhull
Brianna Bass
Eleanor Aldrich
Kate Faulkner

Fluorescent Gallery
627 N Central St
Knoxville, TN, 37917

OPENING: Friday the 3rd, 6-9:30 PM
Food and drink provided!

BRIGHT GRAY at Fluorescent Gallery April 3

Please join us for a one-night throwback First Friday show at the Fluorescent Gallery featuring new works by Eleanor Aldrich, Heather Hartman, and David Wolff. The show, entitled Bright Gray, is a loose collection of works focusing on shared affinities for spatial illusion, physicality, and mystery.

Fluorescent Gallery
627 N. Central St.
Friday, April 3