On View at Gallery 1010
About Gallery 1010
Gallery 1010 is a contemporary art exhibition space located at 100 S. Gay Street in Suite 114 of The Emporium Center of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. As one of three University of Tennessee School of Art galleries, Gallery 1010 is the only fully student-run, non-profit, off-campus exhibition space in the state of Tennessee. The mission of Gallery 1010 is to provide space for the School of Art students of the University of Tennessee to experiment and develop new ideas while gaining educational gallery experience in professional standards and practices.
Gallery 1010 provides a location for School of Art artists to exhibit their work, curate exhibitions, and collaborate with other artists or disciplines outside of the School of Art. This professional off-campus gallery is an exceptional opportunity not commonly available at other Universities. The gallery engages the university, the growing downtown Knoxville gallery district, and the community at large by consistently exhibiting innovative, contemporary art work.
Exhibits run for one week and are attended by over 5,000 visitors each semester. Every week the gallery hosts an artist exhibition; totaling around 15 exhibits per semester. The gallery hosts opening receptions on Fridays from 5-7pm and open hours on Saturdays from 10am-1pm. All First Friday opening receptions are open from 5-9pm. Exhibiting artists have Wednesday through Friday to install their exhibit, then de-install or “strike” the show on Monday and Tuesday, leaving the gallery clean and ready for the next artist beginning the process again.
Meet the 2023-2024 Gallery 1010 Team
Landin Eldridge – Director
Landin Eldridge (she/her/hers) is the Director of Gallery 1010 and a third year MFA student in Painting and Drawing. Originally from a small town in North Carolina, she received her BA in Studio Art and Theatre from Davidson College in 2021. Landin was thrilled to show at Gallery 1010 for the first time in the Spring of 2022, collaborating with fellow MFA grad Chloe Wack to produce “Baby Show: A Show of Babies.” In her studio practice, Landin uses technology as a drawing tool to alter, organize, and transform beloved images. This process, called Digital Cannibalism, allows for the close examination of memory, fear, intimacy, humor, and confession through transferring artworks back and forth between digital and analog spaces. Landin is THRILLED to be working with Gallery 1010 again this year! Keep up to date with her studio practice on Instagram @lando_kenzi.
Kaitlyn Anderson – Associate Director
Kaitlyn Anderson (she/her) is the Associate Director of Gallery 1010 and a second year MFA candidate in ceramics at the University of Tennessee. In her studio practice, Kaitlyn explores and experiments with ceramic sculpture in conjunction with soft found fibers. She is particularly interested in the interactive cycles of the natural world, and how those reflect and represent her own cycles, as well as deep diving into the process of decay and the agents which promote declension in nature. Kaitlyn received her BFA in 3D studio art from Georgia Southern University in 2022. Keep up to date with Kaitlyn’s studio practice on Instagram @kaitlyna.arts.
Chase Williamson – Gallery Attendant
Chase Williamson is a visual artist based out of Franklin, Tennessee. Currently enrolled as a graduate student in the University of Tennessee’s MFA Painting and Drawing program, Williamson centers on the interconnection of Blackness, womanhood, and racialized landscapes through her acrylic compositions. She graduated with a Bachelor of Art from The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2022, where she studied Studio Art and Psychology. With her southern living experience being the major motivator, Williamson yearns for constant opportunities to hold space for change and create an abundance of reclamation through her work.