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Featured Work: Broken Sky, Oil on Wood Panel

2018 Featured Artist Darren Waterston

Darren Waterston graduated in 1988 with a BFA from the Otis Art Institute (now the Otis College of Art and Design) in Los Angeles. Waterston has been exhibiting his paintings, works on paper, and installations in the United States and abroad since the early 1990s. Recent exhibition highlights include: Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre in 2015 at Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Gallery; Uncertain Beauty in 2014 at MASS MoCA; Forest Eater in 2011 at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (now called the Honolulu Museum of Art); Splendid Grief: The Afterlife of Leland Stanford Jr., an installation in 2009 at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University in Stanford, California; and The Flowering (The Fourfold Sense) in 2007 at the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

In 2007 Charta published a monograph on the artist, Darren Waterston: Representing the Invisible, and in 2013 Prestel published A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures, a collaboration between the artist and poet Mark Doty. Filthy Lucre was documented in a book by the same name published by Rizzoli in 2014.

Waterston’s artwork is included in numerous permanent collections, such as the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; New York Public Library; The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Seattle Art Museum; The British Library, London and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The artist lives and works in New York City.

Darren Waterston joins these sublime artists below who have made L’Amour du Vin such an exciting event for art lovers. If you had the pleasure of attending in 2017, you’ll recall Jered Sprecher’s talented work. If you are new to L’Amour du Vin, these are the artists who have joined us over the past forteen years.

Past Featured Artists

2017 Jered Sprecher, Knoxville, TN

2016 Tomory Dodge, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Andrew Saftel East Tennessee

2014 Richard Jolley, Knoxville, TN

2013 Robert Van Vranken, West Danville, VT

2012 Hunt Slonem, New York, NY

2011 Sandy Walker, Oakland, CA

2010 Scott Duce, New York, NY

2009 Andrew Saftel, Pikeville, TN

2008 Robin Surber, Knoxville, TN

2007 Marga Hayes McBride, Knoxville, TN

2006 Cynthia Tollefsrud, Knoxville, TN

2005 Image used with consent of Raoul Dufy

2004 Image used with consent of Giulianna Cosentino Marple

For information about L’Amour du Vin, contact Carla May Pare’ at 865.934.2043 or                         Donate to Knoxville Museum of Art

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