The Central Collective

923 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN


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Collective Corpse: A Group Show

image courtesy of Kelly Hider

image courtesy of Kelly Hider

Exquisite Corpse is based on the collaborative game played by Surrealist artists, where each participant would draw an image on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal their contribution, and pass it on to the next player for her contribution.

Collective Corpse is a group show featuring 15 Knoxville artists who collaborated to create 5 figures based on a randomly assigned part of the body (head & shoulders, torso & arms, legs) and encouraged to interpret their assignments literally, figuratively, or somewhere in between.  The resulting combinations may be beautiful, haunting, silly or disastrous.   Art card decks, which will include each artist's contribution, will be available for purchase. 

Participating Artists:

  • Ashley Addair
  • Laura Baisden
  • Victoria Buck
  • Michael Giles
  • Amy E Hand
  • David Harman
  • Heather Hartman
  • Kelly Hider
  • Dale Mackey
  • Amos Oaks
  • Shawn Poynter
  • Herb Reith
  • Amy Smotherman-Burgess
  • Jessie VanderLaan
Earlier Event: June 15
AIGA's Drink + Draw
Later Event: June 19
Rooftop Yoga