Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art: RE-PAIR

January 27, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

Curated by Kelsie Conley and Stephen Wicks

Willie Cole, Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Holley, Katie Hargrave & Meredith Laura Lynn, Kahlil Robert Irving, Suzanne Jackson, Mary Laube, Annabeth Marks, Rosemary Mayer, Althea Murphy-Price, Betye Saar, and Faith Wilding.

Responding to the Triennial RE-PAIR theme about art designed “To heal, suture, and recompose fractured bodies”, “re-pair, patch, rebuild spirits, bodies, cities, political institutions, economic relationships,” the Knoxville Museum of Art presents works emphasizing the transformative power of art to propose new solutions to recent global discord.


For the exhibition, the Estate of Rosemary Mayer created a new version of the The Hours, an installation of Ghost sculptures first created in 1981 at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1981.

Installation Views

Installation view with works by Faith Wilding, Bessie Harvey, Kahlil Robert Irving, and Annabeth Marks.

The Hours, 1981/2023. Paper, wooden rods, ribbons, metallic paint, water color paint.