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Photos from the exhibition.

Dialogue Room is an event facilitated by MaryAnne Carey and Corinna Ray at Gallery 1010 in Knoxville, TN. This project was sparked by the collaborations and conversations that artists have with each other. Dialogue is the place where their work can live together and this collaborative and expansive nature of exchange was the impetus for this project.

Pairing six artists from across the country into collaborative teams, Dialogue Room shows documentation of prompted conversations and experiences of creative engagement.

For one weekend, Dialogue Room welcomed viewers to a place to come and spend time with time based art works: recorded literary readings, live performance, video, audio, sculptural installations. 

October 28th-30th, 2016.

Scott Hickman (Tennessee) + Mariko Thomas (New Mexico) were prompted to share a reading that relates to their practice and have a conversation about it. After their conversation, they were asked to make a portrait of one another based on that conversation. 

In the gallery was a handout of the reading, headphones to listen to the conversation and the portraits. 

Scott's selected reading was “Equality, Dignity and Disabilty” by Eva Feder Kittay.

Mariko's selected reading was “9.5 Theses on Art and Class” by Ben Davis.


Natalie Blaustone Dye (Louisiana) + Colleen Comer (Alabama)were prompted to share directive walking directions with one another. They were then asked to choose a way to document these simultaneous walks.

In the gallery there was a monitor playing a split screen video of the artists walks happening simultaneously along with two lists describing each object the artist picked up on their walks. 


Mariko Thomas (New Mexico) + Kyle Peets (Oregon) were prompted to have a phone conversation related to their current work. After the conversation, they were asked to write a short story about one another’s current practice as if they were each other.

In the gallery are posters of the short stories. 

Natalie Blaustone Dye (Louisiana) + Scott Hickman (Tennessee) were prompted to share a reading that is relevant to their current practice with one another. After reading, they were asked to curate a still life in response to the other’s reading including a fruit, a piece of sporting equipment and a color. 

In the gallery were the still lives and the reading that accompanied it. 

Scott's selected reading was “Equality, Dignity and Disabilty” by Eva Feder Kittay.

Natalie's selected reading was “Travels in Hyper Reality” by Umberto Eco.

Colleen Comer (Louisiana) + Elizabeth LoPiccolo (New York) were prompted to share notes and written maxims kept around their respective studios with one another. From these notes, they were asked to each compose a sketchbook response that relates to their own practice. 

In the gallery there was a poster containing the sketchbook responses of each artist. 

In addition, there were two iPads in the gallery with a Soundcloud playlist of our artist friends in Knoxville reading a piece of writing that is meaningful to them.

The artist who participated in these reading are: Anna Wehrwein, Abigail Lucian, Jessica Gatlin, Elysia Mann, Johanna Winters, Austin Pratt, Michael Tracy, Sofia Palma, Marta Lee, Dana DeGiulio, Jing Quin, and Corinna Ray


Photographs from the exhibition. 

Dialogue Room

Corinna Ray & MaryAnne Carey 

Mixed media. 

Gallery 1010, Knoxville, TN. 

October 28th-30th, 2016.