Art by Ashley Addair on exhibit at Clayton Center

Jan. 5, 2013
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer

A collection of 22 paintings by Knoxville artist Ashley Addair will be on display in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Blackberry Farm Gallery from Jan. 7 through Jan. 31.

A reception will be held in the gallery on Fri., Jan. 25 from 6 until 8 p.m.

“This work explores the confusion, uncertainty and simple delights of operating within the traditionally feminine roles of homemaker and motherhood,” Addair wrote in her artist’s statement. “Both the content and process seek to quietly protest the meaninglessness our society attaches to domesticity.

“The method of making the work is born out of the rhythms of care taking, where the notion of production is largely intangible; visual progress is made in brief bits of time while daily chores and routines become a part of the art-making process,” Addair continued. “I hope this lends an expression of interconnectedness to the work: a compassionate view that nothing independently exists but is a part of an intricate web of life.”

Addair, whose medium is acrylic, describes herself as a “visual artist, a new mama and a nomadic adventurer.” Her paintings have been collected in Italy, Mexico, Canada, Australia and throughout the United States.

For more information about Addair’s work, please visit or

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.