Gombert to display solo exhibition at Pellissippi State

Gombert to display solo exhibition at Pellissippi State Aug. 28-Sept. 15

Aug. 11, 2017

A solo exhibition by Maryville College Professor of Art Dr. Carl Gombert will be on display Aug.  28 through Sept. 15 at Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC).

Gombert will exhibit hand-stamped works that explore the complexity and pattern of dark and light, and positive and negative space, within the context of radial structures, mandalas and other patterns.

 “I love pattern; I love decoration, and I love sparkle,” Gombert said. “These hand stamped works rely on radial structure to explore complexity and pattern arising from the application of simple rules.”

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can be seen in PSCC’s Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

An opening reception to meet the artist will be held in the gallery on Aug. 28 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Gombert started taking painting lessons at the age of 14 with money he earned delivering newspapers. He earned his B.F.A. in drawing from the University of Akron, his M.F.A. in painting from Kent State University and his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts at Texas Tech University.

He joined the Maryville College faculty in 1993, and his areas of teaching include painting, drawing and art history. He has exhibited in more than 200 shows throughout the country.

Gombert’s exhibit is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual arts series that includes music and theatre performances, cultural celebrations, lectures and fine arts exhibits. 

 Written by Tony Gunn '19, Communications Assistant 


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.