Rob Matthews: Knoxville Girl

June 20-August 2, 2008

Rob Matthews’ haunting narrative drawings are based loosely on actual murders in Knoxville, Tennessee and on the Appalachian ballad, “Knoxville Girl.”  He creates a morality tale through use of only intricate graphite line and stark white backgrounds.

Image: Rob Matthews, Knoxville Girl: The Walk, 2007; graphite on paper, 8.25 x 10 inches.