The Knoxville Museum of Art Presents Nine Video Works by Filmmaker Peter Sarkisian

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KNOXVILLE, TN.- The Knoxville Museum of Art presents Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008 from February 11 through April 24, 2011. Sarkisian’s art lies at the intersection of film, video, and sculpture. Sarkisian began his career as a filmmaker in the late 1980s, but later began to experiment by projecting moving images onto three-dimensional forms to free video from the confines of flat, rectangular viewing areas. The resulting works create the illusion of video in the round, a heightened viewing experience marked by perceptual conflicts between image, contour, and surface. Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008 includes nine works representing the best of this internationally acclaimed artist’s innovative experiments in multi-media art. Peter Sarkisian’s art lies at the intersection of