Space 204 Exhibit: Work/Work by John Watson
9/11/2013, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Ingram Studio Art Center Gallery (Google map of this location)
Vanderbilt's Space 204: Work/Work by Sculptor John Watson
The Vanderbilt University Department of Art welcomes to Space 204 an exhibition of repurposed wood sculptures by local artist and educator John Watson. work/work will be on display from Thursday, Aug. 22, through Friday, Sept. 27.
Architectural in nature, Watson's work is sourced primarily from reclaimed wood and the salvaged cast-offs of trade and industry, building sites, or home remodeling projects. The sculptures teeter between collapse and structure but share the stage with the use of space. In his artist statement, Watson writes, "Like kudzu clinging to an Alabama pine tree, the work relies on the structure it occupies while it simultaneously exists as its own entity."
Watson joined the Belmont University faculty this past year, relocating from Webster University where he taught for seven years. His art has been the shown in solo exhibitions at HEMPHILL in Washington, DC; Laumier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, MO; Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis, and the Savannah Gallery in Atlanta, GA, among others. Watson received his MFA from the University of Maryland, and his BFA from Webster University.
Space 204 is located on the second floor of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center, 25th Avenue South and Garland on the Vanderbilt University campus. All Space 204 exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, contact The Department of Art at 615-343-7241 or visit www.vanderbilt.edu/arts.