Visual arts collective Co. H presents their annual juried winter show, featuring work from Michael Hampton and John Sexton, on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. In collaboration with exhibition collective HAUS Rotations, the show will be hosted by Platetone Printmaking, Paper, and Book Arts.
Titled “Projections,” this exploration of the self showcases the respective bodies of work of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Fine Art majors Hampton (senior) and Sexton (junior). Through direct manipulation and nonlinear presentation of narrative, their work analyzes the outward manifestations of identity and its relationship to preconceived cultural and societal perceptions. Both celebratory and speculative, these concepts manifest as altered found photos, digital photography prints, and performance.
Sexton will offer digital photographs, individually titled. Hampton’s “Document” pieces include altered found photographs as well as a performance piece, “doesMichael?does,” that will be staged at 7 pm on Friday and at 7 pm and 8 pm on Saturday.
Co. H is a collective of artists from various disciplines committed to advancing the Visual Arts. They provide networking opportunities for artists, students and professionals working in the arts. Through action in community and education, their goal is to strengthen the presence of Visual Arts in Nashville. Members of Co. H curated the show, along with Ron Lambert, assistant professor of fine art at Watkins.
Platetone Printmaking, Paper, and Book Arts is located at 535 4th Avenue South, in downtown Nashville. Platetone is at the corner of 4th Avenue South (a one-way street) and Lea Avenue, just north of Rocketown. Parking is available at the front of the building, along Lea Avenue, in the alley behind the building, or in the parking lot between Platetone and neighbor’s.
Michael Hampton, “doesMichael?does” (performance still)
John Sexton, “Time to Shine II”
Michael Hampton, “Document 3”
John Sex ton, “Dancing in the Street on Cop Cars I”