'It’s Hot in a Dog’s Head' Student Show Plays Dec. 8 at Chestnut Sq. Co-op
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents It’s Hot in a Dog’s Head on Saturday, December 8, beginning at 6 p.m. at Ground Floor Gallery in the Chestnut Square Building.
The one-night exhibition features work from Watkins student artists Hannah Taylor (Fine Art), Rex Runyeon (senior, Graphic Design), and Casey Payne in collaboration with curator David King. Filtering contemporary subjects through a process of free association and deviance, these artists glean inspiration from such sources as burnout psychedelia, provisional painting, themes of death and eroticism, skateboarding and folk iconographies. These influences are interwoven to disrupt images of the subaltern within dominant culture. Their work complicates tidy images of the past and “the outsider.”
The Chestnut Square Art Co-op is located at 427 Chestnut St (near Greer Stadium). Former site of the May Hosiery Mill, the 100-year-old building is now the home of 12 artist studios.