Idle Hands, an exhibition of selected works by Watkins-affiliated artists Brady Haston, David Anderson and Zack Rafuls, shows at Ground Floor Gallery + Studios on Saturday, April 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibition, which features sculpture, paintings, drawings, video and sound work, is curated by Willard Tucker, visiting faculty in the Watkins Fine Art department. Nervous and out of sorts, Idle Hands showcases a body of works that confuse aspects of religion, sexuality and power to provoke the mythic fantasies that underlie social control. This tabooed cultural nexus that subliminally conditions ultra-primal motives of self-interest at the center of the civilized order produces a context of moral uncertainty for artistic action. As an effort of social reclamation, these marks, acts, and gestures trace cross currents of desire back to their source in daily ritual and routine.
Haston is assistant professor of Fine Art at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, and Anderson and Rafuls are sophomore Fine Art majors.
Ground Floor Gallery + Studios is located at 427 Chestnut Street, Nashville (37203).
Pictured at right: “Exquisite Corpse” by Brady Haston, David Anderson and Zack Rafuls