Fine arts associate professor Brady Haston opens his new show, Flipped, at Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. In the show, Haston’s artwork uses a postcolonial lens to investigate both the legacy of Andrew Jackson, and the point where Southern history becomes part of a larger narrative. “Jacksonian political cartoons, silhouettes, and contemporary biography are the primary sources of information for my work,” says the artist. “These works attempt to address the legacy of slavery and Indian removal that Jackson enabled through his actions and policies, forming a conversation around our shared history and the undercurrents of white supremacy from our past and the malignant remnants that remain to this day.” Jackson, notes the artist, has become a symbol of the American experience that is both admirable and problematic.
There will be an opening reception on November 2.
Artwork depicted: 1815, oil on linen, 18 by 22 inches, 2019