Two Watkins fine artists present their capstone work in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery. Their opening will take place on Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Parker Aycock’s Wicked Falsehoods Park takes a critical look at that the Confederate monuments that litter the American South, and reveals the actual truth behind the individuals these monuments represent and why they were erected. Aycock draws from family history for the show. “My great-grandmother Mildred once told me a story that was told to her by her mother,” says Aycock. “During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers raided my family’s home and took all of the food they had stored for winter. The Union soldiers left my family to die of hunger, and the only thing that saved them was the quick thinking of one of my ancestors to hide the hogs in the woods. This story was told to me as historical fact, but like many things in the South the truth is a matter of perspective.”
Nina Williams showcases The Person in My Passenger Seat, which attempts to explore the anxiety of social interactions and remedy a fear of intimacy. The subjects are examined via short poetic writings and graphic sketches.