Monday, February 22, 2010
The Department of Art is hosting a new exhibition in the Bruce Bobick Gallery featuring paintings and drawings by Tennessee artist Jason Stout. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.
Stout’s colorful and surrealistic paintings are loose narratives on the range of social classes that make up the sociological struggle of the Southern hero.
The work deals with concepts of race and identity, political orientation, war, drugs and Southern stereotypes.
Taking a humorous approach to these serious subjects, Stout’s creative characters include the Ghost of Davy Crockett, the Republican Machine and the Redneck.
Stout has been painting since he was 15 and received a Bachelor of Art from the University of Tennessee-Martin in 2001 and Master of Fine Art in Painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2004. He is currently an adjunct professor of 2-D design and drawing at UTM.
The Bobick Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the art department at 678-839-6521 or contact Gallery Director Stephanie Smith at email@example.com.