Visible Spirit | James Rose
Visible Spirit is a solo show featuring works of drawing and printmaking by James Rose that explore race, fear, isolation, sexuality, struggle, and spirituality through self-portraiture.
The Watkins College of Art at Belmont University is hosting an exhibition in Gallery 121 of works by James Rose. Rose is a printmaker and Professor of Art at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
About his work, he states,
My images are generally figurative, simple (single figure), often self-portraits I use to try and show the complexity of what’s on my mind. I mostly tend to use drawing and printmaking to create images that almost always deal with issues surrounding fear, race, isolation, sexuality, spirituality, struggle, and/ or change.
My practice, in general, starts with drawing both from life and photographic references (depending on my body position and how specific I want to be with lighting). I also tend to draw from smaller studies as a reference for making larger works.
As a printmaker who mostly makes drawings, I see the influence of my love of making prints in the way I approach my drawing practice. I tend to work in series or multiples and often the drawings are very similar to one another loosely mimicking an edition of prints.
I think my work is mostly about being/ feeling off balance. The work in this exhibition maintains a degree of formal balance through grids and symmetry but allude to a struggle to finding emotional balance as I navigate the world. Being seen and not seen usually for all the wrong reasons.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Nov 30, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Tue)
- Dec 1, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Wed)
- Dec 2, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Thu)
- Dec 3, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Fri)
- Dec 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm (Sat)
- Dec 5, 2021 at 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm (Sun)
- Dec 6, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon)
- Dec 7, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Tue)
- Dec 8, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Wed)
- Dec 9, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Thu)
- Dec 10, 2021 at 09:00 am - 06:00 pm (Fri)
Additional time info:
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day), 4:30pm–6pm; Artist Talk at 5pm.
1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212(Neighborhood: Belmont / Hillsboro Village)