Zeitgeist Gallery presents Path, works by Brady Haston. Opening reception will take place during the WeHo Art Crawl.
The drawings and paintings I make come from an exploration of the local narrative that surrounds my home in Nashville, Tennessee. Images that develop from this investigation are not bound to chronology. They weave in and out of both the past and present, the contemporary landscape, and the history of this American place. Personal explorations as I travel through the landscape reveal traces from the past that trigger further investigations about the meaning behind this place. At times, elements of magic realism and auto fiction collide along this path I follow. A quote from a Wendell Berry poem informs my practice and advises one to, “Go slow. Let the mind step with the feet as the stream steps downward over the rocks nowhere anywhere but where it is.”
Brady Haston is a native of Spencer, Tennessee who currently lives and makes art in Nashville. Brady earned a B.F.A from Middle Tennessee State University in 1992 and attended the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. After his undergraduate studies, he attended Montana State University (Bozeman) and was awarded a M.F.A in 1997. Following graduate school, Brady spent the next eight years in Chicago teaching at Columbia College before moving back to Nashville. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member at Austin Peay State University. His shows of note include Paintings and Sketchbooks at the Cheekwood Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition in 2003, The Portrait, An Investigation of the Self at Camberwell College of Art in London, England in 2003, Art Chicago in 2006, Intersection at the Contemporary Artist Workshop in Chicago in 2006, Abstract Painting in Tennessee at the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville in the summer of 2008, and Superstruct at PLUG Projects in Kansas City in 2012. Brady is also the recipient of the 2016 Tennessee Arts Commission for painting and a 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Brady Haston is represented by Zeitgeist Gallery of Nashville.