John Hunter, Justin Sehorn, Rose Sexton
On View: May 20, 2011 – June 27, 2011
With the support of the Jerome Foundation, these artists were provided 9 months of access to Highpoint’s printmaking facilities, as well as technical support, critiques with visiting artists and curators, and the opportunity to work in a studio environment that encourages experimentation and growth. This was the eighth year of the Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency at Highpoint. Please read below to learn a bit about what the artists did during the residency.
Justin Sehorn explored the function of symbolism in the Information Age. His mixed-media monoprints featured elements of street culture, internet culture, and mythology.
Sehorn is a self-taught artist born in Kansas City, MO. His work has been featured on Milan-based creative site, Glossom, and has shown work at a variety of events around the Twin Cities.
Rose Sexton’s woodcut prints used dramatic animal imagery to explore her interest in the human ability to learn. Her process included the use of power tools to create expressive, large-scale woodcuts.
Sexton earned a BA from South Dakota State University in 2009. She also studied photography at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire for one year. Her work has been on display at the Sioux Falls pavilion, Brookings Arts Council and in galleries at both universities.
John Hunter used screenprinting to discuss themes of cultural loyalty and identity. As an adopted Korean-American who has lived and traveled throughout Japan, John drew inspiration from his inter-cultural background and experiences.
Hunter has a BFA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. John has had group shows at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville TN; 13Forest Gallery, Boston, MA; Picture Art Foundation, Redondo Beach, CA; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Belmont University, Nashville, TN; and is working towards a small group show at the Town of Chapel Hill, NC.
Highpoint would like to thank our 2010 jurors for this very competitive program: Bartholomew Ryan, Assistant Curator, Walker Art Center and Brian Shure, Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design and Master Printer.