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March 23, 2023 – June 4, 2023
Influenced by the southern mysticism and Christian overtones of the American south, Gospel-l is an effort to see good and hope in all that is. In response to the fire and brimstone of Christian fundamentalism, this installation seeks to support wayward individuals. Not in blame tossing, shame, or didactic providing answers but in revealing personal truth, an ultimate truth. The ultimate truth could be in justice, a new identity, or a future of possibilities. However, the only truth is within the act of seeking and reckoning with that there could be no answers, only more questions.
Jonathan Adams is an artist from Bristol, VA/TN. He earned his BFA in drawing from East Tennessee State University and his MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from Rutgers University. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in the lower eastside, 21 Ludlow st, The Brooklyn Army Terminal under the contemporary artist Kara Walker, Crosstown Arts in Memphis, Chautauqua Visual Art galleries, Wiregrass Museum of Art, William King Museum of Art, Dots Gallery in and was a Part-time Lecturer in Drawing at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and is the Scholarship Awards & Outreach Manager at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Adams currently lives with his family in Knoxville, TN, and loves noodles.
- Curated by Michael Dickins