The Art Gallery at Volunteer State Community College will be showing the work of Nashville artist Mark Hosford this winter. He teaches art at Vanderbilt University and has held exhibitions in Poland, Germany, South Korea, China, New York, Boston, and California. He specializes in drawing, printmaking, and animation. Hosford said his work draws from a fascination with counter-culture imagery, spiritualism, curiosities, obsolete technology, stream of consciousness, and personal narratives.
“My prints, drawings, and animations are amalgamations of many different obsessions and interests,” Hosford said. “I was raised in the visual language of counter-culture ephemera, comics, and animation. I allow the aesthetics of my past to be incorporated into my current ideas and processes.”
The exhibit runs from December 6, 2021 - February 18, 2022. However, the college is closed December 24 through January 4 for winter break. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black (SRB) Humanities Building on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the Vol State Gallery manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-230-3200.
Pictured: “The Surrogate” by Mark Hosford.