Works By John Stone Opens At AVA Nov. 1

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Association for Visual Arts will host a solo exhibition of recent works by local artist John Stone, Nov. 1-30. The opening reception will be Friday, Nov. 1, from 5:30-8 p.m.

John Stone received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from UTC. Since his graduation in 2004 he has shown his work throughout the southeast. 

“The paintings in this body of work originate as photographs relating to friends and family members,” says Mr. Stone. “These images are a point for departure; they are the ground from which the paintings come into existence. Painting’s goal here is to stand not static in time like a photograph, but to prompt an investigation, a reconstruction, an experience.”

Mr. Stone received the opportunity for a solo show by winning Best In Show in the 2012 AVA Juried Members Exhibition. Applications for that exhibit were accepted from any current AVA member, and artworks were selected by juror, Paul Lee, professor of photography at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. This cycle of a juried member show culminating in a solo showcase of the Best In Show award winner is a tradition that AVA plans to continue with the 2013 Juried Members Exhibition in December.

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