Thursday, March 19, 2009

Artist's Forum @ Frist: Rocky Horton and Chris Scarborough - April 17, 2009

Artist's Forum
Friday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.
Frist Center
Rechter Room, FREE

Artist’s Forum is a program in which local and regional emerging and recognized artists discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be a part of the dialogue about the artistic process.

Friday, April 17
Featured artists: Rocky Horton and Chris Scarborough

In his most recent studio practices, Rocky Horton utilizes different dilutions of photographic developer chemicals to paint onto exposed photographs. With these “photo paintings” Horton is commenting on the precarious relationship these mediums have had with each other since the invention of photography in the nineteenth century. Horton earned an MFA in Painting from the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including shows at Cheekwood Museum of Art and Zeitgeist Gallery. Horton is currently assistant professor of art at Lipscomb University in Nashville. To learn more about Rocky Horton and to view some of his work visit

Chris Scarborough works in photography and drawing to create meticulously detailed images of people who have been manipulated according to the exaggerated characteristics of Japanese anime. His most recent work has developed from this foundation to include the examination of cartoon violence. Scarborough received a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. His work has been included in several national exhibitions, including solo shows at the Foley Gallery in New York City and the Gescheidle Gallery in Chicago. Scarborough’s work is also part of numerous private and public collections, including the Tennessee State Museum. To learn more about Chris Scarborough and to view some of his work visit

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