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2009–2010 Jerome Residents (from left to right): John Hunter, Rose Sexton, and Justin Sehorn

Jerome Residency 2010–2011

John Hunter, Justin Sehorn & Rose Sexton

  • Friday, May 20, 2011 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • On View: May 20, 2011 – June 27, 2011

Jerome artists Rose Sexton, Justin Sehorn and John Hunter are printing their way towards their exhibit opening May 20. Beginning in September 2010 the artists have been working in the studio at Highpoint. In November they visited the print study room at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and in December experienced the first of their group critiques with Bartholomew Ryan, Assistant Curator at the Walker Art Center.

Cycle 3 by John R. Hunter  2011Navigating through all the Worthless Information by Justin Sehorn 2011Alphabet by Rose Sexton  2011

Their diverse interests and approaches to printing promise to deliver an outstanding exhibit in May. Rose works with woodblock printing using power tools to create rough, expressive marks. Her imagery is focused on the relationships between humans and animals. Justin makes screenprints that play with symbols and manipulations of their meanings. He incorporates hand-drawn and painted elements into his prints. John’s work stems from his experience as an adopted Korean-American and reflections on his recent travels to Japan. He uses screenprints to integrate memories, dreams and symbols into his personal narrative.

Thank you to the Jerome Foundation for providing funding for this eighth year of the Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency at Highpoint. The next call for Jerome artists will go out in early May 2011.

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.

John Hunter uses screenprinting to discuss themes of cultural loyalty and identity. As an adopted Korean-American who has lived and traveled throughout Japan, John draws his 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.

Justin Sehorn used his residency to explore the function of symbolism in the Information Age. His mixed-media mono prints feature 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 use dramatic animal imagery to explore an interest in the human ability to learn. Her process includes use of power tools, large-scale woodblocks and fluorescent spray paint.

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.