Alumnus artist Chris Watts debuts his first Charlotte solo exhibition, American Gods, at Genome Gallery this September. In his exhibit he uncovers, strips down, and exposes the popular icons that have influenced collective generations.
“I enjoy destroying facades…to find out what they’re made up of” says Watts whose multimedia approach incorporates vintage originals of social icons from LIFE, Ebony, and Jet Magazines on large-scale canvases. Addressing cultural and generational stereotypes, Watts revisits history’s sociopolitical issues through the revamping of expressionism and pop art genres to fit a new generation’s energy and style. Here, Chris Watts steps out to deliver not just a visual history of America, but American history interpreted using American Gods.
Please join us at Genome Gallery for energetic conversations with other art enthusiasts.
Gallery Visit: Genome Gallery
featuring American Gods by Chris Watts
Thursday, September 13 from 6 to 7:30 PM
Free for Members, $8 Non-Members
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