Mary Hong Gallery Nashville is thrilled to host Florida native, Christon Anderson, for a solo exhibition of his recent work. This award winning artist from Panama City Beach FL is excited to showcase his work in downtown Nashville.
Come and meet this amazing and kind artist and experience his take on the contemporary art scene.
Exhibit runs from Mary 5 – May 25, 2018. Mary Hong Gallery 414 Union St next to the Doubletree Hotel. 615/423.0818. Open Tues-Sat 10am – 5pm. Artist reception Saturday May 5 at 6pm.
The unapproachable urban vibe of Christon Dee Anderson is often in place to filter objectionable attitudes and cloak his kinder gentler persona. A black child born into the eighties was certain to be challenged, and unwavering he met them head on. From an early age he spent a great deal of time drawing and showed a passionate interest in the arts. Born and bred in Florida’s Northwest Panhandle provided an opportunity for other talents to blossom. His skill and ability at baseball and later football were recognized and in high school received local and state accolades. These journeys brought him outside his everyday routine and opened his eyes to a whole new world. After a stint in the military he returned home with a hunger to find his voice and be heard.
With local luminary, Roland Hockett, he studied drawing and was fascinated by the artistic visual possibilities of photography under the tutelage of the late Johnnie Ihlfeld.
He cast his bread upon the waters and was encouraged by commissioned works and fine art portraiture. These positive responses continue to bolster the serious interest in his work.
Fast forward to the present.
Christon Dee from mild to wild has clearly developed a recognizable style. Self proclaimed as SOPHISTICATED GUTTER, awarded and scooped up by emerging collectors and the seasoned art crowd.
He uses a variety of traditional mediums, that stand-alone and meld creating visionary, intuitive, abstract, three-dimensional works of ART. Christon evokes memories and fiery emotions, via his antagonism and social criticism. His anchor on this stormy sea of creativity is his wife Kristina. Their daughter Isabel Rain and son Coleman Ray will always be works in progress and provide endless inspiration.
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