Nick DeFord’s work explores the visual culture of cartography, occult imagery, geographical souvenirs, and other structures of information that is altered to examine the relationship of identity, space and place. The disruption of these visual systems reveals a thin boundary between the known and unknown.
A graduate of Arizona State University with a Master of Fine Arts in studio art, DeFord is currently program director for Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He has previously taught at the University of Tennessee and has taught embroidery workshops at Arrowmont, Penland School of Crafts and Bloomsburg University. Some of DeFord’s previous exhibitions took place at the University of Mississippi, the Knoxville Museum of Art, Vanderbilt University, Lindenwood University and the William King Museum in Virginia.
Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery presents Nick DeFord: Old Haunts, a solo exhibition, which is on display now. A Closing Reception reception with the artist takes place on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website here.