Art: American Primitives at the Weston Art Gallery

Occupying both levels of the gallery, American Primitives, uses quintessential American individualists like Emerson and Thoreau as a historical backdrop

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American Primitives

Evolving from his experience of moving to an ostensibly idyllic retreat in the Hocking Hills, artist and sculpture professor at Ohio State University Todd Slaughter’s upcoming exhibition at the Weston Art Gallery explores themes of fear and paranoia of outsiders within the confines of rural America. Occupying both levels of the gallery, American Primitives, curated by Columbus College of Art and Design’s Canzani Center Gallery Director Michael Goodson, uses quintessential American individualists like Emerson and Thoreau as a historical backdrop. 


On view through Aug. 24. Free. Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org/weston-art-gallery.

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