KEVIN GUTHRIE: A HISTORY OF TOFU IN AMERICA
Julia Martin Gallery / 444 Humphreys St. April 2, 2022 - April 30, 2022
For April 2022 we welcome the self described "Ken Burns of courtroom sketch artists", Kevin Guthrie. Guthrie is a modern folk artist, living and working in Nashville,TN. Honing his practice over the last six years, he has become a welcome addition to regional collections. His last series, June 13, 1972 was met with a glowing review in Art in America. His first solo exhibition, Bicycle Thieves in 2016 put him on the map as an emerging artist to watch after documenting each of Muhammad Ali's 61 opponents in painstaking biographical detail.
This current series delves into the truly fascinating history of tofu, which began with Kevin's interest in The Farm - a commune in rural Tennessee founded in 1971 by spiritual seekers from San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury. The project quickly expanded to include the bizarre individuals, stories and places who have encouraged vegetarianism in America. Join us as we dive into the not entirely made up history of tofu in America through Kevin's signature use of pencil, crayon, gouache, and acrylic on recycled cardboard.