Gallery 121 (Belmont University) / 1900 Belmont Blvd. August 16, 2021 - September 24, 2021

Jerry Bedor Phillips

Jerry Bedor Phillips is a local artist working in a variety of media, from drawing and printmaking to etched plexiglass. Phillips’ work is created in self-reflections and thoughts of a landlocked Pacific islander addressing family, heritage, and self-identity. Using the simple origami technique to created paper boats and drawings with ink, this exhibition peers into historical events at the end of the second World War in the Pacific Islands that eventually led to the immigration of many pacific islander families to the American mainland – specifically Phillips’ own family.