RAYMOND PADRÓN: LIFE / LIKE
John C. Hutcheson Gallery / 1 University Park Dr. , Beaman Library , Nashville , TN May 16 - August 24th (Reception: August 24 1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Lipscomb University’s John C. Hutcheson Gallery, located in the Beaman Library, will showcase the artwork of Raymond Padrón in an exhibition titled Life/Like, May 16-Aug. 2.
As a sculptor and performance-based artist, Padrón uses traditional craft and its relationship to improvisation to explore how people form their identities and beliefs.
“The work in this show Life/Like comes through reflecting on the many roles I inhabit and how they both shape my identity and are defined by how I perceive myself,” said Padrón. “Each work references specific people and places in my life that have deeply impacted my interpretation of these roles and the complex navigation of living life in connection with others."
He was born in 1983 and grew up in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., He received his Bachelor of Arts in sculpture and graphic design from Messiah College and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Padrón currently creates art, exhibits nationally and teaches in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
An opening reception will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 6 p.m. in the John C. Hutcheson Gallery, in Beaman Library on University Park Drive and is free and open to the public.