A piece of art included in the exhibit.
ROCK HILL, S.C. - “By Way of the South,” a collection of works from influential peers, professors and colleagues all connected to South Carolina is the final exhibition curated by Justin Van Hoy ’04, a Winthrop University visual communication design graduate who passed away in November 2012.
The exhibition runs through Feb. 2 at the Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, Calif., and in addition to other artists, features the work of Winthrop faculty members Tom Stanley and Paul Martyka, and graduates Bill McRight ‘02, Brent Owens ‘03, Frank McCauley ‘03, John Hill ‘03, Jon Prichard ‘03, Jon Rajkovich ‘03, Jeremy Shockley ‘04, Kelly Keith ‘03, Kevin Morrissey ‘03 and Reed Elliott ‘03.
Van Hoy grew up in South Carolina but moved to Los Angeles, Calif., after graduation. He worked as a print designer, independent curator, author for AMMO Books, RVCA, R77, OBEY Giant and Gagosian Gallery. He also co-owned gallery THIS los angeles.
According to his artist statement, “’By Way of the South’ includes artists from all periods in my history as a creative youth, graphic designer and curator. I find it to be a special thing to continue these relationships for this many years. Growing and working together on new endeavors has been a rewarding experience for all of us.”