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Royden Watson (Cleveland , OH)

Part of SPACElab

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Perspective (from the Usnews series; side view)

Perspective (from the Usnews series; side view)  Royden Watson | 2008 | alabaster | courtesy of the artist

Perspective (from the Usnews series; top view)

Perspective (from the Usnews series; top view)  Royden Watson | 2008 | alabaster | courtesy of the artist

Middle Ground

Middle Ground  Royden Watson | oak | photo by Jerry Mann

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Usnews  Royden Watson | alabaster | photo by Jerry Mann

Browning of America

Browning of America  Royden Watson | plastic tubing, bottle, paper, and ink | photo by Jerry Mann

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Usnews  Royden Watson | photo by Jerry Mann

Browning of America

Browning of America  Royden Watson | plastic tubing, bottle, paper, and ink | photo by Jerry Mann

Northeast Ohio artist Royden Watson returns to SPACES as part of the SPACELab program. Known best for his trompe-l'?il paintings resembling plywood and painters tape, Watson departs from this academic practice in favor of exploring a more didactic approach. Utilizing the notion of the "browning of America" (a phrase popularized by American writer Richard Rodriguez), Watson embarks on an examination of separation and mixing in America.

In the current political environment ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation and economic status are hot button issues playing out in immigration, gay marriage, taxes, poverty, employment and debt. State and federal governments are pushing and pulling to determine legal rights while scrambling to balance budgets. In the m

About the Artist

Royden Watson

Born January 23, 1971Lives in Brecksville, OH; Works in Cleveland, OH Royden Watson received his BFA from The Pratt Institute and his MFA from Kent State University. His work has been exhibited at Kent State University, Kent, OH; FAVA Gallery, Oberlin, OH; Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH; Galerie... go to artist page

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