Rock Hill resident Jon Prichard (b. 1980, Chapel Hill, N.C.) is a multi-media artist working in drawing, painting, sculpture and performance art. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Dish Gallery in Charlotte, N.C., and Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, N.Y. Prichard’s work has been in group exhibitions in South Carolina, North Carolina, California and New York. He is a principal member of Sinergismo, a collaborative performance art group. Prichard has performed 20 pieces since 2003. He received a BFA in painting and printmaking and an MFA in sculpture from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, where he is an adjunct instructor.
Statement of support:
While Prichard has made work in many different media, a central aspect of his production over the last several years has been drawings. He approaches drawing from a seemingly anthropological angle. His intricately layered, ornate drawings reveal and give life to a myriad cast of hybrid characters and imagined spaces. The drawings are jam-packed with recognizable imagery, creating the overall effect of madcap mandalas. These intensely detailed works have a strangely meditative quality, a mesmerizing presence that belies their light-hearted, stream-of-consciousness appearance.
Frank McCauley, Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter