American Vernacular, 2017. - CODAworx

American Vernacular, 2017.

Client: The Windgate Charitable Foundation

Location: Fort Smith, AR, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team


John Randall Nelson

Nelson Public Art

Gallery Director

Don Lee

University of Arkansas

Executive Director

Patricia Forgy

The Windgate Charitable Foundation


A solo exhibition featuring recent works by John Randall Nelson. This body of work exhibited at Windgate Gallery on the University of Arkansas campus, is layered with the artist’s own personal language consisting of patterns, symbols, and archetypes that may not make any literal sense but play on subconscious associations while suggesting a metaphor for the tension and anxiety of the times.


The goal of the project was to display an exhibition of current paintings.


Collaboration with the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, AR.