“Hallowed Clown”, Arizona Biennial, 2020.

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Client: Tucson Museum of Art

Location: Tucson, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $13,998

Project Team

Artist

John Randall Nelson

Whonelson Studio

Juror

Joe Baker

Director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Ledyard, Connecticut.

Director

Julie Sasse

Tucson Museum of Art

Overview

Arizona Biennial is the oldest running state-wide juried exhibition featuring exclusively Arizona artists. The work juried into the exhibition was selected by guest juror Joe Baker, Director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Ledyard, Connecticut.

Goals

The goal here was to exhibit in the 2020 Arizona Biennial at the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ.

Process

“’What becomes prominent and what becomes buried is intuitive,’ explains the artist. ‘I let the paintings talk, juxtaposing patterns, words and symbols to create a mishmash of meaning.'”