Guerrero Gallery is honored to present By Way of the South, Going Home, a group show curated by Justin Van Hoy. Featuring artists all connected by way of South Carolina, who served as influential peers, colleagues, and professors to Justin, this collection of works represents a significant source of inspiration to his life. In Justin’s words, “I have had this show concept on the shelf for quite awhile…. All of you have been invaluable resources of creativity in different ways during different times in my life. I am very excited to corral everyone into a single space.”
Through this show, we honor Justin Van Hoy and his vision, and are pleased to celebrate the people who impacted and informed him in many different ways throughout the years. Featured artists are Bill McRight, Brent Owens, Frank McCauley, JFR, John Hill, Jon Prichard, Jon Rajkovich, Jeremy Shockley, Justin Waugh, Kelly Keith, Kevin Morrissey, Kevin Taylor, Paul Martyka, Reed Elliott, Shepard Fairey, Tim Hussey, Tom Stanley and Will Hays.
In our project room we present Milk and Honey, an exhibition titled after the book that Justin Van Hoy recently authored that catalogues contemporary art in California. On display will be the artwork of some of the artists Justin chose to feature in the book.
Justin Van Hoy lived and breathed art. He attended Winthrop University, receiving a BFA in Visual Communication Design (graphic design) with a secondary interest in Fine Art (screen printing). In Los Angeles, as a print designer, independent curator, and author for Ammo Books, he worked with innovative entities such as RVCA, R77, OBEY Giant and Gagosian Gallery. He also co-founded gallery THIS Los Angeles.
Justin’s achievements, passion, and commitment invigorated everyone around him. An inspiration and leader to many, his passing has been a major loss to the art community. His persona has left a lasting impression on not only those who knew him, but also on those witnessing his legacy. Although he has left us too soon at the age of 32, he has truly fulfilled a lifetime of achievements. We honor Justin Van Hoy through these two exhibitions, and strive to foster the continuance and growth of associated relationships, which he believed to be a special and important facet to his work.