To Die For: Decoding John Henry

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To Die For: Decoding John Henry

Written By: Sasha Jones @tartikovsky For urchinmovement.com This fall, in the thick of my research, I noticed myself feeling more and more uneasy about exactly how it seems we are supposed to feel about Henry’s story if we follow the narrative cues of many of these recurring motifs. Around the same time, I came across the work of […]

Rising artist Sheldon Scott challenges folklore with evocative performance art

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in MEDIA | No Comments
Rising artist Sheldon Scott challenges folklore with evocative performance art

Written By: Kevin Porter for axs.com The 38-year-old native of South Carolina is leading the charge for performance artistry in the nation’s capital—and doing so with an unapologetic point of view that’s as counterculture as his nickname. Remember those warm and fuzzy childhood fables that stuck with you long into adulthood? Scott, whose work is […]

Dizzying Variety: Highlights from Art Miami and CONTEXT

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in MEDIA | No Comments
Dizzying Variety: Highlights from Art Miami and CONTEXT

Source: Anneliese Cooper (@DawnDavenport) for artinfo.com Glitz also gives way to a darker side, both in tone and subject matter — for example, John Henry Hammer’s “Sweet Boy,” 2013 (above), which, though a simple portrait of a man with sugar crusting over his face, feels especially and painfully pertinent following the fatal injustices against Michael Brown and […]

WETA Arts 211

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in MEDIA, Video | No Comments
WETA Arts 211

Source: WETA A unique festival for emerging artists in the nation’s capital; “Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities” at The Phillips Collection; Quilting as an elevated art form; And meet an artist who creates to further a humanitarian mission. See me around the 4 minute mark.

(e)merge art fair at the Capitol Skyline Hotel

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in MEDIA | No Comments
(e)merge art fair at the Capitol Skyline Hotel

Written By: Michael O’Sullivan for Washington Post MAKING A POINT The racial subtext of Sheldon Scott’s art is subtle. For instance, not many people may know that Brazil nuts — of which the artist is using 200 to 300 pounds in his (e)merge installation — used to be widely known by a slang term incorporating the n-word. […]

Best Up-and-Coming Visual Artists in Washington, D.C.

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in MEDIA | No Comments
Best Up-and-Coming Visual Artists in Washington, D.C.

Written By: Kevin Porter for cbslocal.com Dubbed, “The Governor of U Street,” Sheldon Scott is “one to watch.” Scott is a performance artist, storyteller, actor, writer and monologist who got his start performing the spoken word at Busboys and Poets. Although performing in art galleries is perfectly fine, Scott feels that audiences for those venues are […]

Theatre News: Interview with Sheldon Scott

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in MEDIA | No Comments
Theatre News: Interview with Sheldon Scott

Written By: Mark Beachy for mdtheatreguide.com Sheldon Scott is currently performing in Shrimp & Griots at fallFringe. It is about a sweet boy’s story of the bitter South and the animated characters informing his coming-of-age. The one-man show is directed by Nancy Camp.  He has two more performances left.  Today, Friday at 8:45 pm and Saturday at 2:15 pm. […]

BWW Reviews: THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH and SHRIMP AND GRIOTS Premiere at FallFRINGE

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in MEDIA | No Comments
BWW Reviews: THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH and SHRIMP AND GRIOTS Premiere at FallFRINGE

Written By: Jennifer Perry for broadwayworld.com Conceiver/actor Sheldon Scott regales us with several stories about growing up in the low country of South Carolina – a young African American who was raised by a caring, single mother in a mobile home, always wanted to entertain, and was not necessarily like the other kids in his community. […]