August 8, 2019
UW senior Ross Everett works on his “A Nightmare Epic” drawing that was recently accepted to RedLine Contemporary Art Center’s “Was It Worth It” juried exhibition. (Naomi Everett Photo)
Ross Everett thinks it was worth it.
The University of Wyoming senior recently had his “A Nightmare Epic” piece selected for the sixth annual juried exhibition “Was It Worth It” at the RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver.
Everett, of Monticello, Fla., will earn his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from UW this fall and is a Denver native.
“This experience means a great deal to me,” he says. “There is the simple validation of being recognized for something I have always been passionate about and have put a great deal of hard work into. This also is a continuation of a deeply felt belonging in the Rocky Mountain region, where I was born and have always felt at home. I cannot put into words the significance for me in being honored with an inclusion of my work into RedLine’s juried exhibition.”
The 10-foot drawing is in the style of a science fiction novel cover from the 1970s or ’80s that is tattered and garage sold, according to Everett. The drawing features the Hindu death goddess, Kali, and her avenging female spirits.
“It is about my personal identity as a white man with many Eastern beliefs, as well as the tendency America has to fictionalize and disregard nonwhite cultures,” he says. “In addition, Kali is a symbol of terrifying and violent feminine energy, but also of empowerment and protection of women, which seems particularly important today.”
The exhibition features works from more than 50 artists across the country and was curated and juried by Ivar Zeile. The title of the show inspired Zeile to reflect on the vast culture and history of making, showing, purchasing and…
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