Artist reception: Friday, May 3rd, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition: May 3rd – July 13th, 2019
DOG & HORSE FINE ART
102 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Dog and Horse Fine Art is pleased to present “Spreading Lowcountry Love” with Joseph, P-NUT, Johnson. In this exhibition, he bridges poetry and painting, local flavor and outsider influence, and upper class and working class through charming colloquial sayings and symbols. Spread the love and the word!
P-Nut, born and raised in Charleston, S.C., has seen the city through devastating lows and unbelievable highs. At every turn, he has known there to be one thing we need – Lowcountry Love. The exhibition will include his paintings on cardboard and canvas which document Charleston’s history. The paintings often have framed poems that accompany the work. A collage of P-Nut’s popular “napkin poetry” will be on view. The artist will also be available at the reception to write personalized poetry.
At age 16, he began writing poems on birthday cards and napkins at popular Ansonborough watering holes like Cumberland’s Bar and Horse & Court. He captured people instantly with his humor and insight and soon enough, had visitors stopping by the bars just to get a poem from the ‘Lowcountry Poet.’ After a memorable few years in New York, rubbing shoulders with famous comedians and performing some of his own stand-up comedy, P-Nut returned to Charleston to take care of his mother.
Back in his hometown, strolling around the waterfront, P-Nut created enough poetry to have two publications under his belt, his first in the Library of Congress. At that time, he launched a new career in the visual arts. His folk-poetry seamlessly translates into narrative paintings full of spontaneity and life.
In 2018, he had a one-man show and poetry reading at the Charleston Public Library, A P-Nut Party. He has been featured in Garden & Gun, Afar Magazine, Post & Courier, Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, and The Island Packet. In the 2019 movie Shovels & Rope, he plays the role of the professor. His clients hail from Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California and South America.
Call 843-577-5500 for a private visit at P-Nut’s studio.
This Old House
“Fresh Watermelon,” Acrylic, 6 x 15″, $400
“Porgy,” Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24″ , $4,000
“Uncle Dan Drunk Again,” Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 24″, $1,800
“The Getaway,” Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 36″, $4,000
“The View,” Acrylic and marker on cardboard, 8 x 10″, $300
“Shit I Lost My Bone,” Print, 14 x 15 1/2″, $100 framed
“The Ellen Bright Hall,” print, 14″ x 11″, $40
print, 14″ x 12″, $40
print, 12″ x 14″, $40
“Come Together,” Print, 12″ x 14″, $10
“Brew Night,” Print, 12″ x 14″, $10
“Crying Out,” Print, 12″ x 14″, $10
“Buzz Beer,” Acrylic on cardboard, 6.5 x 4.5″
“Got Ya Now,” Acrylic on cardboard, 15.5 x 9″, SOLD