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By Way of the South, Collected works from influential peers, professors and colleagues all connected to South Carolina


By Way of south

The show  was planned and curated by Justin Van Hoy (BFA alum in Visual Communication Design) just prior to his untimely passing on Nov. 14, 2012.  They include a number of our Alumni below.

Bill McRight – BFA Printmaking

Brent Owens – BFA Sculpture

Frank McCauley – BFA Painting

John Hill – BFA General Studio

Jon Prichard – MFA Sculpture

Jon Rajkovich – MFA Sculpture

Jeremy Shockley – BFA Painting

Kelly Keith – BFA Painting

Kevin Morrissey – BA Art Ed

Paul Martya – FA Faculty

Reed Elliott – BFA General Studio

Tom Stanley – FA Faculty


By Way of the South
Curated By Justin Van Hoy

January 12, 2013 — February 02, 2013

Artist Information

By Way of the South
Collected works from influential peers, professors and colleagues all connected to South Carolina
Guerrerro Gallery San Francisco California
January 12, 2013

Growing up in South Carolina and showing a strong interest in visual art was not the most common path. Fortunately, I had a very supportive home- and a public school system that actually invested in the arts. So, naturally art school made the most sense upon high school graduation. I attended Winthrop University for a BFA in Visual Communication Design (graphic design) with a secondary interest in fine art (screen printing). Upon graduation I promptly left the South given the small amount of creative work to be had.

In 2004 I moved to Los Angeles and have worked as a print designer, independent curator, author for AMMO Books, RVCA, R77, OBEY Giant and Gagosian Gallery. I am also co-owner of the gallery THIS los angeles, in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

By Way of the South includes artists from all periods in my history as a creative youth, graphic designer, and curator. I find it to be a special thing to continue these relationships for this many years. Growing and working together on new endeavors has been a rewarding experience for all of us.

–          Justin Van Hoy


Guerrero Gallery

2700 19TH Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 | 415.400.5168


Sad News for Winthrop…Justin Van Hoy


Sad news for Winthrop…

Justin Van Hoy – the “Dutch Giant” – one of our most accomplished alumni of the VCOM-GD program, died.

Justin graduated from Winthrop in 2004, and soon moved west to Los Angeles.  He had an early association with Designer/Artist Shepard Fairey.  Justin opened his gallery in the Los Angeles area:  http://thislosangeles.com/ (currently featuring a show, Parentheses, with the works of Paul Martyka and Reed Elliott) and announced the publication of his book, Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California.

Quote from Chad Dresbach,  Chair, Department of DesignJustin Van Hoy at Winthrop University:

“I’m more than a bit shocked by this. Dutch was an excellent designer, a powerful thinker, and a good, reliable friend; he cared deeply about what he was doing, was generous to others, and he was always a strong supporter of the program. He had beat back cancer, twice, and went through a terrific amount of pain for someone so young.

Whether you knew Dutch or not, take a moment to realize ‘one of our own has fallen.’ The world is a much poorer place for the loss of Justin.”

Check out Justin’s art and design at http://work.thedutchpress.com <http://work.thedutchpress.com/