By Scott Andrews
PUBLISHED: JULY 13, 2011 in the San Antonio Current
….. “Sovereignty, Viscosity, and Reprise,” a study of war and culture clash by UTSA alum Jason Stout, opened Second Friday to a strong crowd. Stout, who now teaches in his home state of Tennessee, uses conflicting styles within the same drawings to portray the confusion that might have ensued when Indians and conquistadors stared at each other for the first time “trying to decide which of them was really civilized.” Identity confusion is also visited in a number of works that contrast old (think Civil War) military aspirations for heroism with today’s volunteer (think economically motivated) army. Like SA, Stout’s turf in Tennessee houses military bases that are important employers to kids that don’t have too many options.
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