45th Juried Exhibition
Lyndon House Arts Center Announces Juror for the 45th Juried Exhibition
(Athens, GA) The Lyndon House Arts Center and Lyndon House Arts Foundation are pleased to announce Larry Ossei-Mensah, the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, as the Guest Juror for the 45th Juried Exhibition.
Larry Ossei-Mensah, uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from New York City to Rome in addition to documenting cultural happenings featuring the most dynamic visual artists working today such as Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Federico Solmi, and Kehinde Wiley.
Ossei-Mensah is a contributor to the first ever Ghanaian Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennial with an essay on the work of visual artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Ossei-Mensah is also the recent recipient of the Warhol Foundation grant for $50K for his current exhibition at Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco entitled Coffee, Rhum, Sugar, Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox co-curated with Dexter Wimberly. This Fall, Ossei-Mensah will be curating his second exhibition as the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at MOCAD entitled Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context with Josh Ginsburg from the A4 Arts Foundation and Jova Lynne, Ford Curatorial Fellow at MOCAD.
Ossei-Mensah has had recent profiles in such publications like the NY Times, Artsy, and Cultured Magazine which recently named him one of seven curators to watch in 2019.
Please save the date! Entry days are Thursday, January 23 and Friday January 24, 2020 and the Juror Lecture at the Dodd School, UGA is Tuesday January 28, 5:30 pm.
The Lyndon House Arts Center will host the opening reception of the 45th Juried Exhibition on Thursday, March 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will be on view from March 5 through May 2, 2020.
This year’s show was selected by guest juror Mr. Larry Ossei-Mensah, Ossei-Mensah, a Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from New York City to Rome. He is newly appointed co-curator of the Athens Biennial.
Ms. Ossei-Mensah visited Athens and the Lyndon House for two days in January to review Athens area artist submissions. In those two days, 278 artists entered 711 works of art. Mr. Ossei-Mensah quelled through the multitude of works with sensitivity and intuition. He has given us a full and concise group show of 199 works representing 144 local artists. In addition, he selected 18 merit cash awards.
During the month of April, please join us on each Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. as a select group of artists will be providing gallery walk-throughs to discuss about their work included in the show and to share their experience, ideas and practice.
The exhibition continues through May 2, 2020. All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9 PM, and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Lyndon House Arts Center 45th Juror Lecture
Tuesday January 28th, 5:30 pm
Dodd School of Art Room S151
(Athens, GA) Larry Ossei-Mensah, the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and Guest Juror for the 45th Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House Arts Center
will be presenting a lecture entitled The Rules of Engagement: How to Navigate the Art World in 2020 and Beyond on Tuesday, January 28th. The lecture will take place at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, 270 River Road on the campus of the University of Georgia in Lecture Room S151.
The Rules of Engagement: How to Navigate the Art World in 2020 and Beyond is a presentation designed to highlight the various ways artists, curators and other art professionals can better understand and negotiate "their" art world. By developing strategies that highlight how "the game" is played and which mistakes to avoid, Ossei-Mensah seeks to share with the audience insights that he has amassed over the past decade of working in the arts in order to equip them with the tools and insights necessary to take more agency in their careers.