August 25, 2018 - October 13, 2018
Regular Gallery Hours: All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St
Athens, GA 30601
The Lyndon House Arts Center will to host the guest curated exhibition entitled Picturing the Black Fantastic. Guest curator Drék Davis, Professor of Art at Grambling State University in Louisiana, and University of Georiga art school graduate, selected works by 10 artists for this exhibition.
"Picturing the Black Fantastic" Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center
Saturday, August 25, 2018
“It has been incumbent upon Americans of African descent to see themselves for themselves in order to counteract the stereotypical imagery rooted in the furtherance of bigoted agendas. From Henry Ossawa Tanner’s brush, to Gordon Parks’ lens, Sun Ra’s Arkestra, and Elizabeth Catlett’s forms, artists have fashioned a new Blackness that was both rooted in the reality of representational imagery and apart at the same time. Both magical and fantastic, ancestral and futuristic.” according to Drék Davis
On view will be drawings, paintings, sculpture, and installations by Alfred Conteh, Melody Croft, Shanequa Gay, Donté Hayes, Jeremy Hughes, Lester Merriweather, Jessica Scott-Felder, Vitus Shell, Dante Yarbrough and Wilma.
The exhibition is on view from August 25 through October 13. All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For more information, please call 706-613-3623
Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt St in Athens GA, is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department and is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.