May 28, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt Street
Athens, GA 30601
"Window Works Featuring AJ Aremu" at Lyndon House Arts Center
Friday, May 28, 2021
The Lyndon House Arts Center presents the new Window Works project featuring original site-designed artworks by local artist AJ Aremu. Window Works is an outdoor project located at the entrance of the Lyndon House Arts Center. Window Works is an outdoor art experience in response to the COVID pandemic, available for viewing while in daylight through the summer and fall.
Using the banks of windows as a palette, AJ Aremu represents black bodies in motion and states of repose. Their contemporary clothing blends with African patterns in Aremu’s exploration into the melding of cultures.
AJ Aremu is a second generation immigrant artist based in the United States. The artist used a variety of art techniques such as drawing, painting, and printmaking to express stories or political messages. “I aim to depict the dichotomy that exists between African-American Culture and African culture. Through this exploration, I intend to create a unity between these separate, but vital cultures. I portray young black individuals in their everyday American clothing but highlighted the lower half of their bodies with African print patterns.”
This window exhibition is on display through September 2021 and is for outdoor viewing.