The Lyndon House Arts Center (LHAC) and the Lyndon House Arts Foundation, Inc. (LHAF) are pleased to announce the opening of #NotASterotype, an exhibition guest curated by La Ruchala Murphy. Murphy is the first recipient of the Guest BIPOC Curator program funded by LHAF. This exhibition is on display May 1 through June 24, 2021.
La Ruchala Murphy designed and managed a regional art call requesting submissions by Black artists to be considered for this exhibition. Artists from the Southern states entered their works to her curatorial concept in a variety of media.
According to La Ruchala Murphy “The works selected for this exhibition were brought together to give voice to Black artists. Each work bring awareness to the stereotypes Merriam Webster’s Dictionary describes as over simplified opinions, prejudiced attitudes, or uncritical judgements by giving the artists the space to celebrate their culture, history, and legacy.
#NotAStereotype challenges the labels and limitations perceived about race, nationality, gender, ability, and sexual orientation by allowing the viewer to see each piece individually and collectively through the eyes of the artists.
The hashtag symbol is used in the title of this exhibition to give the artists relevance in today’s social media society. Just as hashtag are phrases with no space between words; this exhibition aims to leave no space that separates black artists from having representation and access to platforms to share their artistry.
Each artist with varying experiences, beliefs, backgrounds, etc. cannot be put in a box or defined by someone else’s idea of who they should be and how their art should be seen; they are not a stereotype.
The exhibition includes works by artists for Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida expressed through paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and mixed media.
The exhibition is on display May 1 - June 24 during regular gallery hours of Tuesday & Thursday 10 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10 - 5 p.m . All exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public, however children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call 706 613 3623 or at www.accgov.com/lyndonhouse