January 15, 2022 - March 12, 2022
Regular gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St
Athens, GA 30601
"Be Careful What You Get Good At: Collages by Tommy Kay" Lobby Case Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center
Saturday, January 15, 2022
The Lyndon House Arts Center announces a new exhibit for our Lobby Case, Be Careful What You Get Good At: Collages by Tommy Kay, opening January 15, 2022 and on view through March 12, 2022.
A Georgia native, Tommy Kay has lived in Athens for 30 years. He began memorializing obituaries in collage and watercolor as a way of trying to remember people and some of the things they accomplished in their lives. Initial work on this obituary collage project began in the mid-1990s and in 1998, after completing a few of these artist books, he exhibited the contents from one of them at The Empire Exchange House on Clayton Street in Athens. He has shown work from other books at the Manhattan Cafe (2012 and 2019 to present), The World Famous (2013 and 2014), The Hot Corner Festival (2013, 2014, 2015) and The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art in 2017.
Tommy Kay says “In the 1990s I was saving phrases and images that caught my eye. This began to include obituaries and I realized the best way to keep up with these things that I didn't want to lose or forget was to make something out of them. The idea of making a collage out of an obituary makes sense to me because the obituary itself is a kind of collage of a life-bits and pieces put together that tell part of a person's story. Books provide an opportunity to join lives, images and stories together in a lot of different ways.”
All exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public. Exhibitions are on view during regular gallery hours Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, please call 706 613 3623, or visit www.accgov.com/exhibits. Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt Street, is a facility of Leisure Services Department.