Cautionary tales and lessons of the past, sober warnings for the future, and allegorical elements can be found in the work of all three artists exhibiting at Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) this summer.
Hyndman Gallery: Exhibiting in the Hyndman Gallery is work by Phyllis Bramson that spans two decades of her career. Bramson’s art, which reflects both an affinity for allegory and critique of human folly, includes richly ornate paintings and sculptures that integrate edginess, beauty, and humor.
Brincka/Cross Gallery: Robert Indiana, widely known for his signature piece, LOVE, 1966, explores America’s political past from the 1960s and ‘70s. Indiana creates signposts of human failings to warn us about the future. Seven original prints are on display in the Brincka/Cross Gallery.
Susan Block Gallery: Mayumi Lake creates a site-specific installation in the Susan Block Gallery that reclaims and updates the use of Housouge. Housouge is a motif made up of a fanciful fusion of flowers, leaves, and fruit. During times of disaster in ancient Japan, whether natural or human-made, individuals filled sacred sites with these bold, mythical flowers to quell fear and despair. This installation hints at the perils we have in front of us.
The Bramson/Indiana/Lake exhibits will open with a reception on July 2 from 3 to 7 PM (CST). Mask mandate in place.
Artwork shown: What Went Wrong, 2004 by Phyllis Bramson