The Lounge Gallery: Photographs by Lucas Underwood

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Opening Reception: Thursday, May 21, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

On view from May 12 to August 8, 2015

In celebration of 40 Years of Art in Downtown Athens, The Lyndon House Arts Center is introducing a new exhibition program, the Lounge Gallery. The Lounge Gallery at the Arts Center, a swanky space with windows overlooking the best view of north Athens, will feature quarterly solo exhibitions by emerging artists. Emerging artists in the beginning stages of their careers will be invited to show wall-bound works in mediums alternating from drawing to painting to photography to printmaking. The opening receptions for theses exhibitions will coincide with Third Thursday (3thurs.org) art events so there will always be a new exciting exhibit to stop in and see.

Our summer exhibition features photography by Lucas Underwood. The photos in this solo exhibit represent a tiny portion of the hundreds of images Luke has taken in his three years exploring Georgia, the place and the people. Luke graduated this spring with an MFA in Photography from the University of Georgia. Born in Iowa, growing up in San Diego and then moving to Georgia for graduate school, Luke became fascinated with the people and landscapes he encounters when he hops in his car and just drives, adventuring to little towns, backroads, farms and forests. Using his camera as an entrance point, a conversation starter, he engages with the locals, collecting images, stories, experiences and new friends as he travels. His photos, colorful images of colorful characters, examine the south through a poetically quirky, many times humorous lens.

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