Guest Curated by La Ruchala Murphy
On view May 1 – June 24, 2021
(ATHENS) 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 A. Murphy. Murphy is the first recipient of the Guest BIPOC Curator program funded by LHAF.
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 mediums.
From 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 hashtags 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.
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The list of artists promises to make it a full show!
Felicia Jackson, Baton Rouge, LA
Jerrold Mobley, Atlanta, GA
Jewel Edwards, Columbia. SC
AJ Aremu, Lawrenceville, GA
Erica Angelica, Acworth, GA
Gason Ayisyin, New Orleans, LA
Toki Rome-Taylor, Marietta, GA
Marsha Hatcher, Jacksonville, FL
Tony Loadholt, Riverdale, GA
Damien Mathis, Fayetteville, NC
Masud Olufani, Atlanta, GA
Margo Candelario, Bishop. GA
Cecil Norris, Shelby, NC
Noraa James, Athens, GA
Courage Ogie, Athens, GA
Daniel Montoute, Macon, GA
Margaret Warfield, Oxford, GA
Devin Lovett, Augusta, GA
Broderick Flanigan, Athens, GA
Chakalah Crawford, Columbia, SC
EuGene Byrd, Marietta, GA
Traci Mims, St. Johns, FL
William Buchanan, Riverdale, GA
Derrick Phillips, Sr. Lawrenceville, GA
Sachi Rome, Riverdale, GA
Rodrecas Davis, Monroe, LA