11 Dec The Annual Augusta Black History Exhibition at City Gallery
The Annual Augusta Black History Exhibition 2024 in the City Gallery
Join the Greater Augusta Arts Council, the City of Augusta, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and local artist Devin Lovett in celebrating Augusta’s Black history and honoring those who made it. On view from Jan 5 – Mar 7, 2024. A Walk-and-Talk tour and artist discussion will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Light refreshments to be served.
This exhibition displays annually The Mayoral Collection of Black History. Gallery Director Heather Dunaway decided to, last year, extend and expand upon this annual showcase and feature current arts happenings that pay tribute to Augusta’s culture and history, created by local artists and organizations. Last year saw the Golden Blocks Legends comic books. This year will feature Westobou’s 2022 Artist in Residence, Devin Lovett with select works from his solo exhibition, Immaculate.
Devin’s recent works center around identity. He portrays the black American identity in its infancy by emphasizing the skin tones and leaving the clothing negative to reflect the stripping away of the original African based identity leaving the figure with only its vibrant hue. The figures are also blinded to drive home the sense of uncertainty for this new culture’s future in the same way African slaves were constantly uncertain of their own survival in this new foreign land. (Credit: pseudstudios.com)
You can find more information on this exhibition by visiting https://augustaarts.com/galleries/