Morgan Everhart: Flowers for my Failures

January 25, 2019 to March 31, 2019
Flowers for my Failures

Skillfully balancing on the edges of abstraction and traditional still-life, Morgan Everhart’s Flowers for my Failures is an introspective exhibition that seeks to cultivate feelings and memories of people, places, and experiences through painting. By pushing and pulling multiple vantage points and perspectives in each painting, the layers applied become intimate environments. These interacting surfaces provide the stage on which Everhart explores the passage of time, memory, and internal reflection.

Complementing Flowers for my Failures is site specific installation entitled I’ll Take my Chances. Echoing the themes and techniques found in her exhibition, Everhart will turn the LCVA’s front window into a 32’ translucent painting.


She took my eyes somehow I believe, 2018

oil on panel

48 x 48 inches

Courtesy of the artist


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The LCVA is a 20,000-square-foot exhibition center featuring two rotating galleries that have shown works of worldwide importance, including the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, and a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions for nationally known artists such as Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lesley Dill, David Macaulay, and Kojo Griffin.

The LCVA also dedicates one gallery to a permanent exhibition of stunning African art, part of the Ziegler and Brumfield Collections of African Art. In 1997 Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established this collection with twenty-six important pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield donated an additional eighty-eight works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets, and garments, covering four geographical areas, twelve countries, and twenty-seven cultures. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, is available.