Viable Contexts: John Risseeuw—Politics & Printmaking

September 24, 2016 to November 13, 2016
Strange Fruit 300, John Risseeuw

Viable Contexts: John Risseeuw—Politics & Printmaking features the work of artist John L. Risseeuw. Risseeuw’s work—letterpress, hand papermaking (books and broadsides)—often touches on political and social themes, including political corruption, equal rights, environmental abuse, fascism, war, arms proliferation and (in his words) “sheer idiocy.” Several artist-led activities are planned during the exhibition. On view September 24, 2016 – November 13, 2016. Opening reception on September 23, 5-8 pm.

Location

North Main Street

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.