Richard Lou: "IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN," Tú eres mi otro yo, You are my other self

May 6 – July 15, 2018

Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries

With his exhibition "IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN," Tú eres mi otro yo, You are my other self, Memphis artist, educator, and activist Richard Lou transforms the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries into a work of art that centers around the idea that we as a human species respond best when we work together, create bridges, and seek common purpose. "IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN,” Tú Eres Mi Otro Yo, You Are My Other Self is a Mayan concept about community that gives voice to humanity's interdependence. Lou's conceptual centerpiece is to explore this idea of mutuality rather than separateness. 

Richard Lou, Nancy Trenthem (Executive Associate) and Penn Owen (Chair, Board of Trustees), 2018. Digital print. Courtesy of the artist.


Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques Louis David to Lucian Freud

April 22 – June 24, 2018

Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, in association with Denenberg Fine Arts, West Hollywood, California.

This exhibition features works from two and a half centuries and includes over one hundred and fifty portraits resulting from the collaboration between the individual who contemplates (the artist), and the subject who exhibits character (the sitter). The featured works display a wide variety of expression ranging from beauty and dignity to wit and satire, profound sadness, and even the macabre. Contemplating Character attempts to broadly answer the question—what exactly constitutes a portrait? 

Clotilde Martin-Pregnard, (French, 1885–1945), Self-Portrait (detail), 1910. Black crayon. Private collection.

 

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