Guest Artist: Luba Lukova
Wright Art Gallery February 2 - 29, 2012
Opening Reception Thursday February 2 from 5pm - 7pm
Lecture: Tuesday January 31 12:05pm - 1pm
Lecture: Wednesday February 1 6 - 7pm Baioni Center in Broom Hall
The Delta State University Wright Art Gallery is pleased to announce the week-long residency and an exhibition of internationally known graphic designer Luba Lukova during the month of February. The gallery will exhibit 24 large graphic images in “LUBA LUKOVA: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND OTHER WORKS”. An opening reception for the artist is planned for Thursday evening, February 2 from 5 – 7 PM and the work will be available for viewing through February 29th. The Wright Art Center would like to thank the DSU Dulce Fund (gift of Dr. Leila Wynn), Entergy, the DSU First Tuesday Committee, Dr. Paul Hankins, Dean of Arts & Sciences, and the Wright Art Center as our generous sponsors who made the exhibit and residency possible.
Internationally recognized, New York based Luba Lukova is regarded as one of the most distinctive image-makers working today. Whether by using an economy of line, color, and text to pinpoint essential themes of the human condition or to succinctly illustrate social commentary, her work is undeniably powerful and thought provoking. Lukova’s solo exhibitions have been held at UNESCO, Paris; DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan; La MaMa, New York; Qbox Gallery, Athens, Greece; and The Art Institute of Boston. Her many awards include Grand Prix Savignac at the International Poster Salon, Paris; ICOGRADA Excellence Award; and Gold Medal at the International Poster Biennial, Mexico City. She has received commissions from The New York Times, Time, Adobe Systems, Sony Music, Canon, Harvard University, the Cultural Ministry of France, and the War Resisters League. Her evocative theatre posters have graced numerous stage productions in the U.S. and Europe. Luba’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and Bibliotheque nationale de France. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Social Justice poster portfolio containing passionate visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of out time. In 2010 publisher Clay & Gold will release her new book Graphic Guts, featuring a comprehensive collection of her political posters. Luba holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
While here, Lukova will present some public lectures as well as one-on-one critiques with students. The campus and community is invited to the opening and Lukova’s presentations. Please contact the DSU Art Department for specific dates and times or for further information at 662-846-4720. Gallery viewing and times are Monday through Thursday, 8 AM – 8:30 PM and Friday, 8 AM – 3:30 PM.