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Exhibition Opening: "Semblance: The Public/Private/Shared Self"

  • 100 Lafayette Street, Fifth Floor Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge, LA 70801
  • LSU Museum of Art Fifth Floor
  • June 27, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Adults, 13 and older: $5Children, 12 and under: FreeMembers: FreeUniversity student with ID: FreeThe first Sunday of every month is FREE admission.
  • 225-389-7200

On June 27, 2019, LSU MOA will open a new exhibition featuring figurative paintings by three contemporary artists whose work explores how we negotiate representations of self in public, private, and shared spaces. With vibrant color, collaged surfaces, and glitter, Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s visceral figures merge and fragment to represent fluid gender, sexual, and psychological states while confronting the social pressures surrounding masculinity, heteronormativity, and physical and mental fitness. Heidi Hahn’s large-scale oil paintings feature women lost in their interiority, aloof from public demands on women. The women eschew smiling and move through the distractions and mundanity of daily life while Hahn’s rich layers of dripping color signal the emotional depth of their private psychological space. Doron Langberg paints intimate relationships with family, friends, and lovers in domestic spaces. Layers of painting, wiping, and scraping create soft, ethereal atmospheres that express the felt experience of these intimate and vulnerable relationships.

LSU Museum of Art is grateful to the following lenders: Kohn Gallery, Doron Langberg, Dalal Ani and Zack Arnold, Bill Arning and Mark McCray, Greene-Christoffel Collection, Robert Shiell, Langdon-Malik Collection, Kevie Yang and David Fisher, The Hort Family Collection, and David Hoberman.

Support provided by the Annual Exhibition Fund donors: The Imo N. Brown Memorial Fund in memory of Heidel Brown and Mary Ann Brown; Louisiana CAT; Charles Schwing; Alma Lee, H.N. and Cary Saurage Fund; Newton B. Thomas Family/Newtron Group; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Sanford A. Arst; and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.


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IMAGE: Doron Langberg, Louis, Tristan, and Sarah, 2017, oil on linen, Courtesy of Greene-Christoffel Collection