About the Exhibition : Letitia Huckaby: This Same Dusty Road
On View at LSU MOA: September 17, 2020–March 14, 2021
On September 17, 2020, LSU Museum of Art will open a new exhibition, Letitia Huckaby: This Same Dusty Road. This Same Dusty Road features quilted photographic works based on Huckaby’s faith, family, and cultural heritage in Louisiana. Much of the work in this exhibition grows out of memories of visiting family who lived along Louisiana Highway 19. Through heirloom fabrics, traditional hand-quilting techniques, and photography, Huckaby mines the legacy of her family—particularly the matriarchs—connecting and confronting past and present inequities. She composes her family portraits to evoke old masterworks and altar pieces. Another portrait series features nuns at the Sisters of the Holy Family Mother House, which was founded in 1842 by African American women. This Same Dusty Road will be on view through March 14, 2021.
Letitia Huckaby holds an MFA in Photography from the University of North Texas, a BFA in Photography from the University of Boston at Lesley, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma at Norman, Oklahoma. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection at Scripps College in Claremont, California, the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the City of Fort Worth at Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library and the City of Dallas at the Highland Hills Branch Library. She has exhibited at the Dallas Contemporary, Galveston Arts Center, and the McKenna Museum in New Orleans and been in residence with the Gee’s Bend Quilters and Brandywine.
IMAGE: Letitia Huckaby, Cotton Pests and Diabetes, pigment prints sewn into patchwork quilt, 46x54", Courtesy of the Artist