Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
The Lewis Art Gallery is located on the third floor of the Academic Complex at Millsaps College. The Gallery's "Emerging Space" exhibits new media, film and installation works by artists exploring the limits of their mediums.
John Hitchcock uses large scale prints to explore his relationship to community, land, and culture. Hitchcock creates mythological hybrid creatures by combining large mammals from the Great Plains (buffalo, wolf, boar, deer, moose) and military weaponry (tanks and helicopters) based on his childhood memories and stories of growing up in the Wichita Mountains next to the largest field artillery military base in North America - Fort Sill/Lawton, Oklahoma. He explores notions of good, evil, death, and life cycles. His depictions of beasts, animals, repeat patterns, biological diagrams, symbols from nature, and machines act as metaphors for human behavior and cycles of violence. His artwork is a response to intrusive behavior by humans towards nature and other humans.
Zak Yitro, a process impage, and his piece Beyond Time
The process of immigration to a new land is a perpetual combination of longing and discovery, frustration and fulfillment. While this is true for an immigrant to any country, Israel presents unique challenges and opportunities to those who wish to become a creative element in society. The visual development of Yitro's work reflects the inner journey and changes that he continues to undergo as he strives to create a positive impact, while communicating his experiences in a visually stimulating manner.
Zak Yitro spent his childhood in Dublin and Manchester, before moving to Israel in the summer of 2005, and now lives in Jerusalem. His decision to make Israel his home is the result of a strong sense of connection to the Jewish people and their spiritual heritage, which continues to inform his creative process to this day. Yitro combines the medias of photography and ink drawing to induce a sense of meditative contemplation.
The motif of the bottle appears in many of his works as a visual reference to the "message in a bottle" and is the impetus for the IMPACT Bottle Project, a radical social photography platform that allows members of diverse cultures to portray themselves as unique individuals.
Thanks to the support of Beth Israel for creating the opportunity for us to have this artist in Jackson to speak and exhibit at Millsaps College. The Emerging Space is located inside the Lewis Art Gallery, located on the 3rd floor of the Academic Complex at Millsaps College. Park underneath the Academic Complex just off Park Avenue from State Street.
Contact Information: www.zakyitro.com
Sponsors: Beth Israel Congregation
Workshop: Thursday, October 10, 11a.m.-Noon
Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 10, 6p.m.
Andrew Burkitt will exhibit several etchings, drawings on papers and small sculptures assembled from etchings. The content of this work is about the tenuous relationship between humans and reality and the subsequent individual dilemmas we face as we attempt to find meaning in our lives.
Hibernaculum 2013. Cut paper and nearby found material (wood, foam, tubing, and fiberglass)
Danielle Peters and Andrew Burkitt will spend 3 days gathering debris on and near the Millsaps campus and assembling that along with cut paper to form a site specific installation in The Emerging Space.
Contact Information: daniellepeters.com
Gallery Talk: November 21 at 6p.m.
Liporello Book Workshop: November 22 at 11a.m.
Location: Red Word Center for Book and Paper Arts, 140 Wesley Avenue, Jackson, MS, in the Midtown Arts District
Experimenting at the intersection of drawing and sculpture, Landfried makes large-scale works on folded paper by writing a single mark. The mark, a connecting loop, is drawn from left to right on the page, accumulating to create a visual incident of patterns, networks, and color fields that suggest maps, landscapes, weaving, sediment, and bodies of text.
In the work, the loop is also a mark connected to rhythm, sound, and visual noise. The shift in scale between the mark and the accumulation of marks disorients the recipient, creating for the viewer a disconcerting optical tension. The drawings are a record of both a physical process and formal event. The intense repetition, mediation, and monotony of the works draws into question labor versus craft, and reference machines that draw, such as seismographs, echocardiographs, printers, and computers.
The works convey compression and overlapping to evoke parallel time and experiences of displacement. Working within strict limitations, Landfriend's practice develops staccato, tempo, and variation. Through the limitations, the finite and the definite, she builds.