Regional Artists Showcase Their Works At ASU | Arts & Culture
Alabama State University’s Department of Visual Arts will present a group art exhibition showcasing sculptures by Fred Ajanogha, pottery by Lisa Lennox, paintings by Charlotte Riley-Webb and sculptures by her husband, Lucious Webb.
The exhibition, titled “Diversity,” begins Oct.1 and continues through Nov. 9 at the Warren/Britt Galleries located in ASU’s Tullibody Fine Arts Center.
“The show is an attempt to bring four artists together who come from different backgrounds but all have a similar message. The message is that art is a universal language that transcends all boundaries (color, cultures and artistic ideas) that gives a powerful voice to the aesthetics of the 21st century,” said Cleve Webber, associate professor and art director for the Warren/Britt Galleries.
“The artists are from diverse backgrounds … Fred Ajanogha is Nigerian, Charlotte and her husband hails from Georgia and Lisa Lennox is from Alabama.”
The exhibit represents an eclectic mix of various media, such as ceramics, traditional sculptures, painted sculptures and paintings that
depict a wide cross section of subjects.
The exhibition is free. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and weekends by appointment.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ajanogha, born in Nigeria, Africa, resides in Atlanta. His works are currently on display at several sites, including the Apex Museum, Morris Brown College, Grady High School Courtyard, Clark Atlanta University, Bessie Branham Park & Recreation Center and H.J.C. Bowden Multi-Purpose Senior Facility in Atlanta. For additional information on Ajanogha, visit his website at www.ajanoart.com.
Lennox, from Alabama, is an “artist in residence” at the Clanton House Kitchen Pottery Studio in the Old Alabama Town complex in downtown Montgomery, 310 Columbus St. Her works highlight the connection between Arabic and Celtic spiritual art to Russian medieval art and their pictorial representation of language. Historical movements of symbolism, composition and intensity define Lennox’s work. One such work is Gaia, a composition based on Russian religious iconography and the sensuous lines and bright organic palette of Art Nouveau.
Riley-Webb, an Atlanta native, has documented her essence of her culture in her three-year traveling painting exhibition, "From Stories of My America," which debuted at the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta in 2001 and exhibited in seven different museums and fine art galleries in the South. Riley-Webb's work is included in numerous, private, business and corporate collections. Over the years her venues extended across the country and beyond the states to include Surinam, South America and Anguilla, British West Indies. Contemporary realistic with an abstract flair is how she described her representational works.. For additional information on Riley-Webb, visit her website at www.charlotterileywebb.com.
Webb, who is from Atlanta, collaborated on several projects with his wife, Charlotte Riley-Webb, including a juried three dimensional work for the outdoor city art gallery exhibition for downtown Hampton, Va. The couple’s design, “Sounds of Perpetual Spring,” was awarded the Hampton Virginia’s Artist Commission Award of Excellence in 2005 and the Peoples Choice Award. The piece is a permanent fixture in Atlanta’s downtown concert district. Webb loves to work in natural materials such as clay and twigs. Webb has studied with renowned artists such as Lois Mailou Jones, David Driskell, Walter Hannula and James Wells. For additional information about Webb, visit his website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Source: ASU