ART Around Town: Upcoming Exhibition: Vitus Shell

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Artist Vitus Shell at Louisiana Tech's Visual Arts Center with his exhibition titled The Dedication: An Exploration of a People, will present an Artist's Talk on October 11, at 5pm in room 103This will be followed by a reception from 6-7pm in the Bethea Gallery.

Exhibition Dates for his show are:

September 18 – October 16, 2018

 Artist Statement: 

My large scale paintings are geared toward the black experience, giving agency to people from this community through powerful image deconstruction, sampling and remixing identity, civil rights and contemporary black culture,” Shell says. “In my work, I strive to bridge the gap between the older and younger generations by exploring and uncovering factors that contributed to the unfortunate relationship breakdown between the two. Moreover, my layered, mixed media painting examines parallels between present day behaviors and attitudes that date back to African roots. My artistic goal is to exude the hip-hop lifestyle with a Southern vernacular.”

For more information and to view the artist’s work: www.theshellofvitus.com