Lisa Beane: Karma

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Name: Lisa Beane: Karma
Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Lisa Beane: Karma
Andrea Douglas, curator

Lisa Beane’s new exhibition Karma  is comprised of 10 paintings and one artist book; all of which were completed over the course of the this year. Vibrantly colored images that recall the innocence of childhood are paired with those that point to darker, more sinister historic moments. The result is a frenetic dialogue between image and viewer. Beane’s paintings suggests the heightened anxiety that pervades the times in which we live. In the catalogue that accompanies the show, essayist Sarah Sargeant opines that  Beane interrogates “fascism, national socialism, and terrorism.” She goes on to indicate that the artist’s paintings are partly inspired by the brutal and violent death of Farkhunda Malikzada in 2015. The Afghan woman was beaten to death, her body burned, and thereafter thrown into the river. Sargeant writes “Beane saw in the outcry here in the states, blatant hypocrisy and convenient amnesia. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that we were doing much the same thing.”

 Lisa Beane’s Karma gives us the ability to see how far we have come and how far we have yet to go.

The catalogue is $15 and available for purchase in the Alumni Room museum shop and coffee bar.

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th st nw, 2nd floor
Charlottesville va 22903

Entrance to the JSAAHC is on
Commerce St, one-block north of
West Main Street.

Date/Time Information:
Artist Talk and Reception:
Saturday, October 14, 6-8pm
Contact Information:
Call: 434.260.8720
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