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Artist Talk with Lesley Dill | We Are Animals of Language
Friday, January 25, 2013
54 St. Philip Street, Simons Center, Room 309
The Halsey Institute is pleased to begin 2013 with an exhibition of work by contemporary New York based artist Lesley Dill. Entitled, Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan, the exhibition “invites audiences to delve into art, literature, spirituality, feminism — even fashion”, says curator Barbara Matilsky, who worked closely with Dill to mount this traveling exhibition.
The artist talk on Friday January 25 5pm with Lesley Dill is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Dill will discuss the role of language in her work, which ranges from sculpture and photography to opera and large-scale community projects. She will screen a clip from 2008 opera Divide Light, present a multi-tiered project, Tongues on Fire: Visions & Ecstasy, in collaboration with the Emmanuel Baptist Church Spiritual Choir in Winston-Salem, NC, and will also show images from her fall 2010 installation in New Orleans, Hell Hell Hell Heaven Heaven Heaven: Sister Gertrude Morgan and Revelation and from her spring 2012 installation at George Adams Gallery in New York City, Faith and the Devil.
Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan will be on display at the Halsey Institute from January 25 – March 9, 2013.