February 17, 2021

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) and Hampden-Sydney College are excited to announce Asterisks in the Grand Narrative of History, a collaborative exhibition involving eight artists, two university/college galleries, and two curators.

an art exhibit featuring a tapestry with African menCurated by Jay Simple, Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography at Longwood University and Emma Steinkraus, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College, this exhibition addresses relevant questions about how artists interrogate history and what kinds of new historical records they can create. 

The artists—Marisa Williamson, Jason Patterson, Becci Davis, Anina Major, Amir George, Zora J. Murff, Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk, and Richard-Jonathan Nelson—draw on a variety of sources, including pop culture, family photos, and government archives to illuminate the ways individual stories and historical forces are intertwined. The exhibit can be viewed at both The Gallery at Brinkley Hall at Hampden-Sydney and the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. Amir George’s video works are on view at The Gallery. 

A series of Zoom symposiums presented in conjunction with the exhibition will take place on Thursday evenings, February 18, February 25, and March 11, 2021.

We are excited to collaborate with LCVA to bring Simple and Steinkraus’ thoughtful curatorial vision to the community. Now more than ever it is vital that we share our resources to enrich our communities.

Mary Prevo, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of The Gallery

If you go:

The group exhibition is staged at both The Gallery at Brinkley Hall and the LCVA through April 4, 2021.

Zoom symposiums will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm. To register for a talk, please visit lcva.longwood.edu.

February 18, including artists Anina Major, Becci Davis, Jason Patterson, and Marisa Williamson

February 25, featuring a film screening and artist talk by Amir George

March 11, showcasing artist talks by Zora J Murff, Richard-Jonathan Nelson, and Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk

All events are free and open to the public.

For questions about the symposiums, please email lcvainfo@longwood.edu. To view Amir George’s video installation, please visit The Gallery at Brinkley Hall at Hampden-Sydney College.

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