June 29, 2022 - December 22, 2022
Gallery Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Lyndon House Arts Center is closed when there is a University of Georgia home football game
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St
Athens, GA 30601
"Window Works with Artist Cedric Smith" at Lyndon House Arts Center
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
The Lyndon House Arts Center is pleased to present the third in our Window Works project featuring original site-designed artwork by artist Cedric Smith.
Window Works is an outdoor project located at the entrance of the Lyndon House Arts Center using the banks of windows as a palette. This project is viewable during daylight everyday.
Smith's work asks the question, why is it that the Black man is not visible in so much of our country’s graphic history? Where are the positive and powerful images in our past advertisements, images that this artist would have seen when he was a small neighborhood boy growing up? Cedric Smith is a researcher and reader, whose work investigates these questions of image and visibility. For Window Works, Smith has provided his images of enlarged playing cards, Kings and Queens, lushly reconfigured to address his inquires.
Born in 1970 in Philadelphia, Cedric found art in a different location. From the start, he had talent with the pencil and paper. He drew a lot during at his first job in a barbershop. A regular customer, artist William Tolliver, invited this young man to his studio where Cedric saw the life and career of a working artist and decided to follow that path. Especially poignant as both he and Toliver are un-schooled painters. Currently Smith lives and works in Macon GA.
All exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public. Exhibitions are on view during regular gallery hours Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Lyndon House Arts Center is closed when there is a University of Georgia home football game. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, please call 706 613 3623.