Roberto Lugo

Roberto Lugo

Roberto Lugo
JARRING

May 26 - August 27, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, June 2 from 5 to 9 pm during Art Loop

Roberto Lugo, American ceramicist, poet, and social activist, synthesizes personal, cultural, and political experience into the classical contours of his ceramic vessels. Celebrating adversity and resourcefulness, his narratives take form in sculpture, poetry, mural, rap music, and social activism.   This collaborative exhibition includes pieces by artists Charlie Cunningham, Liza Masalimova, Theodore A. Harris, and Mat Tomezsko.

“Jarring” is used as a metonym to suggest a double meaning of a jar as both a container and the subject that is held within.  Because an urn contains remnants in the form of ashes, it becomes a symbol of the person who is remembered, creating an easily digestible memorial.  This exhibit paradoxically confronts the viewer directly with the subject. The resulting discomfort can be “jarring.”

E. Avery Draper Showcase Gallery