February 7-January 11, 2015


Rooted Communities features twenty-two sculptures, works on paper, and mixed-media installations by Jamaican-born artist Nari Ward. The exhibition will be on view from February 7 through January 11. Based in New York, Ward explores controversial issues surrounding citizenship, cultural consumption, discrimination, race, and poverty. His powerful yet delicate works reveal his profound respect for the process of making art, which can transform the mundane and unattractive into something of great beauty. Ward is the recipient of the Nadine Carter Russell Endowed Chair, a rotating residency in the LSU College of Art + Design.


Proximate cause Concurrent causes, 2009
stencil ink and basketball trading cards on paper
24.5 x 32 inches (paper)
62.2 x 81.3 cm
28 x 35.5 x 1.5 inches (framed)
71.1 x 90.2 x 3.8 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong