Semblance: The Public/Private/Shared Self
On June 27, 2019, LSU MOA will open a new exhibition featuring figurative paintings by three contemporary artists whose work explores how we negotiate representations of self in public, private, and shared spaces. With vibrant color, collaged surfaces, and glitter, Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s visceral figures merge and fragment to represent fluid gender, sexual, and psychological states while confronting the social pressures surrounding masculinity, heteronormativity, and physical and mental fitness. Heidi Hahn’s large-scale oil paintings feature women lost in their interiority, aloof from public demands on women. The women eschew smiling and move through the distractions and mundanity of daily life while Hahn’s rich layers of dripping color signal the emotional depth of their private psychological space. Doron Langberg paints intimate relationships with family, friends, and lovers in domestic spaces. Layers of painting, wiping, and scraping create soft, ethereal atmospheres that express the felt experience of these intimate and vulnerable relationships.
Artists include: Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Doron Langberg, and Heidi Hahn
Semblance: The Public/Private/Shared Self will be on view June 27 through October 6, 2019.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, Fifth floor, 6-8:30 p.m.; Q&A with the artists, 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition Sponsors & Lenders
This exhibition is supported by the Annual Exhibitions Fund donors: The Imo N. Brown Memorial Fund in memory of Heidel Brown and Mary Ann Brown; Louisiana CAT; Charles Schwing; Alma Lee, H. N. and Cary Saurage Fund; Newton B. Thomas Family/Newtron Group; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Sanford A. Arst; and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.
LSU Museum of Art is grateful to the following lenders: Kohn Gallery; Dalal Ani and Zack Arnold; Bill Arning and Mark McCray; Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH; the Greene-Christoffel Collection; David Hoberman; The Hort Family Collection; Doron Langberg; the Langdon-Malik Collection; the Milk Collection, Portugal; Carole Server and Oliver Frankel; Robert Shiell; the Dr. Daniel Ebert Family Collection, Germany; and the Kevie Yang and David Fisher Collection.