Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mixed-media artist Drek Davis brings Idle Warship to Meadows Museum,Centenary College, Sat, Feb 23

In a collection called Idle Warship, Rodrecas "Drek" Davis’ places Christian and Yoruba language and images against those of Pop/Hip Hop culture and Western Art History, says Diane DuFilho.

Davis allows that, “Idle Warship considers the topics of politics, religion, violence, race, representation, and the places where these things intersect. It is the fluidity of history and the pervasiveness of appropriation (aka sampling) that binds much of this work. And it is the possibility that the ubiquitous hand fan (church or otherwise) will be used as an instrument of education, while aiding in meditation and supplication, which has most intrigued me.”

Expect saucy, challenging images from this U of Georgia grad who is a faculty member at Grambling State U.

Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum Preview: Sat, Feb 23, 5:30–7:30 pm
(5:30 – 6:15 Gallery Talk, 6:15 – 7:30 pm Reception)

Noon to 4 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Noon to 5 PM on Thursday.
1:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Monday. Free admission.

Please see snaps from the well-attended Drek Davis gallery talk. Also, check this excellent audio recording of Drek's gallery talk.

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