April 8, 2020
Flagpole Magazine, you are amazing. We are so grateful to have you in our city of Athens. Thank you for a wonderful spread on the 45th Juried Show. Thank you to Alden DiCamillo for a most thoughtful and inspiring look at the show and for your thorough research. Thank you Jessica Smith for your social distance photography and warm conversation. Thank you to our amazing juror Larry Ossei-Mensah for your vision and of course to all the artists, thank you for going the distance with us.
Flagpole, in our current situation, we could not be more honored to be your virtual cover and on your limited print run. Please save us some! Thank all the staff at the Flagpole for keeping us informed and true. We can’t do this without you. Be well and safe.
March 5, 2020
The Lyndon House Arts Center and Lyndon House Arts Foundation are pleased to announce Larry Ossei-Mensah as the Guest Juror for the 45th Juried Exhibition.
Larry Ossei-Mensah, uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from New York City to Rome in addition to documenting cultural happenings featuring the most dynamic visual artists working today such as Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Federico Solmi, and Kehinde Wiley.
Ossei-Mensah is a contributor to the first ever Ghanaian Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennial with an essay on the work of visual artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Ossei-Mensah is also the recent recipient of the Warhol Foundation grant for $50K for his current exhibition at Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco entitled Coffee, Rhum, Sugar, Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox co-curated with Dexter Wimberly. This Fall, Ossei-Mensah will be curating his second exhibition as the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at MOCAD entitled Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context with Josh Ginsburg from the A4 Arts Foundation and Jova Lynne, Ford Curatorial Fellow at MOCAD.
Also, this Fall, Ossei-Mensah will be collaborating with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in the launch of their New Rudin Family Gallery. He will be curating the inaugural exhibition featuring the work of Los Angeles-based artist Glenn Kaino.
Ossei-Mensah has had recent profiles in such publications like the NY Times, Artsy, and Cultured Magazine which recently named him one of seven curators to watch in 2019.
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NEW: Show on the Road. Curate your own exhibition in this fun gallery guide.
Collections From Our Community booklet featuring the wild and fun collections that have been on display in the Lobby Case over the last couple years. The center fold has a drawing of a shelf for you to draw in our own collection!
Next time you visit, start filling in your Art Passport - a self guided interactive gallery guide for all ages! Pick one up at the front desk.
Please visit Call for Artists to submit exhibit proposals and other artist & curator opportunities.
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Larry Ossei-Mensah, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The Lyndon House 45th juror, 2020.
On view through January 18, 2020 WILD: the Clarke County School District Student Art Exhibition. Includes over 250 works of art by student artists K - 12th grade. Full color catalog is available.