The Lyndon House Arts Center is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition of works by the US Artist Collective. In 1968 Darlyne Killian became the first African American student to graduate with an art degree from UGA. 20 years later, her legacy was embodied in the student founders of us artist collective, a predominately African American collective that served to make visible the works of artists underrepresented in University of Georgia.
This contemporary gathering of pieces by many of the original members addresses current social concerns around “otherness”, race, sexuality, gender, safety, access and agency. The current American political climate and the historic legacies of discrimination continue to have consequences to the physical and emotional health of our society. Present & Accounted For looks boldly and unflinchingly at these issues that shape, transform, challenge, and define our humanity.
J Chase Campbell, Rodrecas Davis, Jerushia Graham, Janssen Robinson, Atiba Wade, Jocelyn Warren, Frank Lee White, with contributions by Marie Cochran