Virtual Gallery Talk: Roberto Lugo

Date: 09-21-2021

Time: 05:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Join us for a talk by artist Roberto Lugo, whose exhibition will be on view in Bellarmine Hall Galleries September 18 - December 18, 2021!

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About the exhibition: Self-described "ghetto potter" Roberto Lugo uses porcelain, a medium traditionally reserved for the wealthy, to explore inequality and racial and social justice. His work often takes familiar shapes drawn from European and Asian ceramic traditions, including ginger jars, amphorae, and teapots, but their hand-painted surfaces take inspiration from street art and feature contemporary iconography, including celebrations of Black and Latino figures. A number of the pieces in this exhibition, which features all-new work, also incorporate gun parts from decommissioned handguns obtained in a Connecticut gun buyback sponsored by #UNLOAD Foundation.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the #UNLOAD Foundation. The Mary and Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community is a community partner for the museum’s programming this fall. Learn more about the exhibition here.

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