Artist Talk | Lesley Dill-Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me
05:30 PM, November 16, 2023 | Ulrich Museum of Art-Wichita State University
This exhibition represents the ongoing investigation into the voices and personas of the American past by artist Lesley Dill. For Dill, the voices grew from early America’s obsessions with divinity and deviltry, and on fears of the wilderness “out there” and inside us. The extremes of both shaped history and gave pulse and heat to the words of activists such as John Brown, Sojourner Truth, Anne Hutchinson, and Dred Scott. Dill writes: “These personas and their times stir something deep in my own family history and sense of self. I am compelled to explore this period in America’s history when limited access to diversity of written word ignited the bravery of these figures in response to their times.” Reception at 5:30 p.m. The artist will speak starting at 6 p.m. This free event takes place in the Beren Gallery and everyone is invited.
November 16, 2023