Talks / Workshops

Making Do With What’s On Hand: Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins

The Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
24 Jun 2018

Leroy Almon, The Old Gambler (Detail), 1993. Painted bas-relief wood carving– signed, 15x36x.75”. Courtesy the Good Luck Gallery

Join The Good Luck Gallery for Making Do With What’s On Hand, a talk by well-known art curator and writer Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, PhD. – “I blur the lines between academically and self-trained artists. I look at why and how they use materials.”

Dr. LeFalle-Collins will discuss the trajectory of creating objects for display and function within communities of self-taught African Americans, from the slavery era to the present. “Called many things from folk art, self-taught, visionary, to outsider art,” says LeFalle-Collins “whatever the category ascribed to these works, they have in common a shared cultural identity, traditional art practice, and a lineage that undergirds artworks by many contemporary black artists.” The Good Luck Gallery’s exhibition of historical woodcarvings by Elijah Pierce and Leroy Almon (on view June 9 – July 15) will be contextualized in the broader framework of African and African American art. Questions and conversations welcome!

Dr. LeFalle-Collins has taught at Tuskegee University, Mills College, Oakland, and the San Francisco Art Institute. She was the first Visual Arts Curator at the California African American Museum Los Angeles and has created exhibitions for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the American Federation for the Arts, New York, and the Museum of the African Diaspora, among many others.


24 June ,  2pm

The Good Luck Gallery

945 Chung King Road, Chinatown
Los Angeles


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