Exhibition: Lesch | Oldham Needlework

The Hite Institute of Art and Design is pleased to present “Lesch | Oldham: Needlework,” a two-person exhibition featuring Alma Lesch (1917-1999) and Elsa Oldham (b. 1983). Originally installed for a short duration in Fall 2022 to coincide with the annual meeting of the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT), (a global consortium founded by Harald Szeemann, designed to offer a novel approach to art that is both nationally oriented and locally grounded) the show is back by popular demand and has returned to the CCVA for a full 8 weeks. 

Lesch and Oldham are fiber and needle-based artists who work with material and cultural vernacular from Kentucky. But both artists also work at the intersection of representational-visual art and novel (sometimes even bewildering) technology in ways that are decidedly engaged with the most pressing visual problems of their moment. The exhibition thus begins to answer a question posed by the IKT conference: What might constitute art of “Global Appalachia.”  

The Cressman Center is Open Wed: 11-2 pm; Thursday 11-6 pm; Friday 11-5; and Saturday 11-2:30.

Wednesday, February 1 at 11:00am to 2:00pm

More dates through March 11, 2023

Cressman Center for Visual Art
100 E. Main Street , Kentucky 40202

Event Type

Arts, Exhibit

Audience

Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts, Hite Art Institute

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Website

https://louisville.edu/art/exhibition...

Contact Name

Jessica Oberdick

Contact Phone Number

5028524437

Contact Email

jessica.oberdick@louisville.edu

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