Psychopomp

January 21 - March 19, 2017
(The gallery will be closed March 4-12 for LMU's Spring Break)

The exhibitionexplores the complicated and intriguing figure of the psychopomp. A character found in mythology, spiritual practices, and psychology, he/she guides us from one place or one stage of being to another, from the unconscious to the conscious, from life to death. One of the most familiar psychopomps is the Greek god and trickster Hermes, who travelled between worlds, however, forms of the psychopomp are pervasive in our daily lives as well. The exhibition will present contemporary works of art that act as psychopomps themselves physically and mentally guiding visitors from one state of being to another. The artists featured are: Mowry Baden, Daniel Dove, Jennifer Moon, Liz Nurenberg, Nick Rodriques, Marnie Weber, and Liliana Wilson.

This exhibition is co-organized by LMU's Marital and Family Therapy Program and the Laband Art Gallery.

Opening Reception
Saturday January 21, 2017, 3-5pm

Young Contemporaries 2017

April 19 - May 6, 2017

Each spring, current LMU art students are invited to enter Young Contemporaries and to have their work judged by two professionals from LA's art world. The Laband's annual juried student show features works of art in all the disciplines taught in LMU's art program including drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, graphic design, and new media. The exhibition provides an excellent professional experience for students and celebrates the amazing creativity brewing in LMU's art department.

Generous support for the exhibition is provided by The Friedman Family in memory of Andrea Kingaard Friedman '66.

Opening Reception
Wednesday April 19, 2017, 6-8pm

Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony
Thursday April 27, 2017, 5-7pm

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