American Mortal

Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 2016

featuring the work of Becky Alley and Melissa Vandenberg

Becky Alley and Melissa Vandenberg create works of commemoration set within the context of United States politics. With the fever pitch of presidential elections just weeks away, the two artists jump into the political fray with sincerity and satire as they try to untangle ideas of nostalgia, gender and the homeland.

Special Events
Lexington Gallery Hop and Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, Sept. 16, 5-8 p.m.
Evening Hours: Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 11, 5-8 p.m.
Art Talk: Becky Alley and Melissa Vandenberg, Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Kitchen Table Talks: Pull a chair up to a table and join in small group discussions of the political topics presented in the exhibition, Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Images above left to right: Becky Alley, Burn, 2016 (detail), 112,000 matches, 11’4″ x 25” x 10″ Image courtesy of the artist; Melissa Vandenberg, Monument, 2016, US flags, wood, metal, rubber and polyester, 24” x 24” x 65”, Image courtesy of Maus Contemporary