RICHARD LOU: "IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN," TÚ ERES MI OTRO YO, YOU ARE MY OTHER SELF
Dixon Gallery and Gardens / 4339 Park Ave. May 6 - July 15th
Richard Lou: "IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN," Tú eres mi otro yo, You are my other self
May 6 – July 15, 2018 | Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries
With his exhibition "IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN," Tú eres mi otro yo, You are my other self, Memphis artist, educator, and activist Richard Lou transforms the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries at the Dixon into a work of art that centers around the idea that we as a human species respond best when we work together, create bridges, and seek common purpose. "IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN,” Tú Eres Mi Otro Yo, You Are My Other Self is a Mayan concept about community that gives voice to humanity's interdependence. Lou's conceptual centerpiece is to explore this idea of mutuality rather than separateness.
Image credit: Richard Lou, Installation view of Stories On My Back, 2016; Multimedia installation, corn husks, digital photos, chair, audio, and video. Image courtesy of the artist.