Artist Couple Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby Reflect on Cultural Heritage in New Exhibit
January 16, 2013
The Cushing-Martin Gallery at Stonehill will have on display through Friday, February 22 the exhibit "Everyday Glory" featuring artists Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby. Through the unity of image and fabric the Texan artist-couple share paintings, drawings and mixed media works that reflect their cultural heritage. An opening reception will take place on Friday, February 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Kruse Center at Cushing-Martin Hall.
Both artists take inspiration from family relationships and family lore. Through depicting portraits, scenes and objects from their daily lives and interactions, each strives to celebrate the everyday person while also glorifying their faith in a higher power.
Their use of the quilt- its construction and its image - plays an integral role as a testament to their family's history and the African-American experience. Sedrick Huckaby employs luscious strokes of oil paint, hovering at times between abstraction and meticulous detail. Letitia Huckaby's photographic silhouettes on re-constructed cotton flour sacks are her contemporary interpretations of old master religious paintings.
Letitia Huckaby holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, a BFA in Photography from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley, and an MFA in Photography from the University of North Texas. She participated in a Gee's Bend Artist Residency and teaches at the University of North Texas in Denton and Tarrant County Community College in Fort Worth.
Sedrick Huckaby holds a BFA from Boston University, an MFA from Yale University, and is a Skowhegan Artist Residency alumnus. He teaches at The University of Texas-Arlington and has won numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship Award, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and an Elizabeth Greenshields Award.
To read an article about the Huckaby's from NEA Arts Magazine, visit here.
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