Luba Lukova // 09.14.17
Internationally recognized, New York-based Luba Lukova is regarded as one of the most original image-makers working today. Whether by using an economy of line, color and text to pinpoint essential themes of humanity or to succinctly visualize social commentary, her work is undeniably powerful and thought
Lukova creates arguably some of the most iconic and indelible imagery in the realm of contemporary poster design. In her art, less is more. More effect, more message, more expression; all while doing it with less. The graphic elements are bold with few fine details but the intent is clear. Her messages reflect the human condition, fundamental fairness, and justice. Yet while it is easy to focus solely on the messages of her provocative works, it is important to take a step back to appreciate the artistic merit in her simplicity. Her use of striking, metaphoric images gives the viewers art to not only appreciate visually but intellectually.
Lukova’s work has been exhibited around the world, including UNESCO, Paris; DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan; La MaMa Gallery, New York; the Art Institute of Boston; and most recently the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). She has received commissions from Time, Sony Music, Canon, and Harvard University, among others. Lukova’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Denver Art Museum, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; the Library of Congress and the World Bank, Washington, DC. Her many awards include the Grand Prix Savignac at the International Poster Salon in Paris, the Gold Pencil from The One Club in New York, and Honor Laureate at the International Poster Exhibition in Fort Collins, CO. She holds an honorary doctoral degree from the Art Institute of Boston. Lukova is the author of the critically acclaimed Social Justice poster portfolio containing visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of our time. The collection has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and around the globe and has gone viral on the Internet.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:30 PM Doors // 7:30 PM Keynote
Living Arts Gallery
Members Free // Students $10 // Professional $25