Luba Lukova: Designing Justice at Phebe Conley Art Gallery, Fresno, California
January 31 – March 1, 2019
Center for Creativity and the Arts
Phebe Conley Art Gallery
5225 N Backer Avenue
M/S CA 65
Fresno, California 93740
Thursday, January 31
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Artist Talk
Thursday, January 31
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Conley Gallery 101
Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Center for Creativity and the Arts Artist Invitational will feature Luba Lukova as part of this year’s Crossroads theme. The Luba Lukova: Designing Justice exhibition will open at Phebe Conley Art Gallery in Fresno, California with a reception at 5 pm on Thursday, January 31. Ms. Lukova will hold a public talk from 3:30 pm ahead of the gallery reception as well as public workshops on January 29 and 30. The exhibition will be on display through March 1.
Internationally renowned, 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-provoking.
In Lukova’s 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 is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Denver Art Museum; Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; Hong Kong Heritage Museum; Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium; the Library of Congress; and the World Bank, Washington, D.C. Her solo exhibitions include UNESCO, Paris; DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan; La MaMa Gallery, New York; the Art Institute of Boston; and the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA).
The Center for Creativity and the Arts is a collaboration across the Fresno State University’s colleges and disciplines; the Central Valley’s multicultural roots and industries; and local arts education affiliates. Each year CCA explores a theme that focuses on contemporary conversations on issues that are important to our society. Serving a diverse regional community, CCA engages the public through innovative art exhibitions, programing and community events.
Luba Lukova's exhibition, talk, and workshops are presented by The Center for Creativity and the Arts and co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Design at Fresno State University. This is a free event. All participants are welcome. If you need special accommodations please call us at (559) 278-2516.
"Stunning… Instead of statistics, instead of discussions, Lukova’s in-our-face, one-on-one work of art asks us to feel, really feel…"
–Carol Knowles, Memphis Flyer
"Creating some of the most iconic posters of the last decade, Luba Lukova is one of the most important visual artists of our generation. This is not up for debate. History will remember her work."
–John Foster, Rockpaperink
"Luba Lukova’s images have punch, and they are laced with such feeling that they often merit a second look."
–Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe