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“Eventually the Pendulum Swings” by Lester Merriweather May 3 – June 16
Merriweather’s collages use imagery from printed advertising material in fashion and lifestyle magazines. In re-contextualizing these images, Merriweather examines ads that promote notions of racial prominence and inferiority.
Lester Merriweather (b.1978) is a Memphis-based visual artist. He attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. He holds an MFA from Memphis College of Art & a BA from Jackson State University.
Merriweather has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. at various venues such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, TOPS Gallery, Powerhouse Memphis, Diverseworks in Houston, and the Contemporary in Atlanta. He has also exhibited abroad at the Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw, Poland.
He currently serves as the Curatorial Director of the Martha & Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art at the University of Memphis. He also serves on the board of Number, inc. and as a member of artsMemphis’ Artist Advisory Council.”