Toward Greater Awareness:
Darfur and American Activism

September 4 - December 7, 2012
Emily Lowe Gallery

This exhibition – featuring large-scale sculpture by American artist Mitch Lewis – focuses on the genocide that occurred in Darfur and Sudan from 2003 to 2006, as well as the American response to the crisis. The artist states, “These works address the physical and psychological scars left on mankind by a culture of violence and brutality. My figures possess an otherworldly aura and communicate a sense of solitude and alienation. Yet I have infused each figure with a strength and dignity that intimates a hope for the future.”

Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Click here to see Mitch Lewis speak about his artwork at the opening reception.

Click here to see a performance of "Voices of Darfur" - original monologues written and performed by Hofstra University students.
  • Mitch Lewis, Child Soldier

    Mitch Lewis, Child Soldier, 2010, Oil on canvas

  • Mitch Lewis, Darfur Legacy

    Mitch Lewis, Darfur Legacy Maquette #4, 2009, Terra cotta

  • Mitch Lewis, The Gatherers

    Mitch Lewis, The Gatherers, 2011 (detail), Terra cotta, wood and fabric

  • Mitch Lewis, Hommage to Kevin Carter

    Mitch Lewis, Hommage to Kevin Carter, 2010 (detail), Hi-fired stoneware, wood, leather, burplap and cheesecloth

Mitch Lewis, Gatherers, Detail
MITCH LEWIS, The Gatherers, 2011, terra cotta, Wood & fabric

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Opening Reception and Artist's Talk
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
3:00 pm
Emily Lowe Gallery

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