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Solo Exhibition at Duke University by MFA Fine Arts Alum Phoenix Lindsey-Hall

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Crimes Against Nature

The Louise Jones Brown Gallery of Duke University is proud to announce, “Crimes Against Nature,” by Brooklyn-based artist and North Carolina native Phoenix Lindsey-Hall. In this solo show, Lindsey-Hall uses ceramic to transform everyday objects that were used as weapons in specific gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) hate crimes. Working primarily in bisque white clay, Lindsey-Hall twists and contorts these known forms, such as wrenches, cans and rocks. As these objects are transformed, they become a stand in for the body during such violent acts. Hammers become limbs; Bats become bodies. The disturbance of everyday objects calls into question the culture in which they exist.

This exhibition is a part of Queering Duke History, a month-long commemoration of LGBT history at Duke and the larger community. This event is co-sponsored by the LGBTQ Commemorative Committee, the DUU Visual Arts Committee, and the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

Opening Reception: October 24, 2014, 4:30-6:30pm

Artist Talk to follow from 5:15-6:30pm at the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Exhibition Dates: October 24-November 23, 2014, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Duke University
Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Bryan Center
125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708


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