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Alternative Photographs of Women from the Ramapough Lenape Nation
March 1 @ 3:00 pm - April 30 @ 5:00 pm| Free
Lisa Levart has been creating alternative photographic portraits of women embodying poetic myths for well over a decade. Her latest exhibition, The Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, is a creative collaboration between the artist and women from the Ramapough Lenape Nation exploring long forgotten Lenape myths.
Using these re-remembered sacred stories as a foundation, artist Lisa Levart uses a technique of collaging image layers — metal, wood, water and concrete — into the images and then individually hand painting them with an encaustic medium of Beeswax and Damar Resin. The applied wax alters the final images, blending contemporary and ancient portraiture across the expanse of time.
The exhibition opens on Thursday, March 1, in the Potter Library Gallery at Ramapo College. There will be an opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibition continues on view through April 30.
On March 7, the artist and the women portrayed will offer a panel discussion/visual talk from 6:30-8 p.m. in Friends Hall. A work-in-progress, documentary film about the project by Myles Aronowitz will be screened as well.