Feb. 16, 5–7 p.m., with gallery talk by Henry at 6 p.m. and music by Nathaniel
Banks and Friends
"Home: Works by Alicia Henry" will run
in the gallery through March 28. An artist's reception will be held Thursday,
Feb. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a gallery talk by Henry at 6 p.m. and music by
Nathaniel Banks and Friends. The same day, Henry will provide an additional
lecture at 1:15 p.m. in Parkland’s Harold and Jean Miner Theatre.
The exhibition, lectures, and reception are free
and open to the public, and the community is encouraged to attend.
Gallery Director Lisa Costello said Henry’s exhibit is a long-awaited event.
"We are delighted to have this Guggenheim Award-winning artist return home
from Nashville to exhibit her work and share her experiences with our students
and community," Costello remarked. "Hosting it this year, in
celebration with Parkland College’s 50th anniversary, makes it an ideal
This exhibition includes work that explores issues of loss. Henry is interested
in how cultural, gender, racial, and social differences affect both individual
and group responses to loss. Using abstracted human figures, both in isolation
or in interaction with others, Henry goes beyond mere representation of the
figure and presents a psychological interpretation of her ideas.
Henry is an associate professor and the discipline coordinator in the
Department of Arts and Language at Fisk. She received her BFA at the School of
the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA at Yale University School of Art. In
addition to attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, she has
received numerous awards, grants, and residencies, including a Ford Foundation
Fellowship; a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant; Art in General, MacDowell Art
Colony, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown residencies; and most
recently, the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Henry's works have been
exhibited nationally and internationally and are held in private and public