School of Art starts off fall with new exhibition

Sep 9, 2009 | General News

The Louisiana Tech School of Art Galleries will open its 2009-2010 season schedule with Libby Rowe’s “Pink” installation and video work in the Main Gallery and Drék Davis’s “Idle Warship” mixed media in the Bellocq Gallery.

The exhibitions will be available for viewing from Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Wednesday, Oct. 14, with an opening reception held at 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

Rowe teaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She received a MFA from Syracuse University in New York in 1996.

Drek Davis's work“Through this work, I challenge the social constraints of ‘Womanhood,’ as defined in the 40s and 50s through the feminine mystique and June Cleaver models, and bring the discussion straight through to the present,” Rowe said. “This work provides a forum to address the questions I have about my place in society as a woman in the 21st century.”

Rowe is traveling the country giving lectures and workshops and exhibiting her work. She will be in Ruston to give an artist lecture at 4 p.m., Sept. 22, in the Visual Arts Center, Room 103. For more information, visit

Davis is an assistant professor at Grambling State University. He received a MFA in 2006 from the University of Georgia at Athens. Davis’s “Idle Warship,” an exhibition of mixed media and assemblage works, deals with the intersection of pop culture, history, politics and religion.

In his artist statement, Davis said, “I draw upon my childhood, pop culture and history to reflect things forgotten, despised and ignored. From my subconscious, personal, psychological and societal conflicts are interpreted and made manifest in a variety of media.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, Davis will give an artist lecture at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30 in the Visual Arts Center, Room 103.

The Tech art galleries are located in the Visual Arts Center between Tech Drive and Mayfield Street, next to the Natatorium and across from A.E. Phillips School. The galleries are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. For more information please call the School of Art at (318) 257-3909.

Written by Judith Roberts