Opening Reception for "IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN," Tú eres mi otro yo, You are my other self'' (On view May 6-July 15, 2018)
With his exhibition “IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN” Tú eres mi otro yo, You are my other self,' Memphis artist, educator, and activist Richard Lou transforms the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries into a work of art that centers on the idea that we as a human species respond best when we work together, create bridges, and seek common purpose. “IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN,” Tú Eres Mi Otro Yo, You Are My Other Self' is a Mayan concept about community that gives voice to humanity's interdependence. From time to time, we all must be reminded of one of our larger goals: to make community. This exhibition explores that responsibility as well as ways that we may accomplish this important goal together.