Currently on Display
Selections from the Drifters Project Archive
September 15 - October 6, 2016
Reception: September 22, 5:00pm
Artist talk: September 22, 7:00pm, Cashen Hall
“Turning to Face Monstrous Plastic: Art, Activism and Social Change”
Longobardi’s artwork includes painting, photography and installations that address
the psychological relationship of humans to the natural world. Presently she drifts
with the ongoing Drifters Project, following the world ocean currents where she collects,
documents and transforms oceanic plastic into installations and photography. The work
provides a visual statement about the engine of global consumption and the vast amounts
of plastic objects and their impact on the world’s most remote places and its creatures.
This exhibition and talk are the opening events for the 31st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Department of Art, and the School of the Arts.
Longobardi has shown her artwork across the US and in Greece, Monaco, Germany, Finland, Slovakia, China, Japan, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Costa Rica and Poland. She won the prestigious Hudgens Prize (2013), one of the largest single prizes given to an artist in North America, had work commissioned for the cover of SIERRA magazine, and was a guest on the Weather Channel, and has an ongoing collaboration supported by the Ionion Center for Art and Culture in Metaxata, Kefalonia, Greece. In 2014, Longobardi was awarded the title of Distinguished
University Professor, and has been named Oceanic Society’s Artist-In-Nature. She currently lives and works in Atlanta and is Professor of Art at Georgia State University.
Information on the University of West Georgia’s 31st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
in the Humanities; Nature, Culture, Commerce taking place September 22-24 can be found
Reception parking: available in Humanities Quad lot after 5:30pm.
Daily parking: stop by the Visitor Center in Bonner House on Front Campus Dr. for a parking pass. Gallery parking available in the Visitor lot between Humanities & TLC.