Since 2005, artist Lyle Ashton Harris has divided his time between New York City and the African city of Accra in Ghana, where he spends six months out of every year. His work on view at Kennesaw State University’s Fine Arts Gallery, curated by Kirstie Tepper, blends personal fixations and a vision of Africa that is both revealing, titillating and, occasionally, frightening.
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“Lyle Ashton Harris: Accra My Love”
Through April 24. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Free. Fine Arts Gallery, Joe Mack Wilson Building, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw State University. 770-499—3223.
Bottom line: Often difficult to engage with, this solo show by a significant New York artist paints a fleeting, intriguing vision of the African country of Ghana and its influence on his work.