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ARTIST TALK
Deborah Luster will present her artist talk "Archive of Lamentations" at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on November 21, 2019, at 6 pm. This presentation, one which Deborah has presented and refined over several years, describes the evolution of her series One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana, Tooth for an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish, and Passion Play.

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Deborah Luster and Zachary Lazar at New Orleans Museum of Art

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PRESENTATION

As part of Arts & Letters Series hosted by the New Orleans Museum of Art in partnership with One Book One New Orleans, Zachary Lazar will present on his novel Vengeance, with Deborah Luster's photographs featured. The two will discuss their collaboration on Passion Play and Tooth for an Eye, and Deborah will present a video work. Trumpet player Mario Abney will open the evening. After some brief readings and performances, there will be a discussion moderated by essayist Garnette Cadogan.

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Deborah Luster named National Academician

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AWARD

Deborah Luster is among 27 visual artists and 6 architects inducted as National Academicians of the National Academy of Design. The award, which cannot be applied for, is "one of the highest honors in American art and architecture." The National Academy describes its process, "In a tradition dating back to 1825, current members confidentially nominate and elect a new class each year, honoring the group’s remarkable contributions to the canon and story of American art."

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Art of the City—Postmodern to Post-Katrina

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EXHIBITION

Work from Deborah Luster's Tooth for an Eye series will be included in Art in the City in the fall of 2018. The exhibition by the Historic New Orleans Collection will be shown in the Collection's new Seignouret-Brulatour Building located at 520 Royal Street. The exhibition is presented by the Helis Foundation.

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Art Museum of South Texas

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EXHIBITION

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present a solo exhibition by Deborah Luster, Passion Play, with an opening reception Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6 - 8 p.m. In addition to the exhibition of photographs, Luster will be premiering a series of 35mm "screen tests." The exhibition will be September 22 through November 25, 2018.

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Frank Stanford Literary Festival

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FESTIVAL

Deborah Luster will deliver a presentation at the Frank Stanford Literary Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her presentation will focus on One Big Self, portraits of prisoners in Louisiana, and her work with the late poet C. D. Wright.

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Mississippi Museum of Art

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NEWS

Deborah Luster's Untitled (Woman in Haunted House Dress) is among several artworks acquired by the Mississippi Museum of Art. The museum describes its acquisitions as "further[ing] its commitment to empowering…dialogue that investigates issues of local and national significance."

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Frist Museum of Art

Work by Deborah Luster included in the exhibition Phantom Bodies

EXHIBITION

Work by Deborah Luster appeared in Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, an exhibition in a series of such by the Frist Art Museum about the human body in contemporary art. The exhibition, divided into four sections, showcased Luster's work in the section, "Violence, Empathy, and Erasure."

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