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Remembering Lev Mills/Selections from the Permanent Collection

Aug 20, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022
12pm - 5pm

Lev Mills (1938-2021)

Of his work, Lev Mills stated “I Classify myself as a ‘Constructionist.’ I create by building ideas up, tearing them down and rebuilding again until the subject matter, design, and color have been integrated into a unified visual statement.  My intentions are not to shock but to move my audience.  It does not matter to me if it is a positive or negative reaction.  My symbolism is not to confuse, teach, preach or analyze but to stimulate the observer’s imagination to draw a conclusion.”

Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Lev Mills received a B.A. from Florida A&M University, an MA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Post-Graduate certificate from the Slade School of Fine Arts, University College, London.  In addition to his exceptional career as an artist Mills was a Professor of Art at Clark College (1973-1978) and Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (1978- 2009).  He received numerous accolades and awards for his artwork during his lifetime and his work appeared in countless group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

Image detail of Lev Mills, Something’s Coming, 1970 Serigraph

Selections from the Permanent Collection

MOCA GA continues to celebrate talented artists working in the state of Georgia both past and present.  Works currently on display in the entrance gallery of MOCA GA are by Don Cooper, Ralph Gilbert, Kojo Griffin and Rocio Rodriguez