Lippillo receives Mississippi Arts Commission grant

December 5th, 2014 Comments Off on Lippillo receives Mississippi Arts Commission grant

Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon, Wall (from the series Conflation), 30x40", Inkjet Print, 2013

Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon, Wall (from the series Conflation), 30×40″, Inkjet Print, 2013

(Via MAC news release)

Dominic Lippillo, assistant professor in the Department of Art, has been awarded a $500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.34 million in grants the commission awarded in 2014-2015 and will be used to purchase supplies for the artist’s collaborative photography project, “Conflation.” The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“The arts in Mississippi are now being recognized as a key component to economic development and as a driver for creative strategies for the growth of our communities,” said Dr. Tom Pearson, executive director of MAC. “Individual artists play a vital role as really the backbone of this movement, and it is an honor for this agency to be a part of their professional growth.”

In the series “Conflation,” interior images of the Lippillo and partner Mark Schoon’s homes are visually connected to create the illusion of a singular photograph and space. The literal connection of the images in the print creates a thin seam that appears and disappears. This newly forged space forms a photographically unique location where memories and past experiences merge to create new histories, narratives and non-places, while using the camera to deconstruct and explore time, space, distance and visual perception. Selections from the artists’ collaborative projects are included in the permanent collection of The Museum of Photographic Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; the Journal Exposure; and in the supplement of images accompanying Bruce Warren’s textbook Photography: The Concise Guide (2nd Edition March 2011).

The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency serving residents of the state by providing grants that support programs to enhance communities, assist artists and arts organizations, promote the arts in education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage. Established in 1968, the Mississippi Arts Commission is the funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and other private sources. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.

For information from the Mississippi Arts Commission, please contact Susan Liles, 601/359-6031 or sliles@arts.ms.gov

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