MFA Alum Athena LaTocha Featured in Art in America

Athena LaTocha, “Ozark (Shelter in Place),” 2018, sumi ink, earth, lead on paper, 120 x 288 x 12 inches. (AL2018.0006) Photo by Edward C. Robison III

MFA Alumnus Athena LaTocha recently had her work “Ozark (Shelter in Place) ” featured in Art in America. For this piece, LaTocha took impressions in lead of the natural rock face in a nearby national park, land rich with Indigenous history from one-time habitation to its position on the Trail of Tears and attached these molded lead sheets to her wall-size painting of ink and earth on paper.