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"Sum & Parts: Documentary Sculpture"

Keisha luce
Keisha Luce (Photo courtesy of Keisha Luce)

Six figurative sculptures by Keisha Luce, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies graduate student, will be on view this term. Luce’s piece, “Sum & Parts: Documentary Sculpture,” explores the long-term effects of Agent Orange, an herbicide used in the Vietnam War for defoliation. Luce traveled to Vietnam last winter, with the support of a Dickey Center grant, to make body cast molds of individuals who were deformed either by exposure to Agent Orange or by birth defects related to a parent’s exposure. “My father was a disabled Vietnam vet who died of an Agent Orange-related cancer,” says Luce, a native of Franconia, N.H., “His exposure was short-term and I always wondered about the herbicide’s long-term effects on the Vietnamese people.”

The project is part of Luce’s master’s thesis, advised by Professors Myrna Frommer, Brenda Garand, and Angela Rosenthal, with additional support from Professor Edward Miller.

September 23 through October 20 • Hopkins Center, Barrows Rotunda • 646-3651

Last Updated: 1/11/10