3175 Central Avenue
Art & Communication Bldg. Rooms 230 & 240, Memphis
Featuring the work of Desmond Lewis, the MFA thesis exhibition Heavy-Laden explores the relationship between the often-overlooked industrial contributions of African Americans in the construction of the United States over time and considers the metaphorical characteristics of the materials used. Comprised of carved concrete and steel sculptures, the exhibition occupies the gallery but also includes a large-scale outdoor piece and public work in the Orange Mound community.