Exhibition Dates: October 2 – October 30, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 2 from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: Arthur Roger@432, 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999; arthurrogergallery.com
The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present ONE DROP, a video sculpture by Dawn DeDeaux. The inaugural exhibition in the gallery’s new space showcases the state of the art equipment used to display video pieces in the best quality possible. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger@432, located at 432 Julia Street, from October 2 – October 30, 2010. The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, October 2 from 6-8 pm.
Dawn DeDeaux’s remarkable video, titled ONE DROP is an unedited thirty-minute microscopic view of a small glass of water. It depicts a drop of water that reveals a world minutely small and endlessly vast. It offers a reflection upon the duality of nature, the mystery of infinity and the fragility of existence. With no use of distortion or special effects, an ounce of water transcends its scale and takes off on planetary flight. The soundtrack accompanying the video combines cosmic recordings of deep space, the depths of the ocean, the Amazon Rain Forest, a New Orleans backyard and soldier crickets on the front line—the coastal marsh.
ONE DROP is a companion study to DeDeaux’s current overall project that focuses on the quality of water. She has created a multi-phased environmental sculpture project titled, Project Mutants, in conjunction with the Tulane/Xavier Bio-environmental Research Center that will launch her floating illuminated sculptures into Mississippi River and into the marshes and Gulf. These sculptures will serve as water sensors providing water quality data.
Arthur Roger invited Dawn DeDeaux to be the first artist to exhibit in the new video space because of her long history with the medium. She was the first artist in Louisiana to heavily utilize electronic technology. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Baltimore Museum of Contemporary Art, The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Peace Museum, Chicago and Delfina Trust in London, England.