The River and the City

Simon Gunning

Simon Gunning’s appreciation for the local scenery – from streets to swamps – has never waned, as is evident in his renowned paintings of the Southern Louisiana landscape. This exhibition, the artist’s fourth with the gallery, includes recent works on canvas and paper. Read More

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Operas and Prisons

David Leventi

In his second exhibition with the gallery, photographer David Leventi presents his images of the interiors of world-famous opera houses juxtaposed with images of the interiors of the last remaining domed prisons. Together, they are a study in contrasts – the lavish social theaters versus stark dwellings of incarceration and deprivation. Astonishingly, the architectural similarities between the two venues momentarily obscure fundamental differences in their operations. One such difference is that of observation – the audience of many observing a few versus the few observing the many. The large-scale, painting-like prints allow the viewer the experience and emotion of being surrounded by the various spaces. The artist employs large-format Arca-Swiss cameras to ensure that his compositions are architecturally symmetrical and emphasize Euclidean geometry. Read More

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Lin Emery

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of sculpture by Lin Emery. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from October 3 – November 28, 2015. The gallery will host an opening reception, with the artist in attendance, Saturday, October 3 from 6-9 pm in conjunction with Art for Arts’ Sake. Read More

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Say Hello to the Dapper Say Goodbye to Davenport, Jr., 2015, Pen and marker on paper, 42 x 61 1/4 inches
The Dapper Bruce Lafitte Introduces: Draw Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

Bruce Davenport, Jr.

The four large-scale works in this exhibition are tributes to renowned heavyweight boxer champion Muhammad Ali. Each vivid color marker drawing, rendered in the artist’s celebrated style, is a variation of a common composition – an aerial view of a boxing match. Bordering this narrative are snapshots of Ali in action, along with memorable quotes such as, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Customary in Davenport, Jr.’s works are the scrawlings of his personal thoughts and observations – scattered throughout in pockets of quiet spaces. Read More

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Police Mourn a Fallen Comrade, 2015,
Charcoal and acrylic on paper, 34 x 53 inches
Seen and Unseen: Coupling

Willie Birch

Willie Birch has always been a storyteller, sharing with us his observations of everyday objects and imagery that have had a direct impact on him, and subtly extracting the patterns and symbology inherent within. Recently, the artist has begun to specifically examine the interconnections between the examined elements and how, when coupled together, the initial meanings expand and create yet another layer – a language both seen and unseen. Read More

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Untitled_London England_1966_3

Gordon Parks

Muhammad Ali was one of the most photographed figures of the 20th century. Well known are the images of the braggart, the charmer, the ferocious fighter, however this exhibition of nine medium-scale photographs by Gordon Parks captures a softer side of the boxer – relaxed and introspective – further revealing Parks’ ability to connect with the people he photographed and the implicit trust between subject and photographer. Read More

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America, 2000, Charcoal on wood, flags, 
89 x 53 1/2 x 20 inches
First Impressions

Whitfield Lovell

“Whitfield Lovell: First Impressions” features the artist’s celebrated, bold assemblages of charcoal drawings on vintage wood paired with multivalent objects collectively illuminating the African American experience. Also exhibited, for the first time, are the artist’s lithograph prints – exquisitely detailed visages on wood veneer, vellum and vintage wallpaper flecked with floral and decorative patterns. Read More

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Coastal Paintings

David Bates

Coastal Paintings is David Bates’ eighth exhibition with the gallery and consists of small- to large-scale oil paintings on canvas and panel. Employing his distinctive bold style, Bates continues to document the people and landscapes of the Gulf Coast. Read More

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Sputnik Sweetheart of New Orleans and the End of the World, 2007. 
Oil on panels, 85 x 124 ¼ inches.

Amer Kobaslija

This exhibition features small- to large-scale painted representations of artist studios on Plexiglas and wooden panels. Among them are the artist’s own studio, those of friends, as well as those of famous artists Balthus and Jackson Pollock. Read More

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Umbrella Tree, 2014
Polished and brushed aluminum,
117 x 127 (orbit) inches

Lin Emery

This exhibition of new kinetic sculptures by Lin Emery features large-scale and pedestal works, as well as two suspended works. The elements in the sculptures continue to be derived from nature and adopt natural elements such as wind to set them in motion. The two suspended works – one ceiling- and the other wall-mounted – are motorized. This is the artist’s tenth exhibition with the gallery. Read More

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