Vic and Nat'ly's Nawlins

Bunny Matthews

Before and After features Bunny Matthews’ iconic, instantly recognizable cartoons spanning the last 34 years. Meticulously rendered in pen and ink and sometimes colored pencil, the cartoons are drawn in what art critic Eric Bookhardt noted as Matthews’ "traditional post-psychedelic baroque caricature style." In 1982, Bunny Matthews created the emblematic characters, Vic and Nat’ly Broussard for the Times-Picayune’s Dixie magazine. For decades, Vic and Natly’s commentaries have amused, and often provoked. Matthews has said that he holds high standards for New Orleans, where he believes most people are too accepting and forgiving. His outspoken style often prompts controversy, yet he remains unapologetic. He believes that lines are meant to be crossed and through his work, he aims to educate and enlighten his audience, forcing them to react, to think and to change. Read More

New Wave

Jenny LeBlanc and Kyle Bravo

This is collaborators, and husband and wife, Jenny LeBlanc and Kyle Bravo’s first exhibition with the gallery. Their multi-sensory installation in the gallery’s New Media Room explores the ordinariness of everyday life alongside an existential search for meaning and purpose. The brightly painted and precariously stacked cardboard boxes create a delightful, yet also threatening sense of anticipation. Humor, rebellion, strategy and deceit transform commonplace into mysterious and magical contraptions. Read More

B J Robinson (Triptych)

George Dureau

George Dureau passed away in 2014 leaving the legacy of a remarkable 40-year career. This exhibition features works from the late artist’s personal collection, many of which are being made available by the estate for the first time ever. Included among the many medium- to large-scale drawings and paintings is a charcoal study of the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Gates at North Court, as well as a charcoal on canvas study of the pediment sculptures at Harrah’s Casino. Some familiar faces unite the figural drawings and paintings with the one hundred 10 x 8 inch photographs hung in the center gallery. However, many of the featured photographs are less familiar than the more iconic images often presented in publications or past exhibitions. The works in the exhibition date from the late 1960s through 2000. Read More


Lee Deigaard

In her first solo exhibition with the gallery, artist Lee Deigaard presents collaborative nocturnal portraits of animal protagonists and the emotional and physical landscapes we mutually inhabit. Circulatory systems, ecological processes of flow, immersion, and convergence inform much of her work, which explores animal autonomy and human trespass. Read More


Vernon Fisher

Distant Voices in a Foreign Language is Vernon Fisher’s first exhibition with the gallery and features multiple bodies of work from the past decade. Patricia Mora describes the artist’s work as “rigorous, yet thoroughly fun-infused, excursions that are analogous to solving for ‘x.’” Read More

Time to Time, 2015 | Charcoal, graphite, ink on book pages | 76 x 96 inches

James Drake

Feynman Diagrams unify the many works in James Drake’s seventeenth exhibition with the gallery, Drawing, Reading and Counting. In the artist’s renown, virtuosic style, contemporary scientific examinations and mathematical expressions are overlaid with classical imagery of birds, insects and nudes. Read More


Jim Richard

"Darn That Dream" features small- to large-scale works rendered in Flashe, oil and gouache, on canvas, linen and paper. The recent works continue the artist’s remarkable series of paintings that depict high style interiors and exteriors flecked with period furniture, kitsch objects, and works of art usually with a modernist flavor. Read More

Yellow Tent, 2015 | Acrylic on canvas | 16 x 20 inches

Lisa Sanditz

Working from location, memory and sometimes imagination, Lisa Sanditz composes vibrantly colored landscapes and nature-inspired works that explore the complex coexistence of mankind and natural forces. This exhibition includes several small- to large-scale works on canvas and paper, as well as a ceramic work. Read More

Dark Double, 2016 | Acrylic on canvas | 79 x 95 inches

Amy Feldman

Amy Feldman creates seemingly simple, large-scale gray abstractions notable for their visual impact and droll sense of humor. She explores how images and signs are perceived and distilled, and then draws attention to humanness in her work through its iconic language and subtle variation. Read More

Forest, 2014 | Acrylic on canvas | 84 x 105 inches

Wayne Gonzales

Wayne Gonzales is a self-described analytic painter. His work addresses the pliancy of photography and its relationship to history and memory. He culls source images online and from his personal collection, and dissects them to understand the various physical and emotional layers within before reassembling their valued parts on canvas. Read More