Exhibitions

Jonathan Mayers

L'Éparpillage is Jonathan “feral opossum” Mayers’ first exhibition with the gallery. Recent, small- to medium-scale, vibrant paintings depict metaphorical beasts amid meticulously rendered Louisiana landscapes. The mysterious creatures – somewhat wicked, somewhat charming – were born of the artist’s familiarity with Louisiana folklore, and serve to illustrate his opinion pertaining to the reality we live in. The haunting, curious images also address the current fragility of our ecosystem, most specifically the southern region of Louisiana. Read More

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Dawn DeDeaux

I've Seen the Future and It Was Yesterday is Dawn DeDeaux’s seventh exhibition with the gallery and features works in development for her upcoming exhibition Thumbs Up for the MotherShip, opening in May 2017 at MASSMoCA. Also included is a selection of transitional works from her MotherShip Series launched in 2013. Read More

Read More and Eli Hansen

Read More and Eli Hansen are childhood friends who have been collaborating for decades. Just out of high school, they would fill up their trucks with various items and head to an isolated spot outside of town. Alone for the weekend, they’d construct a playground of “junk,” complete with lights and stereos. A few days later they’d clean everything up, erasing any trace of their outpost. Over the years, they’ve reconnected to recreate these weekends and this exhibition is the latest installment. The wrong way home. objectifies experimentation and investigation while juxtaposing inertia with action. Read More

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Rob Wynne

The works in Rob Wynne’s second exhibition with the gallery reference the ability to grasp visual stimuli without consciously perceiving them. References to sleight of hand and magic are made tangible by the artist as he addresses issues of perception and the concept of seeing. His long-standing fascination with narrative is evident in the beautiful, transportive, and sometimes camp landscapes he creates for language. Read More

Various Artists

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to be featuring artworks by various gallery artists throughout 432 Julia and in the back gallery at 434 Julia from December 3 - December 24, 2016. The gallery will be open for the Julia Street Art Walk on Saturday, December 3 from 6-8 pm. Read More

Holton Rower

Almost Eudaimonia is Holton Rower’s third exhibition with the gallery and includes his remarkable “cut-away paintings” – highly dimensional works which blur the line between painting and sculpture. Rower has perfected a technique of layering paint onto plywood before carving it away to reveal undulating, amorphous mounds, which collectively are reminiscent of psychedelic, topographic maps. Read More

Stephanie Patton

pause is Stephanie Patton’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. The works included continue an exploration of issues relating to physical and mental health, and carry themes of healing, comfort and self-preservation. Patton often uses humor as a device to bring attention to these critical issues and to transform her personal experiences into something universal. Read More

Tim Hailand

Sister I'm a Poet marks Tim Hailand's first solo exhibition with the gallery. The small- to large-scale photographic portraits in the exhibition are a continuation of a body of work developed during a 2012 residency in Giverny where Hailand found inspiration in the Toile de Jouy wallpaper. Drawing upon this inspiration, as well as his training as a painter, Hailand began creating dreamlike compositions by printing his photographic images directly on patterned fabrics. Read More

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

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