Exhibitions

Ralph Bourque

Ralph Bourque’s meticulous landscape chronicles represent the passing of a day – loosely referencing dawn, noon, dusk and midnight, which the artist likens to the cycle of artistic creation. The medium of black ink on white paper allows Bourque to explore the interplay of darkness and light, and he often adjusts the value of the foreground, middle ground, and background of his works resulting in the interchangeability of positive and negative spaces, and thus, unexpected visual outcomes. Read More

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Brian Guidry

Reoccurring themes of technology and the manipulation of nature can be found in Brian Guidry’s paintings, which range visually from compressed lines of color to abstract eruptions. The artist synthesizes color, sound and texture to create “digitized” or “dissolved landscapes,” using a specific color palette sampled from a variety of natural sources. The injection of these "natural" colors into geometric planes and constructions creates shapes and voids suggestive of portals or slips in time, leading the viewer over the precipice of the normal, into the magical realism of the uncanny, peculiar and quantum. Read More

Troy Dugas

Balancing Act refers to an attempt to balance representation and abstraction. The evolved works include new geometric compositions as well as dynamic still lifes. Cut pieces of recycled papers glued down in layers create vibrating patterns that come together to reveal a unified image or design. Incorporating painting and drawing media in conjunction with the collage material loosens the visual impact of the work allowing moments of vulnerability, exploration, reflection, and refinement. Read More

John Scott

John T. Scott: His Legacy features work spanning the artist’s career, with many from his most prolific period between 1992 and 2004. This is the artist’s seventh solo exhibition with the gallery, in anticipation and celebration of his inclusion in Prospect.4 (opening November 18, 2017). Read More

Dapper Bruce Lafitte

Although the subject matter has varied over the years – from marching bands to prizefighter Muhammed Ali in the ring – Dapper Bruce Lafitte’s style remains instantly recognizable. The colorful drawings in R.I.P. Bruce A. Davenport, Jr. | Artwork by Dapper Bruce Lafitte focus mainly on the city of New Orleans, and contain references to local people, schools, businesses, parks and institutions. As always, there are mentions and remembrances, callouts and criticisms scattered throughout. Read More

Christopher Saucedo

In the realm of confections, Neapolitan signifies three side-by-side flavors of ice cream in the same container. This exhibition, Christopher Saucedo’s first with the gallery, is also a rich tripartite of distinct bodies of work: Comic Book Diplomacy, Go Cups and Water Bottle Buoys. The artwork, made concurrently, is unified by the artist’s preoccupation with water or fire as the imagery and technical processes reveal. Handmade paper, chain-stitched embroidery, delicately balanced mobiles and carved polystyrene are all in play as they activate the popular imagery of comic books and drinking containers with global maps both real and imagined. Read More

Edward Burtynsky

Intentional Landscapes is world-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s second exhibition with the gallery. Burtynsky has spent his career traveling the world documenting waterfronts, farmlands, irrigation plots, rivers and various water maintenance systems – focusing mainly on landscapes where industry has transformed nature. The resulting images are meant as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence. Burtynsky states, “Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into an uneasy contradiction.” Read More

Luis Cruz Azaceta

ON THE BRINK is Luis Cruz Azaceta’s ninth exhibition with the gallery. The recent works on canvas, which range from kaleidoscopic to austere, present an enigmatic state of affairs, a series of journeys on the edge of order and chaos. Themes of disbalance, dystopia, conflict and passage are boldly rendered in the artist’s distinctive, abstractive style. The paintings reveal Azaceta’s staunch dedication to addressing contemporary issues with his work. Read More

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

Ida Kohlmeyer

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Ida Kohlmeyer. The exhibition will be on view in the New Media Room at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from March 4 – April 22, 2017. The gallery will host an opening on Saturday, March 4 from 6-8pm. Read More