Exhibitions

Lesley Dill

Beautiful Dirt: Ballgowns of Lightness and Dark is Lesley Dill’s ninth exhibition with the gallery and was inspired by the ballroom culture of New Orleans and the adornment of the body. Featured are nine gowned figures centered by a cascading chandelier. The figures range in size from a tabletop sculpture to 7 feet tall, and are constructed of billowing fabric adorned with embroidered letters, flowing skirts of hand-cut copper, or hundreds of pieces of metal foil and feathers. Some of the figures have dramatic head embellishments or collars and others are donned with small, bird-like heads, paying homage to surrealist Max Ernst. Read More

Troy Dugas

This exhibition, Troy Dugas’ fourth with the gallery, includes the artist’s familiar, meticulously created mandala-like compositions as well as evolved works incorporating paint in synthesized large-scale portrait and still life assemblages. Shredded product labels in golds, reds and browns are intricately arranged to form mesmerizing works reminiscent of mosaic patterns and stained glass. Others form rhythmic, kaleidoscopic shapes with juxtaposed brightly colored labels. Read More

Dave Greber

7000-Day Candles, Dave Greber’s third exhibition with the gallery, explores the notions of spirituality, technology and transhumanism, and touches on spiritual folkways celebrated in New Orleans’ history. The installation, vibrant and revelatory, consists of four video monitor-based objects and a Stasseo (stained-glass-video) – a technique the artist developed utilizing multiple projections, painting and 3D elements to realize large, installed-video compositions. Read More

Gordon Parks

“Segregation Story” includes never-before-published images originally part of a series photographed for a 1956 Life magazine photo-essay assignment, “The Restraints: Open and Hidden,” which documented everyday lives of an extended black family living in the rural South under Jim Crow segregation. This compelling series challenged the myth of racism, demonstrating that the ambitions, responsibilities and routines of this family were no different than those of white Americans. All photographs © The Gordon Parks Foundation. Read More

Francis X. Pavy

In "Third Coast Suite", Francis Pavy continues to build upon the imagery, concepts and ideas pertaining to the Louisiana coastal wetlands and surrounding waters. In the same vein as southern storytelling, Pavy constructs bold, colorful layers of iconic images reflecting local folklore. Read More

Robert Hannant

"I Don’t Understand" is a digital video installation by multi-media artist Robert Hannant. The single projection made up of multiple videos, each with its own significant soundtrack, symbolizes the fractured environment of a stranger’s mind. Each “window” of this mind laid bare is relatable on some level, forcing viewers to find themselves simultaneously caught in the uncomfortable role of both voyeur and object of scrutiny. The installation invites a personal experience, allowing each viewer to control his/her engagement. Read More

Amy Weiskopf

Still Lifes is Amy Weiskopf’s first exhibition with the gallery and includes approximately twenty small- to medium-scale recent works in oil. The carefully organized and composed paintings are unquestionably elegant and visually alluring. Read More

Dale Chihuly

This exhibition, Chihuly’s ninth with the gallery, includes new architectural installations and setworks representing the breadth and scope of the artist’s vision over the last four decades. Read More

Edward Whiteman

The Swinging Pendulum, Edward Whiteman’s twelfth solo exhibition with the gallery, features his renowned large-scale paintings created with mixed media on reconstructed paper. The wall pieces range in size from 4 to 10 feet and include familiar motifs – simple yet powerful linear forms with seductive color inspired by the environment. The artist’s paintings are unequivocally abstract but filled with possible allusions such as in The Nile, a work from the artist’s recent Egypt Series. These works feature subtler lines and more intricate patterns in earthen colors. Read More