Gallery News

“James Drake,” THE magazine

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James Drake is interested in systems, the micro- and the macrocosmic. Having recently opened the show Drawing, Reading, and Counting at Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans (May 7 – June 18), the Texas-born, Santa Fe-based artist is still at work within a system he created for himself over four years ago; creating numbered drawings on nineteen by twenty-four inch paper every day. Read More

George Dureau, The Photographs

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George Dureau, The Photographs is an album of the great photographic portraits made throughout the forty years of Dureau’s artistic career—a New Orleans romance between the photographer and his subjects. Read More

“Exhibition Pick: Jim Richard and Friends,” Pelican Bomb

Jim Richard | Tiger,  2009 | Oil on paper | 12 x 9 1/2 inches

Jim Richard’s ninth exhibition at Arthur Roger Gallery brings together four of his former students—Cheryl Donegan, Amy Feldman, Wayne Gonzales, and Lisa Sanditz—to share the gallery space with him. It has the collegial feeling of a school group project, with the artists putting in their own individual contributions, but this is one where the teacher joins in too. Read More

“Review: Darn That Dream at Arthur Roger Gallery,” Gambit

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For most of his career, Jim Richard’s paintings amounted to “art about art,” only instead of art history, they suggested settings for short stories where the artworks themselves were the protagonists. These new works are similar but they also allude to the way digital technology now makes everything in the world seem more accessible yet somehow less real, as elusive as pixels on a computer screen. Read More

“5 Artists to Watch: Cuba Edition,” artnet News

Luis Cruz Azaceta, Swimming to Havana VIII (2010). Courtesy of Lyle O. Reitzel.

Red is certainly not the only color Cubans express themselves with, however—a country with a famously colorful personality, Cuba embodies a wide-ranging palette in its lively architecture, people, cuisine, and vegetation. The artist Luis Cruz Azacata captures this vibrancy in his swirling, playful work, Swimming to Havana VIII. It’s easy to imagine the rainbow-streaked streets of Havana when looking at this artist’s oeuvre, so let this painting be a reminder for you to not miss out on the colorful experiences now available to you in Cuba. Read More

“The interplay of art, nature and technology in latest Sonoma Valley Museum of Art exhibit,” Sonoma Index-Tribune

A mixed media piece by exhibitor Courtney Egan.
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Two exhibits inspired by the world of nature open this Friday at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Four artists use nature’s elements as inspiration. A member’s reception for the artists will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. “Between Nature and Technology” is an exhibition of artwork from New Orleans-based artists Courtney Egan and David Sullivan. Read More