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“CAC, Ogden, galleries host art openings for White Linen Night Saturday,” The Advocate

The Secret Oyster Bed, 2014. Unique oil block prints on canvas. 72 x 72 inches.

Not to be outdone, Arthur Roger Gallery will mark the occasion with three shows opening in its adjacent gallery spaces on Julia Street. Painter Francis X. Pavy explores issues concerning the Louisiana wetlands in a series of new works on view in the gallery’s main space at 432 Julia, while a suite of never-before-seen photographs from a 1956 Life magazine photo essay assignment by Gordon Parks (who was also the subject of a major exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art last year) will be shown next door at 434 Julia. An interactive digital video piece by New Orleans artist Robert Hannant in the gallery’s video room will round out the offerings. Read More

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“Francis X. Pavy’s psychedelic swampscapes are White Linen Night worthy,” The Times Picayune

Unlike most of Francis X. Pavy’s edge-to-edge compositions, Night Flier is focused by a huge harvest moon.

Artist Francis X. Pavy’s psychedelic swampscapes at Arthur Roger gallery are cosmic pleas for the unspoiled wetlands of the distant past. Read More

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“20 New Orleans Artists You Should Know,” Complex

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While it may be best known for its vibrant music scene, New Orleans’ history of visual artists—painters, photographers, sculptors, video artists, and beyond—rivals that of any other city packed with sleek galleries and slick collectors. Though the local art community has lost some of its greatest inspirations in recent months—including George Dureau and George Rodrigue—the fierce passion of the city’s established and emerging artists continues to evolve and make NOLA a hotbed of creative activity. Here are 20 New Orleans Artists You Should Know. Read More

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“Artist unloads ‘Brain Trash’ at MCASD,” The San Diego Union-Tribune

A portion of James Drake's installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, "Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash)" Photo: ©2014 Philipp Scholz Rittermann

In spending more than two years making 1,242 drawings, artist James Drake learned a thing or two. “Believe it or not,” said the genial, Texas-born artist as he oversaw the installation of his new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, “I learned that less is more.” Read More

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“Crystal Bridges Lines Up Emerging Artists for American Show,” The New York Times

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Artist Dave Greber will be featured in “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now,” a high-profile exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. September 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015. Read More

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“Six questions for Dawn DeDeaux,” Arts & Entertainment Stories

"Dawn DeDeaux is also known as "former champion of the Demolition Derby."

New Orleans conceptual artist Dawn DeDeaux’s captivating and challenging new exhibition, “MotherShip”, opened Saturday in the Acadiana Center for the Arts’ main gallery. Read More

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James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) at MCASD

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James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – July 10 through September 21, 2014 Read More

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“A Radically Prosaic Approach to Civil Rights Images,” The New York Times

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Throughout a century of oppression, photography served as a ray of light for black Americans, illuminating the humanity, beauty and achievements long hidden in the culture at large. By allowing a people to record and celebrate the affirmative aspects of their lives, the camera helped to countermand the toxic effects of stereotypes on their self-esteem. Read More

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“James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash),” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

James Drake's Studio,
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James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) is the culmination of two years of active creation, reflecting imagery from throughout the artist’s forty-year career. In 2012, the artist committed himself to drawing every day. Read More

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“A look at installation of DeDeaux’s art at AcA,” The Advertiser

Brian Guidry, curator at Acadiana Center for the Arts checks on a piece in Dawn DeDeaux’s exhibit, Mothership, in the center’s main gallery.(Photo: Dominick Cross, The Advertiser)

DeDeaux is a conceptual artist who works in a wide array of media and is one of the first Louisiana artists to utilize electronic technology. “When we invited Dawn, we knew she had different components of different kinds of works,” said Brian Guidry, AcA curator. “Each show is different. Each show develops differently,” Guidry said. “The show previous to this was ‘Face Time.’ That show was composed of about 18 artists and Mary Beyt (curation assistant, AcA) and I worked together and that show came about much differently than Dawn’s.” Read More

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