Press & Media

“Pride of Place at NOMA,” Art e-Walk

Over the years, Arthur Roger nurtured artists through his art gallery opened in 1978 and in doing so, helped shape and promote the art scene of his native city. Joining the list of benefactors, he recently gifted his sizable art collection accumulated over four decades to the New Orleans Museum of Art. The eighty-seven objects, including paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, are on display this Summer for the exhibition Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, curated by Katie Pfohl, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at NOMA. Read More

“Review: Pride of Place and the art of art collecting,” Gambit

When Arthur Roger launched his gallery in 1978, there were only a handful of others focused on new art. The scene has expanded greatly since then, but Roger has more than kept abreast of the ever-changing art world through the years, as we see in this sprawling new exhibition of works from his personal collection, which he donated recently to the New Orleans Museum of Art. Read More

Courtney Egan in “Digital Nature” at the Los Angles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Natural Discourse and the Los Angeles County Arboretum present a spectacular evening of animation, light and sound in the garden. A group of acclaimed contemporary artists have been invited to project their work onto the rich canvas of the botanical garden. With themes as diverse as invasive exotics, natural pigments, plant tropism and an ancient Chinese poem, these digital and video works explore the intersection of horticulture and technology. Read More

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

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

“Ten Years After Katrina, New Orleans Museums Reckon With Recovery,” The New York Times

How well do you remember the last days of August 10 years ago? …The three major visual arts venues in the city — the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center — have all timed exhibitions of living artists to coincide with the anniversary. Each show is distinct in its approach, its tone, and its way of visualizing the role of art and the idea of memorialization itself. Read More

“Courtney Egan’s Botanical Light Sculpture ,” Sculpture Magazine

Visitors to a satellite exhibition that accompanied the Prospect.2 New Orleans International Biennial in 2011 were startled to discover a clawfoot bathtub filled with oversize night-blooming cereus flowers in the shadowy gloom of an old bathroom. Although the tub and its water were real, the flowers, which seemed to float in a luminous baroque profusion, consisted of sharply rendered light. Read More

“20 New Orleans Artists You Should Know,” Complex

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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