Press & Media

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

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

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

“Gene Koss Wrestles with Weighty Issues in New Body of Work,” The Urban Glass Art Quarterly

At his new exhibition “From a Distance,” which opened on Saturday, January 9, Gene Koss unveiled a wide range of mixed-media work. The new glass-and-metal works at Arthur Roger Gallery in downtown New Orleans reference two very different environments — the majestic rural landscape of Wisconsin farmland where Koss grew up, and the more vulnerable Mississippi River Delta ecosystem, where man-made engineering vies with the unruly river and gulf waters that are held at bay, imperfectly, through an elaborate system of levees and dams. Read More

“Packaging the Space of Consciousness,” New Orleans Art Review

IT CAN’T BE stated enough, that in a world increasingly dependent upon the Internet for information and interaction, we grow increasingly distanced from physical time and place. And rather than being more connected, we are ever increasingly disconnected. Which is perhaps in part why we are so ineffectual at dealing with the strife at hand. Stagnantly we stand, caught in the quandary of Bud and Mary Sue’s “Pleasantville.” 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

“Review: All You Need Know,” Gambit

Initially, Nicole Charbonnet’s spectrally painted compositions with repeating patterns suggest the empty “zombie formalism” favored by Wall Street investors in recent years, but look again and microecosystems of words and images emerge from obscurity beneath painterly washes in works that utilize time like a tone or color. Read More

“Review: The Other Landscape,” Gambit

Billed as an exploration of landscape painting and the complex connections between climate change, species extinction and migration, Jacqueline Bishop’s new show at Arthur Roger Gallery encompasses familiar environmental topics from the daily news. But her imagery evokes a realm of nature so otherworldly that mythology and sorcery may be the most immediate references that come to mind. Read More