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Ogden show explores a range of abstract art by Southern women

BY JOHN D’ADDARIO | Special to The Advocate MAR 27, 2018 – 2:00 PM The nearly two dozen artists in the Ogden Museum’s “The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction” are — as advertised — women from the South who make abstract art. But their similarities end there. In one gallery, Shawne Major’s…  Read More

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

Written by Linda T. Dautreuil for Inside Pub, photos by Candra George THE RUSTY WHEELBARROW with unusually straight legs resting on small wheels would be the focal point in Dove Cote Studio were it not for the large collection of recent paintings on reconstituted paper by visual artist Edward R. Whiteman. On a day when…  Read More

A portrait of the artist as a middle-aged woman

A portrait of Ida Kohlmeyer by artist Maddie Stratton of Where Y’Art, as commissioned by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune for its “300 for 300” celebration of New Orleans’ tricentennial. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune By Mike Scott | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018…  Read More

“Dress Matters,” Tucson Weekly

TMA delivers an imaginative show of clothing in art By Margaret Regan via Tuscon Weekly Brides. Cowboys. Nuns. Soldiers. All of them are readily identified by their clothing: the white gown, the 10-gallon hat, the habit, the uniform. As Dr. Julie Sasse, curator of the fascinating show Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor at the Tucson Museum of Art,…  Read More

“Side by Side: Dureau and Mapplethorpe shared friendship and art, but not fame,” The Advocate

A new show at Arthur Roger Gallery provides an unprecedented opportunity to compare work by George Dureau and Robert Mapplethorpe, two of the most important figurative photographers of the 20th century. In a just world, the two artists would enjoy equally significant reputations. But the general art historical line holds that the New Orleans-based Dureau’s photographs exist almost as a kind of footnote or sidebar to those of the more well-known Mapplethorpe, whose fame and notoriety have only increased since his death in 1989, while Dureau’s reputation has been mostly limited to local and specialized circles during the same period. Read More

“The Truth of the Vanishing Wild,” Sierra

Yarrow is one of the best fine art photographers working in animal conservation today. His photographs render a kind of raw literacy to the truth of the vanishing wild. For his latest book, Wild Encounters (Rizzoli, October 2016), Yarrow traveled to multiple continents, from the frozen Arctic to the African desert, to capture the most iconic animals through which we often define the natural world—lion, rhinoceros, and elephant, to name a few. His goal with the book, as with much of his work, was to push beyond the staid, one-dimensional portraits that can be common with wildlife photography. The result is a triumph of both artistic mastery and emotional affect—a portfolio of compelling, visually arresting pictures that afford us the opportunity to fully grasp both the magnificence of animals in the wild and the threats they face in the modern world. Read More

David Yarrow: Lion

David Yarrow describes his process for photographing lions in the wild, including encasing his camera in a steel box and enticing the animals with Old Spice. Read More

“Review: Stephen Paul Day’s Queen of Mirth,” Gambit

Christmas has a funny way of reminding us of the innocent joys of childhood even as the world looks less and less innocent. Stephen Paul Day’s magnificently crafted, yet totally weird, Queen of Mirthshow features oversized recreations of vintage children’s games and pop culture collectibles from the shadowy recesses of America’s past. Read More

“World-renowned wildlife photographer David Yarrow: ‘My goal is to take four good pictures a year’,” WGN Radio

Artist, philanthropist, author, conservationist and photographer David Yarrow joins Justin to talk about his amazing career, starting off his career as a sports photographer, when he decided to make the transition to wildlife photography, how he prepared himself to take on the challenge of wildlife photography, his process of taking pictures of wild animals, the importance of capturing the eyes of an animal, the goal of taking four good pictures a year, how he chooses the location to photograph his subjects, what he plans to do next, his 2016 book, “Wild Encounters” and his current exhibition at the Hilton-Asmus Contemporary art gallery. Read More