Press & Media

“James Barsness at George Adams”, Art in America

For close to 10 years now, James Barsness has been making a name for himself as a creator of highly detailed, unusually complex and often frankly sexual art. His often tongue-in-cheek portrayals of physical appetite, merged with a masterful appreciation of materials, which here included ballpoint pen and acrylic on paper collaged onto canvas, make him an artist of accomplished idiosyncrasy. Read More

“Three Strong Shows Make Good Use of ”Installation” Concept”, The Times-Picayune

Anything goes in today’s art world – and frequently the first thing to go are the distinctions between painting, sculpture, architecture and other traditional disciplines. The resulting cross-breeds are tagged with the vague label of “installation art”, and encompass works whose only shared purpose is the attempt to create a total, theatrical environment from the sanitized spaces of the contemporary gallery. Read More

“Fields”, by Marian McLellan

Nature is a master of multiples, manifesting her prowess with seemingly endless rounds of encore performances. A tree’s bounty of leaves, flowers and fruits not only conveys a sense of well being, but ensures future survival. Read More

“Good Times & Progress”, New Orleans Art Review

LOUISIANA’S PENCHANT FOR easy money and good times trickles down to the melodrama of its citizenry in Francis Pavy’s metal cutout images at Arthur Roger Gallery. These paintings deftly illustrate the ever-increasing urban- and suburbanization of Acadiana. Read More

“Souvenirs”, New Orleans Art Review

To be coarse, today’s souvenirs suck. Nothing you get anymore as a memento from a vacation or of some event is imbued with any significance or feeling. What was the last souvenir you bought that you will keep a lifetime? Read More

“Radcliffe Bailey at David Beitzel”, Art in America

Radcliffe Bailey creates lavish, painterly homages to black American experience in the form of socially inflected, somewhat elegiac sculptural wall assemblages. The pieces, which are made of mixed mediums on wood and are often shaped, function as platforms for Bailey’s ruminations on culture and history. Read More

“Remembering Ida”, Gambit Weekly

Ida Kohlmeyer would have turned 85 this month. She was arguably the best-known female artist in the South, and her death early this year came as a shock because, in spite of her age, her presence in the art community seemed timeless, unquestioned, a given. Read More