Press Releases

Randy Polumbo

Antigenic Rift Randy PolumboAntigenic Rift, 2020Quartz crystals, hand silvered mirror, reflective highway beads, hand-blown glass elements, epoxy, steel, and structural foam156 x 96 x 54 inches Artist StatementScience first considered the virus a poison, then a life form, and today a microscopic parasite that cannot survive outside of a host body. For the planet earth,…  Read More

Edward Whiteman

PRESS RELEASE Exhibition Dates: November 7–December 19, 2020Opening Reception: November 7 from 11 am–7 pmGallery Location: 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130Hours:  Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pmContact Info: 504.522.1999;  The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of mixed media on reconstructed paper by Edward Whiteman. The exhibition will be on view…  Read More

The Photographer Using Space Travel to Theorize about Climate Change

via Aperture By Eva Díaz Louisiana-based artist Dawn DeDeaux’s images of astronauts appear as harbingers of a new frontier. COVID Economy. To speak of utopia at this moment is heartrending. COVID-19 has infected more than 38 million people and upended countless lives; it has also brutally exacerbated racial, gender, and economic inequalities in the U.S. and…  Read More

Dawn DeDeaux | Artists’ Chronicles 2020

Dawn DeDeaux’s monumental retrospective THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS will open October 2021 at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). The exhibition was previously scheduled for fall 2020. The retrospective will be the first comprehensive museum survey for this pioneering multi-media artist. The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated hardcover catalog published by…  Read More

James Drake | Artists’ Chronicles: 2020

James Drake is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been honored with inclusion in both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial. In his artistic career spanning over 40 years, James Drake has explored political, social, and universal themes through the media of sculpture, video, installation, photography, and drawing. Kathryn Kanjo, chief curator at…  Read More

Arthur Roger Gallery | Artists’ Chronicles 2020

The Arthur Roger Gallery, like other art galleries both locally and nationally, remains subject to the business closure policies necessitated by COVID-19. Galleries around the world are looking for ways to maintain connections between artists and the public. The Arthur Roger Gallery and its artists are creating self-made videos called “Artists’ Chronicles: 2020”. The gallery…  Read More

Rob Wynne | Artists’ Chronicles 2020

The Arthur Roger Gallery is checking in with artists. Today’s feature is on Rob Wynne.  New York-based Rob Wynne works in a variety of mediums. His poured molten and mirrored glass pieces reflect allow the viewer to examine themselves while taking in the work. The playful quality of the mylar and glitter shimmer on the…  Read More

Jacqueline Bishop | Artists’ Chronicles: 2020

The Arthur Roger Gallery checks in with artist Jacqueline Bishop to see how she is doing during the COVID isolation.  Jacqueline Bishop’s work focuses on painting psychological and political elements regarding the natural world. Basing her imagery on frequent trips to remote regions in North, South, and Central America including the Amazon rain forest, Jacqueline…  Read More

George Dureau Selected for Prospect.5 Triennial

First in a series of artist profiles George Dureau was born and raised in New Orleans. He kept a home and studio in the French Quarter. This bon vivant was a fixture in the Quarter and was frequently seen riding his bike around the quarter with his raven hair flowing behind him saying hello to…  Read More