Gene Koss: Lake Neshonoc

Exhibition Dates: November 2 –30, 2002
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2 from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999;

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present Lake Neshonoc, an exhibition of  glass by Gene Koss. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from November 2 –30, 2002. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance, Saturday, November 2  from 6-8 pm.

Gene Koss, Ridge Road Climb (7131). 2002, glass. 26 x 13 1/2 x 4 inches.

Gene Koss, Ridge Road Climb (7131). 2002, glass. 26 x 13 1/2 x 4 inches.

In a breakthrough achievement New Orleans sculptor Gene Koss created “Lake Neshonoc,” a monumental sculpture using cast glass, aluminum and motion. The movement of the lake inventively achieved by Gene Koss in the large-scale work is essential to the sculpture. “Lake Neshonoc” is inspired by a beautiful site in west central Wisconsin, which has special meaning for Gene Koss. “Lake Neshonoc” was a two and one half year project. It involved hundreds of drawings, glass casting, engineering and high tech metal fabrication.

Gene Koss left the Wisconsin farmland in 1974 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. The artist then achieved a Master of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia. Designing, building, and planning a new glass facility for Tulane University brought him to New Orleans in 1976. Since that time he has been greatly involved in the development of the city’s glass artistry as head of the glass department at Tulane University.

Koss’ work has been exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana, and the Sculpture Center in New York City. His work is in many prominent collections including the Pan American Life Collection and the Corning Museum of Art in New York.