Dawn DeDeaux: Unseen

Exhibition Dates: March 12 – April 16, 2011
Location: Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12, 6 – 8pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com

Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present “Unseen,” an exhibition of new works by New Orleans artist Dawn DeDeaux. The exhibition will be on view from March 12th –April 16th, 2011 at the Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street. The gallery will host an opening reception to meet the artist on Saturday, March 12th, from 6 to 8 pm.

Mutant Rosebud, 2010

In Dawn DeDeaux’s “Unseen,” the works range from sculpture to photographs and expand the considerations of reality and time – in ways transparent, unpredictable, morphed and ephemeral. The exhibition addresses both political and environmental issues through a variety of different mediums.

Among the works featured in the exhibition are Glass Ladders and Burnt Ladders, created in two different media that reference the fragility of governments or systems of knowledge which can spontaneously fall from the ruptures of nature or man as seen in the situations surrounding Hurricane Katrina and the revolt in Egypt. In Mutants, she has created illuminated mono-cellular sculptures, which float and give evidence of the invisible threat of species contamination. Also featured in the exhibition are Chain Reactions, welded chain sculptures which bare the interconnectedness of the competing systems of industry and government. Several developmental works in the exhibition at Arthur Roger are part of a DeDeaux’s proposed project for Prospect.2.

Dawn DeDeaux was born and continues to reside in New Orleans. She has been represented by Arthur Roger Gallery for nearly two decades. Her works have been exhibited nationwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Currently her sculptural series Steps Home is being installed in the open landscape surrounding Marfa, Texas, on indefinite loan and appear in conjunction with an exhibition at Marfa Ballroom, The World According to New Orleans.

For additional information contact the gallery at 504.522.1999 or visit our web site www.arthurrogergallery.com