Group Exhibition: Common Ground

Exhibition Dates: August 6th – September 12th, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, August  6th, 6 – 89 pm
Location: Arthur Roger@ 434, 434 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present “Common Ground,” a group exhibition curated by Jim Richard, a Professor in the Fine Arts Department at the University of New Orleans.  The exhibition will be on view at ArthurRoger@434, 434 Julia Street, from Saturday August 6th to Saturday, September 12th.  The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, August 6th from 6 to 9 pm in conjunction with “White Linen Night.”

 When asked by Arthur Roger to curate a group exhibition of his own choice, Jim Richard’s first response was that he would have to look no further than the abundance of outstanding artists associated with the Fine Arts Department of the University of New Orleans. For the show Richard has chosen four emerging artists who are ready for center stage, along with four accomplished ones whose careers are thriving in major art centers. All have a connection with the UNO Fine Arts Department.

Joseph Ayers exhibits with Franklin Parrasch Gallery in mid-town Manhattan, where he has had three well-received solo exhibitions. He has been in group shows in New York at Robert Miller Gallery, Morgan Lehman Gallery and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. He lived and worked in New York City until his recent move to Beacon, NY.

Wayne Gonzales is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. He has exhibited extensively worldwide and will have a solo show in October at the New Orleans Museum, followed by another at the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga, Spain, in November.  He was interviewed by Steel Stillman for Art in America in December, 2009.

Marlo Pascual, represented by Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York, has recently been added to the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work is also in the collections of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Seattle Art Museum. She is preparing for a group show in Paris in the fall. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

Megan Whitmarsh lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by Elaine Levy Project in Brussels and Anonymous Gallery in New York. She has shown extensively in venues abroad, including Spain, Italy, Tokyo and Hong Kong. She was recently invited to do a residency and performance at the prestigious Watermill Center on Long Island.

Jason Derouin came to New Orleans from Canada. His work is in the tradition of photographers like Thomas Demand and James Cassebere who prepare painstaking mock-ups to be photographed. His contribution to this tradition is distinguished by his love of Modernist design of the 50s and 60s.  He has exhibited in several venues in the St. Claude Arts District.

Sophie Lvoff is from New York. After studying philosophy and traditional photography at NYU, she has begun to work with digital imaging and has ventured into sculpture/installation. She is a recent addition to Good Children Gallery in the Bywater and has shown her work in New York, Switzerland, Paris, Mexico City, and Miami Beach. She is scheduled to show at the Institut D’Art Contemporain in Villeubrbanne, France, this Fall.

Sculptor Aaron McNamee came to New Orleans from Oregon. Here his work has become markedly conceptual, and he has added video to his repertoire. He has shown extensively in galleries in Oregon and in New Orleans’ St. Claude Arts District. He is a member of Good Children Gallery in the Bywater.

Nina Schwanse is from Los Angeles and came to New Orleans after a number of years in the New York art world. She works primarily in video which serves as a catalyst for paintings that are equally successful. She has shown in venues around New York City and Brooklyn and her video “k-a-t-e-s” was shown this year in Montreal.

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