Jenny LeBlanc and Kyle Bravo: New Wave

Exhibition Dates: August 6 – September 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6 from 6–9 pm, in conjunction with White Linen Night
Gallery Location: 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999;

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present New Wave, an exhibition by Jenny LeBlanc and Kyle Bravo. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from August 6 – September 17, 2016. The gallery will host an opening reception, with the artists in attendance, on Saturday, August 6 from 6-9 pm in conjunction with White Linen Night.

New Wave, 2016 | Painted cardboard boxes | Dimensions variable

New Wave, 2016 | Painted cardboard boxes | Dimensions variable

This is collaborators, and husband and wife, Jenny LeBlanc and Kyle Bravo’s first exhibition with the gallery. Their multi-sensory installation in the gallery’s New Media Room explores the ordinariness of everyday life alongside an existential search for meaning and purpose. The brightly painted and precariously stacked cardboard boxes create a delightful, yet also threatening sense of anticipation. Humor, rebellion, strategy and deceit transform commonplace into mysterious and magical contraptions.

Jenny LeBlanc has a B.F.A. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Kyle Bravo has a B.F.A. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Together, they founded the printmaking studio, Hot Iron Press in 2002. Additionally, they are founding members of The Front, an artist-run exhibition space in New Orleans. They have individually and collectively exhibited both nationally and internationally, including Canada, Italy and Japan. Jenny teaches sculpture at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and Kyle teaches visual art at Lusher Charter High School in New Orleans. Kyle is the former organizer of The NOLA Bookfair, an annual event in celebration of independent publishing and alternative media, he taught and managed the printshop at Louisiana Artworks – a center for visual art in New Orleans, and he is the editor of the book Making Stuff and Doing Things: A Collection of DIY Guides to Doing Just About Everything, published by Microcosm Publishing. They live and work in the upper 9th Ward of New Orleans.