Exhibitions

Dapper Bruce Lafitte

Although the subject matter has varied over the years – from marching bands to prizefighter Muhammed Ali in the ring – Dapper Bruce Lafitte’s style remains instantly recognizable. The colorful drawings in R.I.P. Bruce A. Davenport, Jr. | Artwork by Dapper Bruce Lafitte focus mainly on the city of New Orleans, and contain references to local people, schools, businesses, parks and institutions. As always, there are mentions and remembrances, callouts and criticisms scattered throughout. Read More

Christopher Saucedo

In the realm of confections, Neapolitan signifies three side-by-side flavors of ice cream in the same container. This exhibition, Christopher Saucedo’s first with the gallery, is also a rich tripartite of distinct bodies of work: Comic Book Diplomacy, Go Cups and Water Bottle Buoys. The artwork, made concurrently, is unified by the artist’s preoccupation with water or fire as the imagery and technical processes reveal. Handmade paper, chain-stitched embroidery, delicately balanced mobiles and carved polystyrene are all in play as they activate the popular imagery of comic books and drinking containers with global maps both real and imagined. Read More

Edward Burtynsky

Intentional Landscapes is world-renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s second exhibition with the gallery. Burtynsky has spent his career traveling the world documenting waterfronts, farmlands, irrigation plots, rivers and various water maintenance systems – focusing mainly on landscapes where industry has transformed nature. The resulting images are meant as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence. Burtynsky states, “Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into an uneasy contradiction.” Read More

Jonathan Mayers

L'Éparpillage is Jonathan “feral opossum” Mayers’ first exhibition with the gallery. Recent, small- to medium-scale, vibrant paintings depict metaphorical beasts amid meticulously rendered Louisiana landscapes. The mysterious creatures – somewhat wicked, somewhat charming – were born of the artist’s familiarity with Louisiana folklore, and serve to illustrate his opinion pertaining to the reality we live in. The haunting, curious images also address the current fragility of our ecosystem, most specifically the southern region of Louisiana. Read More

Ida Kohlmeyer

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Ida Kohlmeyer. The exhibition will be on view in the New Media Room at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from March 4 – April 22, 2017. The gallery will host an opening on Saturday, March 4 from 6-8pm. Read More

Luis Cruz Azaceta

ON THE BRINK is Luis Cruz Azaceta’s ninth exhibition with the gallery. The recent works on canvas, which range from kaleidoscopic to austere, present an enigmatic state of affairs, a series of journeys on the edge of order and chaos. Themes of disbalance, dystopia, conflict and passage are boldly rendered in the artist’s distinctive, abstractive style. The paintings reveal Azaceta’s staunch dedication to addressing contemporary issues with his work. Read More

Read More and Eli Hansen

Read More and Eli Hansen are childhood friends who have been collaborating for decades. Just out of high school, they would fill up their trucks with various items and head to an isolated spot outside of town. Alone for the weekend, they’d construct a playground of “junk,” complete with lights and stereos. A few days later they’d clean everything up, erasing any trace of their outpost. Over the years, they’ve reconnected to recreate these weekends and this exhibition is the latest installment. The wrong way home. objectifies experimentation and investigation while juxtaposing inertia with action. Read More

dawn dedeaux

Dawn DeDeaux

I've Seen the Future and It Was Yesterday is Dawn DeDeaux’s seventh exhibition with the gallery and features works in development for her upcoming exhibition Thumbs Up for the MotherShip, opening in May 2017 at MASSMoCA. Also included is a selection of transitional works from her MotherShip Series launched in 2013. Read More

Various Artists

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to be featuring artworks by various gallery artists throughout 432 Julia and in the back gallery at 434 Julia from December 3 - December 24, 2016. The gallery will be open for the Julia Street Art Walk on Saturday, December 3 from 6-8 pm. Read More

rob wynne

Rob Wynne

The works in Rob Wynne’s second exhibition with the gallery reference the ability to grasp visual stimuli without consciously perceiving them. References to sleight of hand and magic are made tangible by the artist as he addresses issues of perception and the concept of seeing. His long-standing fascination with narrative is evident in the beautiful, transportive, and sometimes camp landscapes he creates for language. Read More