Exhibitions

David Bates

The paintings in “Down Highway 23” are the result of a fishing trip in the late spring of 2010, the fateful year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Instead of the planet’s finest redfish, David Bates was met with a poisoned landscape crawling with reporters, politicians and well-meaning volunteers. Through the hubbub, Bates observed the faces and posture of the local fishers and crabbers. Although wary, their looks also conveyed a resolution far from resignation. Read More

Francis X. Pavy

Francis Pavy is a visual narrator of South Louisiana’s vibrant culture. The selected works in “200: Art Inspired by 200 Years of Louisiana Statehood” are not historical representations; rather, they are all new pieces inspired by events, people and themes that have figured in the history of Louisiana. Read More

Mary Jane Parker

"Keepsakes" was inspired by the masses of foliage that blanketed the New Orleans landscape in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Struck by the natural patterns of vines and how they decorated the surfaces of the city, Mary Jane Parker began photographing, drawing and cutting stencils of them. This current body of work is a lush, yet slightly uneasy collision of patterns, mementos, nature and the disquiet of suppressed memories. Read More

Various Artists

Aspects of a New Kind of Realism explores the roles of realism and process in painting today. The exhibition is curated by highly regarded writer, curator, and program director, Michael Klein; and features works by artists David Bates, Richard Bosman, Squeak Carnwath, Glenn Golderg, John Hartman, Kathryn Lynch, Thom Merrick, Joan Snyder, and Xiaoze Xie. Read More

Dale Chihuly

The White series showcases seasoned master Dale Chihuly’s relentless pursuit to expand his highly original language of glass. As one of the greatest colorists in the history of the medium, his genius includes the application of colors in different sequences, mixing opaque with transparent, thus manipulating light as it travels through the glass. Read More

Richard Baker

In recent years Brooklyn-based still-life artist Richard Baker has painted true to size interpretations of vintage paperback book covers, particularly classic covers from the 1950s through the 1970s including literary luminaries such as Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and William Faulkner. More recently, Baker has also begun painting classic record album covers. Read More

John Waters

Using an insider's bag of tricks and trade lingo, Waters celebrates the excess of the movie industry. Word and image play permeate Waters' work, and the movie industry and its various sleights of hand are a common target. Always ambitious and playful, some of the works are condensed narratives or "little movies” as Waters calls them. Read More

Elemore Morgan, Jr.

Elemore Morgan, Jr., was acknowledged for many years as the leading contemporary Louisiana landscape painter. He was especially renowned for his "en plein air" landscape paintings done in the heart of the rice growing region of southwest Louisiana. Many of Morgan's landscapes were done in acrylic on oddly shaped Masonite panels, cut to fit his vision of the land, which he felt were integral to the design and composition of his works. Read More

W. Steve Rucker

Steve Rucker’s “Focus Group,” a ceramic and mixed media installation references the billions of dollars spent on advertising the varied products, including medications and even wars, which are initially shown to focus groups in order to refine marketing strategies. Read More

Simon Gunning

"Postcards from Plaquemines" is an endeavor to give those who have never seen Grand Bayou a sense of what it's like; and, for those who have been there, the artist intends this body of work as an homage to a glorious and disappearing environment. Read More