Chihuly Workshop 2015 Studio Editions are now available in our gallery. Please stop by to view these beautiful new artworks.
For Kobaslija, the studio is a unique and personal world built of interchangeable stuff: floors, walls, shelves, canvases, paint, paper, chairs, tables, brushes, easels, and lighting fixtures repeat themselves across the series, their positions made mysterious by the absent bodies of the artists working (and sometimes living) inside. The invisible movements and patterned routines of the artists order the placement of these unique assemblages, turning each picture into a leftover document of the “work” of the work of art.
Douglas Bourgeois’s transcendent, fantastical images of pop icons as religious icons, set against southern Louisiana scenery, are inspired by his rural life and his homages to what and who inspires him.
A comprehensive monograph on the life and work of Amer Kobaslija, 126 fully illustrated pages in hardcover with essays by Michael Amy, Edward M. Gomez, and Patterson Sims. The books examines all of the artist’s different bodies of work, including: his paintings of the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, for which he won a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship; his ongoing series depicting artist studios; and his recent paintings of Florida’s everglades.
Lin Emery’s suite of new works at Arthur Roger Gallery through April 25 confirms her position as New Orleans’ premier sculptor. For decades, Emery, who was born in 1928, has gifted us with gorgeous, glinting mechanical sculptures that are so exquisitely balanced that they bob and wave in ballet-like motion with every breeze.
Lin Emery’s kinetic sculptures epitomize that kind of timeless and finely tuned consistency. But like the timeless, pristine miracles of the natural world on which they are based, they can be easy to take for granted — unless something changes, as appears to be the case in her current show at Arthur Roger Gallery.
In anticipation of his May 2015 exhibition at Arthur Roger Gallery, Coastal Paintings, artist David Bates discusses his work and processes with Arthur Roger.
Dawn DeDeaux has been thinking a lot about the apocalypse, and she’d like to get you in the mood, too. “MotherShip,” her installation for Prospect.3, this town’s international biennial (which, in typical New Orleans fashion, has rolled around not quite on schedule), proposes an exit strategy from planet Earth. Ms. DeDeaux, a mixed-media artist, said she has taken to heart Stephen Hawking’s prediction that earthlings have 100 years left before the planet gives out. Opening Oct. 25, and set in an abandoned, roofless warehouse with trees growing through it, the installation will have recorded music by George Clinton and Sun Ra, giant steel rings that suggest those made for the zeppelins of yore, ladders and stacked chairs as a galactic assist, and places to store your mementos and Ms. DeDeaux’s.
Welcome to the world! There is a National Geographic quality about much of Prospect.3, which offers many windows on the far corners of the planet.
With 18 different venues spread throughout New Orleans from small arts spaces in Treme and Central City to major museums such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, the contemporary art biennial Prospect.3 certainly doesn’t make it easy for an individual to stand out from the over 50 participating artists in the show. But Southern Louisiana artist Douglas Bourgeois does that with his bizarrely beautiful paintings…