Gallery News

Willie Birch Named a 2014 USA James Baldwin Fellow

United States Artists (USA) is pleased to announce the 34 new USA Fellows for 2014. Each artist or collaborative will receive an award of $50,000 to support his or her practice and professional development, opening up exciting creative possibilities through the transformative power of unrestricted financial support.

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“Courtney Egan’s Botanical Light Sculpture ,” Sculpture Magazine

Visitors to a satellite exhibition that accompanied the Prospect.2 New Orleans International Biennial in 2011 were startled to discover a clawfoot bathtub filled with oversize night-blooming cereus flowers in the shadowy gloom of an old bathroom. Although the tub and its water were real, the flowers, which seemed to float in a luminous baroque profusion, consisted of sharply rendered light.

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Luis Cruz Azaceta

The first book on the extensively exhibited and widely collected Cuban American artist’s life and creations, Luis Cruz Azaceta traces the artist’s career and explores the themes that are the focus of his singular art. Alejandro Anreus discusses how the Cuban diaspora, above all, has shaped Cruz Azaceta and how the experience of exile has found expression through starkly forceful self-portraiture.

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Own Original Art by Gene Koss, Support a Newcomb Scholar

Own Original Art by Gene Koss, Support a Newcomb Scholar. Tickets are available now for the Newcomb Alumnae Association’s first fundraiser in support of the Newcomb Scholars program. The winner of the raffle will receive a one-of-a-kind sculpture—Ridge Road Climb, Series III—created by Professor of Art Gene Koss, world-renowned glass artist. Entries are $50 each and the drawing will be held on Monday, December 1, 2014. The piece is an exquisite solid glass sculpture with cane and etched drawings [17”(h) x 12” (w) x 5” (d)] valued at $2,800.

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Works of Leonard Galmon

Leonard Galmon’s favorite artwork from his senior year, his first and only year at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, was on display this spring at the Contemporary Arts Center.

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“CAC, Ogden, galleries host art openings for White Linen Night Saturday,” The Advocate

Not to be outdone, Arthur Roger Gallery will mark the occasion with three shows opening in its adjacent gallery spaces on Julia Street. Painter Francis X. Pavy explores issues concerning the Louisiana wetlands in a series of new works on view in the gallery’s main space at 432 Julia, while a suite of never-before-seen photographs from a 1956 Life magazine photo essay assignment by Gordon Parks (who was also the subject of a major exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art last year) will be shown next door at 434 Julia. An interactive digital video piece by New Orleans artist Robert Hannant in the gallery’s video room will round out the offerings.

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