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Allison Stewart | Artists’ Chronicle: 2020

Allison Stewart creates a body of work that occupies the space between landscape and organic abstractions. Materials and processes are significant and inform the imagery in this exhibition of mixed media work on canvas and paper. The artist works with various materials that attract and repel – such as acrylic, enamel, inks, tar, charcoal, metallic… 

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BBC | Mardi Gras: The Big Chief celebrating the stories of Africa

Demond Melancon is a sewer with extraordinary flair. Every year for Mardi Gras, he makes an elaborate feathered suit to compete with others in a centuries-old African-American tradition in New Orleans. And for the past few years, Demond has been telling the stories of Ethiopia through his designs. Image: Demond Melancon in his 2020 Mardi… 

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Demond Melancon: The bead master of New Orleans

This week’s In The Studio is presented by acclaimed actor and New Orleans resident Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan). We join him as he meets Demond Melancon, a fine artist from New Orleans who is also the Big Chief of a Black Masking Indian tribe, the Young Seminole Hunters. The Black… 

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Douglas Bourgeois | Artists’ Chronicles: 2020

Douglas Bourgeois‘ meticulously rendered work reveals incredible craftsmanship wedded with a masterful ability to express the artist’s vision through obsessive attention to detail. He combines his technical rigor with a far-ranging grasp of the iconography of late 20th and early 21st-century culture. As noted by art historian Isabelle Loring Wallace, Bourgeois “purposefully adopts certain hallmarks… 

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Jim Richard | Artists’ Chronicles: 2020

Jim Richard’s paintings are executed with uncommon elegance and subtlety and are in the long tradition of the rendering of domestic interiors. Richard creates a unique, private universe with its own instantly recognizable mixture of wild imagination and rigorous law and order. The artist’s treatment imbues his period rooms with social ironies often by providing… 

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Dawn DeDeaux | Artists’ Chronicles 2020

Dawn DeDeaux’s monumental retrospective THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS will open October 2021 at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). The exhibition was previously scheduled for fall 2020. The retrospective will be the first comprehensive museum survey for this pioneering multi-media artist. The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated hardcover catalog published by… 

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James Drake | Artists’ Chronicles: 2020

James Drake is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been honored with inclusion in both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial. In his artistic career spanning over 40 years, James Drake has explored political, social, and universal themes through the media of sculpture, video, installation, photography, and drawing. Kathryn Kanjo, chief curator at… 

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Stephanie Patton | Artists’ Chronicles: 2020

Stephanie Patton is a multimedia artist whose work comprises sculpture, painting, photography, video, and performance. Humor plays an important role in her work and is often used as a device to bring attention to more critical issues and transform her personal experiences into something universal. Stephanie Patton employs humor as a device to solicit attention… 

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Richard Baker | Artists’ Chronicles: 2020

Richard Baker’s selection of cookbook covers relates to the acknowledged phenomenon of coronavirus coping by cooking and baking. His exhibition will now be incorporated in the gallery’s upcoming exhibition “Art in the Time of Empathy.” Richard Baker’s recent series, created exclusively for the Arthur Roger Gallery, is a remarkable collection of gouache paintings of cookbooks…. 

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Enrique Gomez de Molina | Artists’ Chronicles: 2020

The Arthur Roger Gallery is checking in with gallery artists. Today’s feature is on Enrique Gomez de Molina. He discusses his exhibition “Fantasy in Reality”. The nearly tangible nature of Cuban-native Enrique Gomez de Molina’s hybrid creatures fascinated him into bringing this body of work into fruition. The curious and exotic nature of the artist’s… 

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