Gallery News

Ida Kohlmeyer | Artist Profile

April 2020 Exhibition reviewed by Roberta Smith for The New York Times Ida Kohlmeyer is one of Louisiana’s most renowned artists. Her painting and sculpture are personal interpretations of a wide world full of color, motion, and vitality. Rooted in the spirit of the Abstract Expressionists with its joyous colors and gestural movement, her work is… 

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A Brooklyn Artist Adjusts to Making Art in Solitude

Lesley Dill usually works with six to eight assistants, but now she is alone with the hundreds of yards of fabric she uses for her mixed-media art.  By Julie Lasky for The New York Times Lesley Dill, a mixed-media artist who has had more than 100 solo exhibitions, works in a 300-square-foot studio in her… 

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George Dureau Selected for Prospect.5 Triennial

First in a series of artist profiles George Dureau was born and raised in New Orleans. He kept a home and studio in the French Quarter. This bon vivant was a fixture in the Quarter and was frequently seen riding his bike around the quarter with his raven hair flowing behind him saying hello to… 

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Arthur Roger Gallery Update

The gallery has made plans for moving forward during the COVID-19 crisis. For the time being, we are available to answer your calls at 504-522-1999 or by email at info@arthurrogergallery.com. Our April and May openings have been canceled and the exhibitions have been postponed. While our front doors are closed we plan to stay open in… 

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Gibbes Museum of Art Announces Finalists for the 2019 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

By The Charleston Chronicle | November 5, 2019  The Gibbes Museum of Art announced this week the finalists for the annual 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The 2019 finalists are Damian Stamer, Donte’ Hayes, Herb Parker, Martha Clippinger, Michi Meko and Stephanie Patton. One of these artists, whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement, while contributing… 

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Confederate statue, plantation, prison: Artists reclaim sites with ‘Battlegrounds’

Hannah Chalew’s augmented reality artwork, “Toxic Ecology,” in “Battlegrounds” By DEBORAH VANKIN for Los Angeles Times OCT. 29, 2019 There’s an 800-year-old oak tree in New Orleans City Park, a great big, craggy and handsome planting. It’s named for the late John McDonough, a philanthropist who was also a slave owner and white supremacist. On Saturday another… 

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Intricate Beadwork Adorns Handmade Mardi Gras Suits by Demond Melancon

By ANDREW LASANE for Colossal For the past three decades, Louisiana-based artist Demond Melancon has created highly detailed Mardi Gras Indian suits using millions of hand-sewn small glass beads. Each suit takes several months to create and features custom patches that tell stories about African and American history. Images of Nyabinghi warriors, Haile Selassie, African nature scenes,… 

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A Painter’s Path from Bosnia to Florida’s Backwaters

Amer Kobaslija captures Florida’s lush, strange atmosphere while examining the expressive potential of oil paint’s luminous, elastic, viscous goo. by Edward M. Gómez for Hyperallergic April 26, 2019   Real artists are always looking for something — either venturing out into the real world to bear witness to human behavior or to characterize places and events,… 

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