Joan Tanner and Lin Emery prove you only get better with age. After all, Japanese master artist Hokusai was 70 when he began his series of landscape paintings, “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.” “At 80, I shall have made some progress; at 90, I shall have penetrated even further. At 100, I will have become truly marvelous,” the artist said. The truth of those words is evident in the work of sculptors Tanner and Emery.
Ida Kohlmeyer, “the Grand Dame” of color, is known for her colorful abstract pictographs as well as her sculptures. She studied at Newcomb College and the John McCrady school of art before enrolling in the Hans Hoffman school in Massachusetts, where New Orleans’ artist Fritz Bultman had also attended. Though she had opportunities, Kohlmeyer would not leave New Orleans. She taught at Newcomb College from 1956 to 1964 and it was during this time her work was influenced by Mark Rothko, who was a visiting artist at Tulane University.
The exhibition titled “R.I.P. Bruce A. Davenport, Jr. | Artwork by Dapper Bruce Lafitte” is on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans. The exhibition features colorful drawings by the artist that focuses on the city of New Orleans. Lafitte’s works include references to the city’s numerous schools, businesses, parks, institutions and its people.
The exhibition titled “John T. Scott: His Legacy,” featuring the works of African-American artist John T. Scott is on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans. The exhibition focuses on works from the late artist’s career including pieces from his most important period between 1992 and 2004.
John T. Scott: His Legacy and R.I.P. Bruce A. Davenport, Jr. | Artwork by Dapper Bruce Lafitte at Arthur Roger Gallery run through Sept. 23
Have you ever wondered what it would look like to view some of the world’s most renowned opera houses from center stage? Wonder no longer. New York-based fine arts photographer David Leventi’s 120-page book “OPERA” answers this question in stunning color and detail. The son of architects, he photographed the auditoriums of nearly 50 opera houses in the United States and abroad, shooting from center stage, and using only a wide-angle camera and the lighting from chandeliers and other house lights.
Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans celebrates art collector and gallery owner Arthur Roger’s transformational gift of his entire personal art collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art. Spotlighting one of the city’s most groundbreaking contemporary art collections, the exhibition (on view June 23–September 3, 2017) explores the rise of modern and contemporary art in New Orleans.
The Julia Street gallery owner donated his art collection to NOMA, and the show says as much about Roger as the art he has collected.
The brilliant Louisiana artist Dawn DeDeaux pays homage to Rauschenberg, and to our frail and damaged planet, by assembling charred wood and evocative bric-a-brac (“an alligator-skin book of Longfellow poems”, a “tape measure stuck on 1”). And even as she forages for relics of our time on Earth, she imagines the fashions of space travel in intricate, wall-sized digital drawings.
Flamboyant as his paintings and photographs, George Dureau gained worldwide acclaim for his depictions of the human figure in all of forms. Dureau was born in Midcity and lived much of his adult life as a major character the French Quarter. Dureau may be best known internationally as a photographer.