Lesley Dill’s spring residency at the Fullerton College art gallery alters popular conceptions of conventional art by not being simple paintings hung on walls.
The New York artist Cheryl Donegan exhibits pacesetting works at the New Museum spanning twenty-three years.
At his new exhibition “From a Distance,” which opened on Saturday, January 9, Gene Koss unveiled a wide range of mixed-media work. The new glass-and-metal works at Arthur Roger Gallery in downtown New Orleans reference two very different environments — the majestic rural landscape of Wisconsin farmland where Koss grew up, and the more vulnerable Mississippi River Delta ecosystem, where man-made engineering vies with the unruly river and gulf waters that are held at bay, imperfectly, through an elaborate system of levees and dams.
Eugenie Schwartz, an artist who found popularity and renown in her native New Orleans for her surreal, darkly humorous pieces, died on Dec. 30 at her home in the Bywater neighborhood there. She was 64.
IT CAN’T BE stated enough, that in a world increasingly dependent upon the Internet for information and interaction, we grow increasingly distanced from physical time and place. And rather than being more connected, we are ever increasingly disconnected. Which is perhaps in part why we are so ineffectual at dealing with the strife at hand. Stagnantly we stand, caught in the quandary of Bud and Mary Sue’s “Pleasantville.”
Two exhibits inspired by the world of nature open this Friday at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Four artists use nature’s elements as inspiration. A member’s reception for the artists will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. “Between Nature and Technology” is an exhibition of artwork from New Orleans-based artists Courtney Egan and David Sullivan.
Initially, Nicole Charbonnet’s spectrally painted compositions with repeating patterns suggest the empty “zombie formalism” favored by Wall Street investors in recent years, but look again and microecosystems of words and images emerge from obscurity beneath painterly washes in works that utilize time like a tone or color.
Billed as an exploration of landscape painting and the complex connections between climate change, species extinction and migration, Jacqueline Bishop’s new show at Arthur Roger Gallery encompasses familiar environmental topics from the daily news. But her imagery evokes a realm of nature so otherworldly that mythology and sorcery may be the most immediate references that come to mind.
Mid-City Art Studios continues to provide space for more than 25 artists to explore new processes and turn out fascinating works. Today, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4436 Toulouse St., the group hosts an open studio event that aims to offer the public a look inside the creative process. Better still, photographs, paintings, pastels, ceramics, multi-media works and more will be for sale.
It was a wild night of rain and wind, but family, friends and fans turned out when Jacqueline Bishop opened “The Other Landscape” and Nicole Charbonnet opened “All You Need Know” at Arthur Roger Gallery. The show is up through Dec. 26.