Press & Media

“World-class glass art makes med center worth a visit,” The Advocate

Medical centers aren’t usually the kind of places you go unless you have to. But if the new University Medical Center on Tulane Avenue between South Galvez Street and South Claiborne Avenue wasn’t on your list of places to visit this month, you may want to reconsider: Two world-class art installations in the new building are well worth seeking out.

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“Lin Emery,” New Orleans Art Review

More interactive work is found in Lin Emery’s kinetic sculptures at Arthur Roger Gallery. Emery, a local sculptor whose work is widely known in New Orleans and beyond, continues to be inspired by the exquisite forms that Nature offers every day.

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“Amer Kobaslija – Paintings,” The New Orleans Art Review

THE ROMANTIC IMAGE of the solitary painter, alone in a garret studio, strenuously working at a paint-spattered easel in the dead of night, certainly persists in many imaginations. That painter is charged, obsessed with the work – drunk on wine or turpentine, weary from extended periods of insomnia, living in relative filth. Despite the perceived stink of such a scene, it is an engaging thought that captures the creative vision of the uninitiated into studio practice in painting. From paintings by Amer Kobaslija at Arthur Roger Gallery, it appears that the imagined situation is not much different from standard, fanciful mental wanderings.

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“Performing Poetry,” Arts + Culture Texas

Divide Light premiered in August 2008 at Saratoga’s Montalvo Arts Center in California and has been documented in a film by Ed Robbins that premiered in April 2009 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York. The stunning costumes for Divide Light can be seen in the artist’s retrospective, Lesley Dill: Performance as Art on view through Sept. 6 at San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum.

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“NYC Artist Lesley Dill Gets Us ‘Drunk With The Starry Void’,” San Antonio Current

“Lesley Dill: Performance as Art,” a kind of retrospective and overview, has been on view at the McNay since June 10. The exhibit, which focuses especially on Dill’s contributions to performance art, gives us a close look at more than 20 years of output, in almost every medium you can imagine, including drawings, costumes, and clips from her full-blown opera Divide Light, based on the complete works of Emily Dickinson, which premiered in 2008.

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