Rob Wynne: FLOAT On view at the Brooklyn Museum from June 6, 2018, to January 6, 2019 The Brooklyn Museum is pleased to present Rob Wynne: FLOAT, a site-specific activation putting the artist’s signature glass installations in dialogue with works in the American Art galleries. The presentation features fifteen works, mostly made from hand-poured, mirrored…
March 3, 2018 PRESS RELEASE Exhibition Dates: March 3 – April 21 , 2018Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3 from 6 – 8 pmGallery Location: 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pmContact Info: 504.522.1999; arthurrogergallery.com The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present Ruminations, an exhibition of…
Brent McKeever’s interest in professional photography was piqued when he attended an event hosted by friends and models, Faith and Cambrie Schroder. He observed young photographers skillfully documenting the festivities, and the genuine happiness reflected in the faces of their subjects. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion. Citing Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin as main influences, McKeever experimented with various settings and social situations, eventually realizing that his strength and preference lay with swimwear and beach shoots.
The Arthur Roger Gallery is honored to be hosting the first joint exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe and George Dureau. Mapplethorpe and Dureau were introduced in New Orleans in the 1970s by prominent local collector, Dr. Russell Albright. The two artists became friends, endeared by their mutual interests, and their friendship informed their artistic ideals and emboldened their individual contributions. The influence that each artist had on the other is beautifully apparent in this exhibition of almost forty 20×16 inch, black and white photographs. The images feature male nudes, mostly African American, and were taken between the late 70s and early 90s.
The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by David Yarrow. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from January 6 – February 17, 2018. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance on Saturday, January 6 from 6-8 pm. In addition, the gallery will host a walkthrough with the artist on Saturday, January 6 at 1 pm. This exhibition is presented concurrent to the New Orleans Triennial, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, through February 25.
Spirit in the Dark is Douglas Bourgeois’ ninth exhibition with the gallery. The title of the exhibition is taken from the 1970 gospel-tinged soul song by Aretha Franklin. Bourgeois’ long-established inspirations include Deep Soul and Gospel music, primitive rock and roll, vernacular religious imagery, and discarded paper ephemera.
The Queen of Mirth represents the mother of all things creative, bearing an interdisciplinary exhibition based on the new romantic notion that art should be entertaining and challenging, and that which is amusing has as much potential to effect change as that which is political. From the viewpoint of two young children – a twin boy and girl – the gallery transforms into a kind of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ surrealism.
Troy Dugas is renowned for his meticulously created mandala-like compositions from shredded labels, as well as more recent works incorporating additional media to form portraits and compelling still life compositions. Balancing Act, the artist’s fifth exhibition with the gallery, refers to an attempt to balance representation and abstraction.
“Entangled” is Brian Guidry’s first exhibition with the gallery and features three large-scale paintings with reoccurring themes of technology and the manipulation of nature. Guidry synthesizes color, sound and texture to create “digitized” or “dissolved landscapes,” which range visually from compressed lines of color to abstract eruptions.
Crossing is Ralph Bourque’s first exhibition with the gallery and includes four large-scale ink drawings on paper. The meticulous landscape chronicles represent the passing of a day – loosely referencing dawn, noon, dusk and midnight, which the artist likens to the cycle of artistic creation.