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Art Openings and Shows in NOLAEach week, NoDef brings you a comprehensive directory of visual arts
in the Crescent City from Julia to St. Claude
Dec. 12-Dec. 19
PhotoNOLA continues through the weekend, drawing artistic and curatorial talent from around the globe. Tonight, take a stroll through the Ogden’s Taylor Library for a PhotoWalk which features portfolios of Jane Fulton Alt, Linda Alterwitz, Bruce Ambuel and Susan Barnett. GAS and Epaul Julien grace Julia Street, alongside Brooke Shaden and Kate Blacklock for the Photographic Event of the year. If your New Year’s Resolutions for 2013 included getting out to Second Saturday in St. Claude Arts District, this is your last opportunity to keep it!
Barrister’s, 2331 St. Claude Avenue at Spain Street
Barrister’s ends the year with a veritable plethora of talent featuring the photographic mastery of Tim Best, Dennis Couvillon, Euphus Ruth and Artemis Antippas.
“Streets Not To Cross” features cyanotypes by Philip Roderic Yiannopoulos, a multi-media exploration into the proximity of disparate neighborhoods, their interdependence, and the streets of New Orleans.
The Front, 4100 St. Claude Avenue
Opening Reception Saturday from 6pm to 10pm
Gallery Talk on Suday December 15th at 2pm
Room 4: “Lawss of the Land,” Kant Smith
Lawss of the Land is an exploration of that peculiar pride of America: the individual citizen's right to keep and bear arms.Lawss of the Land seeks to undermine the gun's symbolic authority by ridiculously and horrifically asserting the gun's own corporeality
Opening Saturday from 6pm to 10pm
Group Show, “Friday the 13th”
Features the work of Katie Kline, Rachel Granofsky, Jared Ragland, Timothy Briner and Aaron Collier. Curated by Sophie T. Lvoff. The imprecise origins of the Friday the 13th superstition suggests that our collective psyches are as susceptible to the idea of the superstition as much as its ardent believers feel they are susceptible to the benevolent or malicious forces that a superstition carries with it. The day stands out, even for those who don't believe. Yet an observer would not be surprised to see even the non-believers acting with an extra sense of caution throughout the day.
Press Street’s Antenna, 3718 St. Claude Avenue
Staple Goods, 1340 St. Roch Avenue
Opening Reception Saturday from 6pm to 9pm
UNO St. Claude, 2429 St. Claude Avenue
Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia Street
Ariodante proudly displays the fun, whimsical abstract expressionist paintings of St. Martinville artist Louise Guidry. The wooden-inlaid, unconventionally styled furniture of Peg Martinez takes a fresh perspective on woodcraft, jewelry by Peggy Logan, more furniture by Trent Marek, and a Lagniappe Show of artistic fashion drawings by Rhonda Corley. All through December
Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 & 434 Julia Street
Kate Blacklock, Still Life/Nightscape
Boyd Satellite, 440 Julia Street
Stephen Forster exhibit. Called “The Richard Avedon of the South” by the Times-Picayune, Forster is a New Orleans native who displays selections from his now 35 years of photo’ing celebrities. On display through December 30th.
Sandra Russell Clark, “Traces” – Portraiture Clark collected during travels in Italy which she has retrieved for its revealing look into the various subjects which “reveal an emotional breadth and psychological intricacy in the sitter’s expression” which invite the viewer to speculate on endless psychological projections. This is an excellent opportunity to discover the neuroses, fears and general gossip of unsuspecting company through a little covert adult play therapy. Sounds fun! Take a secretive friend and prepare to listen.
Jeremy Kidd “Fictional Realities” stunning photographs slice, dice and skew the urban landscape of Italy in color-saturated “temporal excursions” he pieces together. Mystifying compositions which seek to rebuild a new three-dimensional world of his imagining through vivid and lovely photography.
Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia Street
Opening Reception Saturday, November 2nd from 6pm to 9pm
d.o.c.s Gallery, 709 Camp Street
d.o.c.s. prepares for the new year, installing a solo show by Brad Dupuy which opens January 5th of 2014.
The Foundation Gallery, 608 Julia Street
Jeana Baumgardner’s “Beyond this Point” exuberant works placed lovingly, imaginatively on the universal grid by an artist to watch.
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia Street
Generic Art Solutions in the persons of Matt Vis and Tony Campbell take cute cuddly baby Jesus out of the Manger this Christmas season and out to dinner at Emmaus, leaving stones of Baroque art unturned forever. A tour of human drama through examination of recurring themes in art, G.A.S helps us put it together and it shouldn’t be missed. Only one piano was harmed in the making of this really, really, really great show. Up through December 30th.
Marcus Kenney, “Fallen Animals” This rurally raised Louisiana photographer brings us the stark and visually compelling black and white photography from locations like Burnt Pot Island and the Parish Line. SCAD educated artist whose work has traveled all over the globe and come back to New Orleans for a jarring and technically magnificent visit.
LeMieux Gallery, 332 Julia Street
Mary Lee Eggart’s “Spiritus Sanctus” offers an aviary visit back to Renaissance tapestry through her fanciful paintings.
Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp Street
Octavia Gallery, 454 Julia Street
E2’s “Art of Empathy” re-enacts historic paintings through the medium of photography. The duo, Epaul Julien and Elizabeth Kleinveld insert themselves seamlessly into paintings by VanEyk, Titian, and Manet not through digital manipulation, but with live props. A fun and visually striking addition to PhotoNOLA. Only up through December 28th. Get there.
Soren Christensen, 400 Julia Street
Brooke Shaden’s “The In-Between” features the haunting photography of a haunted imagination throughout the month of December at Soren Christensen. Large-scale photos envelope the viewer, so be careful how close you stand. These are images that will stay with you in spirit and memory, so viewer beware!
Gretchen Weller-Howard’s “Witness” – Paintings by the artist.
Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles (enter on Gravier)
TEN Gallery, 4432 Magazine Street
“Grotesquerie,” Shiverbones (Matthew Kirscht and Michael Bonfiglio)
Façade, new works from Sarah Wiseman
The Great Work Presents, “Blue Kachina/ Red Kachina”
Organized to celebrate the printed image in book form through photography and repurposed images, Unfolding Images is a functioning library and reading room, allowing visitors the opportunity to review a juried selection of photobooks at the CAC during PhotoNOLA 2013.
“The Great Picture” memorializes a moment of radical change in photography. The image is a final marker at the end of 170 years of film/chemistry-based photography and the commencement of digital dominance. The photograph was made using an abandoned fighter jet aircraft hangar in Southern California transformed into a gigantic camera obscura—the world’s largest camera.
SUBMERGE, Lee Deigaard
NOMA, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park
Friday Nights at NOMA
Featuring music by the Pfister Sisters 5pm to 8pm
Film: American Experience: Ansel Adams, 7pm
“Photography at NOMA”
Opens November 10th
Gordon Parks “The Making of an Argument”
Described as “a remarkable, inspiring creative force. . . . who sought to put a human face on the currents of history” by Life Magazine, Gordon Parks’ photos helped shape our views of the tumultuous 20th century as it unfolded. Parks’ subject matter ranged from fashion and politicians to poverty and crime. “The Making of an Argument” exhibits photos from Parks’ documentation of gang problems in Harlem that turned into a close rapport with a gang’s leader, Red Jackson. The show opens Thursday, September 12 and runs through January 19th.
NOMA & Contemporary Arts Center team up to present Edward Burtynsky’s “Water”
Juror’s Talk, 4:30pm
Currents 2013 Exhibition Opening, 5pm to 7pm
PhotoWALK, 6pm to 8pm, Showcasing 70 photographers
Curator’s Talk, Richard McCabe
Sunday, December 15th at 2pm
Gina Phillips, “I Was Trying Hard to Think About Sweet Things”
Wood, metal, paint, and fabric figure into this magical collection of works by local renowned artist Gina Phillips, sometimes all in one composition. The exhibit features a three feet tall skating skirt and Fats Domino levitating. Try hard to see all the sweet things Phillps has created!
Annie Collinge, “Underwater Mermaid Theater”
The Mythology of Florida
Jim White presents Scrapbook of a Fringe Dweller
Into the Light: Photographs from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art: This exhibition will highlight many rare and previously-unseen photographs from the permanent collection. Included will be photographs by: Shelby Lee Adams, William Christenberry, George Dureau, William Eggleston, Birney Imes, Roland L. Freeman, Marion Post Wolcott, and many others.
Walter Inglis Anderson: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Southern Regionalists: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
George Rodrigue’s Aioli Dinner depicts members of the Creole Gourmet Society at dinner.
The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street
In 1993, long before the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War—upon which we, as a nation, are now reflecting—A. J. Meek, professor of photography at Louisiana State University, presented a proposal to the university’s council of research stating a desire to photograph the 384 documented Civil War battlefield sites at the same time of year the battles were fought
Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the Civil War
The Cabildo & The Presbytere, 701 Chartres Street
The Wildlife Carvings of a Louisiana Artist
Visions of Excellence
An annual exhibition of extraordinary images by photojournalists around the world, Visions of Excellence returns to the Louisiana State Museum for the 5th consecutive year. Thirty-seven museum quality photographic prints are on view in the current show. Selected from more than 40,000 submissions to the 2012 Pictures of the Year International competition, this exhibit presents a wide-angle view of world events through extraordinary images of war, catastrophe, politics, sports, the arts, entertainment, science, nature and daily life.
They Call Me Baby Doll
The Palm, the Pine, and the Cypress
Newcomb artists drew inspiration from Louisiana's native plants and wildlife to create the distinctive forms and patterns prized by collectors today. The Palm, the Pine, and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans presents more than 50 glazed ceramics pieces paired with archival photographs documenting the pottery's history through the 1940s.
Preservation Hall at 50
Living with Hurricanes: KATRINA & beyond
Listings by Cheryl Castjohn
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz
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