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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
Feb. 19-26, 2013
Colorful Mardi Gras floats may not be rolling down the streets anymore, but there’s still much to see in the city. Aside from ongoing exhibits like Deborah Luster’s haunting photographs or a pair of fashionable brothers taking over Longue Vue, new exhibitions are popping up all around town. Abstract landscapes take over the Tulane art gallery, the Historic New Orleans Collection gets in touch with its Louisiana roots, and conceptualism comes to NOMA. Now that Super Bowl and Mardi Gras festivities have ended, Ogden After Hours and Friday Nights at NOMA return with more music, shows and cocktails. See what else is new in the budding New Orleans art scene below:
Openings and Events:
Carroll Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University
The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St.
Friday Nights at NOMA
Ogden After Hours
Octavia Art Gallery, 4532 Magazine St.
Scott Edwards Gallery and Studio, 2109 Decatur
“A Year and Some Change”- a solo show by photographer Ryan Hodgson-Rigsee. Opening Saturday, February 2 and on view until Saturday, April 6.
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road
Staple Goods Gallery, 1340 St. Roch
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum. See all that the Ogden’s permanent collection has to offer in terms of brilliant self-taught artists. Whether looking at the bold brush strokes of Thornton Dial or the simplistic folk painting of Nellie Mae Roe, their self-taught talents shine through in their work. Opens January 17, on view through April 7.
Andrews-Humphrey Gallery: George “The Dot Man ”Andrews (1911-1996) was a self-taught artist from Plainview, Georgia. The exhibit also includes his son, the late Benny, who was a civil rights activist and proponent for change in the art world, where he faced discrimination as a multiracial artist. Nene Humphrey is a sculpture, drawer, and printmaker whose work draws from her Roman Catholic background.
George Rodrigue’s Aioli Dinner depicts members of the Creole Gourmet Society at dinner.
Thornton Dial’s Struggling Tiger In Hard Times marks one of Dial’s most significant works from his tiger series.
Will Henry Stevens Gallery: A pioneer of southern modernism, Stevens organizes the landscapes around him in clean shapes and colors.
Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia St.
The Big Top 3 Ring Circus, 1638 Clio St.
The Front, 4100 St. Claude
Mallory Page Studio Works, 641 Julia St.
Soren Christensen, 400 Julia St.
New Orleans Museum of Art
Make Yourself at Home, in NOMA’s Great Hall. Painter Jim Richard brings his colorful modernist works to NOMA again for his first solo show in the museum since 1978. On view through February 24.
Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau: See how this French school transformed landscape in the nineteenth century. Open January 18, on view through May 19 in the Templeman Galleries.
IMAGE: Present Absence 3. Anne Nelson. 2012. 36"x48". Oil on canvas. (Tulane University)
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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