What's Hot: October 2012
Select Photos by Cheryl Gerber
Though the city of New Orleans is synonymous with music, its talented visual artists and art galleries are important pieces to the city’s cultural prominence. The city is full of works that could spruce up any room in your home. Whether it’s a painting from a local artist or an iconic screenprint from Andy Warhol, find a new piece of art this fall in your favorite local gallery.
Judt at the Rink
Marina from Marina’s Watercolours creates custom paintings of houses – a great keepsake for you or a loved one. The artist works from a photograph that she takes or the customer sends. The paintings are available in 5-by-7, 8-by-10 and 11-by-14, and they can also be made into cards.
Martine Chaisson Gallery
727 Camp St.
“Untitled” by Hunt Slonem is a 34-by-30 acrylic on canvas. “Using vibrant color and loose abstract forms, Slonem captures the lush landscapes of southern Louisiana,” says Martine Chaisson of Martine Chaisson Gallery. The inspiration for Slonem’s new Bayou Series came from his two 19th-century plantations in Louisiana.
Jean Bragg Gallery
600 Julia St.
“Bayou Teche, Lost World” is part of “Louisiana Reveries” by Thomas Sully, the October show for the Jean Bragg Gallery. The oil on canvas is a 22-by-28 painting. “I first experienced the beauty of Bayou Teche when I evacuated to St. Mary Parish during Hurricane Katrina,” Sully says in his artist’s statement. “It offered solace then and to this day provides a rich vein of landscape subjects. I take my place in a long line of Romantic painters who have been attracted to this haunting landscape for centuries.”
Martin Lawrence Galleries
433 Royal St.
Martin Lawrence Galleries is home to original paintings, sculpture and limited edition graphics by Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt and more famous artists. “Marilyn #25” is a 36-by-36 hand-signed screenprint by Andy Warhol from 1967.
Studio Amanda Talley
1382 Magazine St.
This abstract 36-by-48 acrylic on birch panel titled “Grayton” is by Amanda Talley. The local artist received her masters in fine arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design and has been a part of exhibitions all over the South.
Newcomb Art Gallery
Woldenberg Art Center (Building 81)
This piece is one of the works from Newcomb Art Gallery’s current exhibition “Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture.” The exhibition “brings together artists who divert commonplace visual materials into new territories of expression to spotlight evolving attitudes toward the repurposing of existing photographic imagery,” says Teresa Parker of Newcomb Art Gallery. See all of the pieces before the exhibition closes October 14.
Longshore Studio Gallery
4848 Magazine St.
Ashley Longshore’s “Audrey with 42 monarchs” is a diptych, a work made of two hinged panels, from the Longshore Studio Gallery. Each panel is 108-by-54 acrylic and mixed media on canvas with heavy resin. Longshore Studio Gallery,