The art of Amzie Adams
The All Amzie All The Time Gallery features artwork by local artist Amzie Adams, who describes his style as “post-impressionistic spacialism.” He combines New Orleans “dreamscapes” and psychedelic color palates, explains gallery owner of Lisa Faia.
Adams, who has lived in New Orleans for over 40 years, is a poet, actor, musician, filmmaker and painter.
“His work takes what he has done in the past and builds upon it with classic cars, people-scapes and stunning architecture. He captures the classic and the bohemian flairs of the French Quarter and the Faubourg Marigny,” says Faia.
Faia, who grew up in the city, says she always wanted to live in the French Quarter and open an art gallery. After being gone for over 20 years, she moved back post-Hurricane Katrina and decided to pursue her childhood dream. “The first pieces of artwork I purchased when I moved to the French Quarter were four paintings by Amzie Adams,” she says. “The energy level in my apartment immediately increased.” She says her goal as a retailer is to share the beauty of New Orleans, as depicted by Adams, with her customers.
“What I see in Amzie’s work is playful, vibrant and intoxicating New Orleans. The gallery provides an affordable range of original paintings as well as limited edition hand-embellished giclees,” she says. Currently, Adams is working on a series of paintings featuring the “unsung” street musicians of the French Quarter and these works will be for sale this summer.
Information, 832 Royal St., 872-9232, www.allamzieallthetime.com.