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Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.
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The Colourful South explores the role color photography has played in the history of Southern photography and beyond.
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This series portrays rural and roadside life in and around the Mississippi Delta, Memphis and points between.
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Solidary and Solitary, drawn from the Joyner/Giuffrida collection, tells the history of art by African-American artists from the 1940s to the present moment.
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Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp evokes New Orleans’s natural environment—surrounded by bayous, lakes and wetlands near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It also alludes to the city’s unique cultural landscape as a creative force; the politically engaged jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp described jazz itself as a triumph of the human spirit, a lily that grows “in spite of the swamp.”
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CURRENTS is an annual exhibition which was initiated to highlight the contemporary photographic work created by NOPA members. The show will include work by as many as fifteen artists, featuring several images by each selected photographer.
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Waltzing the Muse: The Paintings of James Michalopoulos includes works from throughout the artist's career, showcasing his portrayal of the world around him, both natural and built, with an accomplished hand and a singular vision.
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A Place and Time II follows the trajectory of Southern photography from 1946 to the present.
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Gunning’s paintings depict a range of local subject matter, such as the Creole cottage-lined streets of the city’s historic neighborhoods, passing barges on the Mississippi River, and the serenity of two fishermen in the Honey Island Swamp.
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