The UNO-St. Claude Gallery opens its November and December exhibition with “Cut Tear Burn Sew,” in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, an annual photography festival in New Orleans. The exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Ave, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 11. A closing reception takes place Saturday, Dec. 10 from 6-9 p.m.
The show includes artworks by three University of New Orleans Master of Fine Arts alumni: Valerie Corradetti, Maria Levitsky and Jeffrey Rinehart. The exhibit is curated by UNO Department of Fine Arts’ Artist in Residence Ariya Martin. The exhibit’s pieces explore the architecture and structure of images through the various methods the artists employ in making their work. Steeped in processes of chemistry, editing and digital technology, photography is an especially apt medium for exploring the concept. The collaging, emulsions, printmaking and sculptural forms these artists use are the first steps towards creating the composition of the photographs, which include subjects such as architecture and landscape.
Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. The exhibition may be viewed by appointment, which can be requested via email or by contacting gallery staff at (504) 948-6939 during regular gallery hours.
PhotoNOLA seeks to enhance dialogue around the medium of photography and further develop New Orleans as a prime destination for photography collectors, enthusiasts and professionals. Coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance, the event takes place each year during the first two weekends in December. It involves galleries, museums and other venues across the city. In addition to exhibitions, the festival includes workshops, lectures, a portfolio review and a gala. Most exhibitions are free and open to the public.