Exhibitions through the month of April at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery will feature thesis projects from University of New Orleans spring 2017 fine arts graduates. Two concurrent solo thesis exhibitions open with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 6-9 p.m. and run through Feb. 5, 2017. The gallery is located at 2429 St. Claude Ave., and regular gallery hours are Sat-Sun, 12-5 p.m.
The first two featured exhibits, “Time Signature” by Brent Houzenga and “Ripple” by Tyler P. Haney, both use painting and portraiture as media and subjects.
Houzenga stated that he focuses on content of time and synchronicity, as well as “integrating the shadow,” with a “special interest in the discarded which puts him in a position where his process ends up eating itself,” in multi-media paintings and installation sourced from photographs and studio debris.
Haney’s close-cropped portraits in airbrush and mixed-media collages show his “investigation of perception and emotion.” According to Haney, “The brain is a powerful tool that powers our visual perception and my work aims to give it something to work upon.”