Since January, the UNO-St. Claude Gallery has showcased thesis projects from University of New Orleans spring 2017 fine arts graduates. This trend continues with two concurrent solo thesis exhibitions featuring works by Karie Cooper and Dana Denoux. The new exhibitions open with a reception on Saturday, April 8 from 6-9 p.m. and run through May 7, 2017. The gallery is located at 2429 St. Claude Ave., and regular gallery hours are 12-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sculptures, video, and painting in “Perspective,” by Karie Cooper, are “a collection of works exploring man's dynamic and complicated relationship with the natural world.” Cooper uses a variety of materials to create “real and imagined terrains” that bear real and manufactured traces of human presence on the landscape.
In the exhibition “From Beyond,” Dana Denoux states that the paintings and sculptures “explore the inviting and foreboding attributes of the wilderness and how it has shaped many cultures’ superstitions and beliefs.” Photographs in the exhibition “investigate how light transforms the landscape.”