Monday, January 30, 2017

UNO-St. Claude Gallery Opens Two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions During Art Walk

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Exhibitions through the month of April at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery feature thesis projects from University of New Orleans spring 2017 fine arts graduates. Two concurrent solo thesis exhibitions open with a reception on Friday, Feb. 10, in conjunction with the St. Claude Art Walk, from 6-9 p.m. The gallery is located at 2429 St. Claude Ave., and regular gallery hours are Sat-Sun, 12-5 p.m.

These exhibits, “H O S T A G E S” by Dane Hansen and “Problemagic” by Sam Stolte, will feature animations, paintings, drawings, photographs and installation.

“Predatory drives move the gears of culture silently toward violence, isolation, and indifference.  They are widespread, but easily hidden and denied,” said Hansen. “Somewhere between Goya and Muybridge, I discovered I could represent their subliminal environment, where death and circumstance are not absolutes, but pliable means to an end.”

Often inspired by narratives recollected from popular sources, such as podcasts and websites, Stolte describes his work as “a pictorial manifestation of everything from visualized passages in literature to eavesdropping.” 

The exhibitions will run from February 10 – March 5, 2017. Due to Carnival, the closing reception will take place on Saturday, March 4, from 6-9 p.m.