Wednesday, February 4, 2014

UNO St. Claude Gallery Hosts Two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

Now that Prospect 3.0 is over, the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery begin to roll out its spring exhibition programming, starting with two Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions.

Join Us!

The exhibitions open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, and close with a similar reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 7.

Exhibit dates are Saturday, February 14 to Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.  The gallery is located at 2429 St. Claude Ave.

Questions? Contact
Kathy Rodriguez at klrodri2@uno.edu.  

Bradford Willingham, a UNO graduate student slated to graduate in May, will show “isthmus=anchovy.” In this installation, Willingham “employs commonplace language, objects and means of communication, to create situations and sculptures that are at play with the familiar,” he said. 

A second exhibition, “Framed” will include paintings by Nora See, who said that in her installation she “appropriates and dislocates paintings as miniature trinkets to reference the consumption and altered continuum of art. Her alterations to original pieces further personalize their context to address specific autobiographical ideas.”

The two thesis exhibitions arrive at the St. Claude Gallery, just as the city closes out Prospect 3.0: Notes for Now, an international contemporary art biennial in its third iteration. This year's show featured the work of 58 artists selected by artistic director Franklin Sirmans in 18 venues located throughout New Orleans, including the UNO St. Claude Gallery, an off-campus fine arts gallery that houses many student, faculty and alumni exhibitions.

For P3, the UNO St. Claude Gallery hosted “Shrine," a collaborative project that included a film created by The Propeller Group and a sculpture by artist Christopher Myers. The exhibit, touted by reviewers as one of P3’s best, was a study of the "elusive butterfly effect — the theory of 'nonlocality,' whereby two distinct phenomena affect one another across a vast expanse of space and time," the artists said in a statement. "They explore the celebratory and unique funeral ceremonies of Saigon and New Orleans: two cities, two cultures, mirroring each other from worlds apart."

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