Monday, April 6, 2015

UNO St. Claude Gallery Hosts Spring 2015 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Shows

It’s that time of year.

The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery will host two concurrent Master of Fine Arts student thesis exhibitions during the month of April.

Join Us!

The gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Ave., will hold an opening reception on Saturday, April 11, from 6-9 p.m. Exhibit dates are April 11 – May 3, 2015.

Regular gallery hours are Sat-Sun, from 12-5 p.m. Please direct any inquiries to Kathy Rodriguez at, or call the gallery during open hours at 504.948.6939.

Brad Stire will exhibit video and photography in “Armchair Tourist,” and Craig Branum will show video, sculpture, and prints in his exhibition, titled “esc,” said Kathy Rodriguez, gallery director.

The UNO St. Claude Gallery, located in the avant-garde St. Claude arts district, is an off-campus fine arts gallery that houses many student, faculty and alumni exhibitions. Gifted to the University in 2012 by Metairie resident and UNO Foundation board member Dr. Alvin Merlin, the UNO St. Claude Gallery allows a permanent exhibition site for the UNO community to show their work and provides the greater New Orleans community with a venue to exhibit high quality art from exciting artists.

“My artwork is about the impact of the digital revolution on every aspect of life, such as relationships, war, and self image, Branum said in a statement.

“I explore this in the creation of sculptures that represent abstracted globes or virtual worlds, digital animations concerning the virtual and simulated, and prints as allegories for embodied post-human experience. The visual themes of my work are bitmapped patterns, early computer graphics, and twenty-sided dice." 

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