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Upcoming lecture

Researching Early Modern Faces

Researching Early Modern Faces

A Round Table discussion with Professor and Guest Curator
Anne Dunlop and students | Tuesday, April 22, 5pm, Freeman Auditorium


Carroll Gallery

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibiton

Dan Alley: Always Gold | April 9-17

Dan Alley

Opening reception: Friday, April 11, 5:30-7:30pm, Gallery walk through: 6pm


Anthony Stellacio: Drink from the River | March 22-April 30, Du Mois Gallery

Anthony Stellacio


Newcomb Art Gallery

  Early Modern Faces

Early Modern Faces: European Portraits 1480-1780

curated by Anne Dunlop, Newcomb Art Department

March 27-June 29, 2014


Phone (504) 865-5327
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Newcomb Art News


St Sebastian by Simon Vouet, Sarah Cambell Blaffer Foundation

‘Early Modern’ portraits at Newcomb tell a fascinating story

The Newcomb Art Gallery might be underselling its new exhibition.

Described as the gallery’s “largest exhibition ever of Old Master art,” “Early Modern Faces: European Portraits 1480-1780” isn’t just the biggest collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings ever shown on the Tulane campus. It’s one of the largest exhibitions of its kind ever shown in New Orleans, period.

It also happens to be one of the best.

Featuring more than 90 paintings, prints, and etchings by a constellation of art historical superstars including Rembrandt, Goya and Van Dyck, this immensely satisfying show proves that an exhibition of this kind of art can be made broadly accessible to a general audience without sacrificing scholarly heft.

The exhibition, curated by Newcomb Associate Professor of Art History Anne Dunlop, is mostly comprised of works from Houston’s Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. Blaffer, a daughter of one of the founders of Texaco, established a fund in the 1970s that was used to acquire an encyclopedic collection of artworks, which have been loaned to many other institutions over the years. Several pieces from the New Orleans Museum of Art round out the selection.

- John D. Addario in The New Orleans Advocate,  read more...


Stylus by Bonnie Maygarden

Bonnie Maygarden exhibits at Staple Goods and Gallery 2


Bonnie Maygarden, 2014 MFA candidate, has a solo exhibition at Staple Goods in New Orleans opening Saturday, April 12 with a reception from 6-9pm. Maygarden uses deceptive techniques to leaven the self-referential flatness of late modernist painting with the emotional coolness of a screen-based experience. 

Maygarden will also be featured in a four person abstract painting show, "Staring at the Sun,” curated by Craig Drennen at Gallery 2, in Atlanta, Georgia which will be on view from April 26 ­-June 14.

 


Bonnie Maygarden, Stylus, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches



Glass exhibit

Glass students exhibit at OCH Gallery

"Clear Aspects: Conversations in Glass," an exhibit of works by Tulane University undergraduate and graduate students will be on view at OCH Gallery from April 12 - May 2, 2014.  The works featured represent a variety of studio techniques, including glass blowing and casting by graduate students Daniel Alley and Jeffrey Stenbom,  as well as undergraduates Claire Beauchamp, Noah Conlay, Addi Ginsberg, Eric Hess, Ben Kim, Tom Lobell, and Petr Verner. 

An opening reception will be held at the OCH Gallery, 1638 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, on Saturday April 12, 10am-3pm.


condensation on my mind

Ronna Harris exhibits at New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

Ronna Harris, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Newcomb Art Department, will exhibit a new body of work titled "Closer Examination" at the Academy Gallery in New Orleans. Harris' paintings communicate a state of controlled chaos as she combines two divergent forces and approaches: realism and abstract expression.  By a proficient handling of light, a mastery of images, and a skillful mark making method, the paintings confer an illusion of reality to something that's not real. The end result is a spatial between magic and illusion rooted in the American Realist tradition. Her philosophy is art is magic, and the magic is illusion. 

An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, April 5, 6-8pm. The exhibition will be open through May 2, 2014. The Academy Gallery is located at 5256 Magazine Street.


"Condensation on My Mind," by Ronna Harris

Early Modern Faces

Anne Dunlop curates major exhibition of Old Masters

The Newcomb Art Gallery will stage its largest exhibition ever of Old Master art when it opens “Early Modern Faces: European Portraits 1480-1780” on March 27 at Tulane University. The exhibition, which will be on display through June 29, brings together nearly 90 Old Master paintings and prints by some of the most famous artists of Renaissance and Baroque Europe, including Van Dyck, Veronese, Zurbaran, Rembrandt and Goya. “It’s an enormous show,” said curator Anne Dunlop, an art history professor at Tulane. “It’s a real achievement to have this show here. And it’s a big chance for the people of New Orleans to see works that they wouldn’t necessarily get to see.”

The rise of the portrait was one of the fundamental artistic developments of early-modern art, with the artist trying to record the subject’s appearance while documenting a social, historical or ideal persona. “Any historic house you go into, you’ll see portraits,” Dunlop said. “But we don’t necessarily think about the fact that they have a particular development and a particular style. This is a chance for people to see how portraits came into being and to think about what they are looking at. There is a kind of staged or performance aspect to these works.”


Dunlop said the exhibition is one of the biggest displays of Old Master art to ever take place in New Orleans. Most of the works are on loan from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Collection of Houston, with several from the New Orleans Museum of Art. An exhibition catalog, which includes entries written by Tulane students, will be available for purchase at a cost of $13.  
[Barri Bronston, Tulane New Wave, March 19, 2014]
  
Adam Mysock at VOLTA NY

Adam Mysock exhibits at VOLTA NY

Adam Mysock, Professor of Practice in Painting and Drawing, had a solo show in New York (SoHo) earlier this month as part of this year’s VOLTA NY art fair.  Along with eighteen older paintings, he exhibited a new body of work titled “The Jetsam” which explored technology as a marker of time. Mysock's debut exhibit in New York generated significant media coverage and interest by collectors. More than half the paintings were sold in one day to the 21c Museum in Louisville, Kentucky and private collectors in New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The work was reviewed/featured in Installation Magazine (Technological Parameters: Adam Mysock at Volta NY), in Posture Magazine (Artists to Watch Out For/Highlights of Volta NY), on Hamptons Art Hub (Critic’s View: Viewer Engagement a Priority at VOLTA NY), on ArtLyst (High Volta Armory Week’s Best Satellite), on ArtNet (The Imagination Runs Wild at VOLTA NY 2014), on ArtDaily (Quality Reigns in Volta NY’s Stellar Seventh Edition), and on ArtNews (29 Artists With Their Work at New York Art Fairs) among others.


Helen C. Evans

Alumna Helen C. Evans to deliver the first annual Wladis Seminar on Curatorial Careers

The Newcomb Art Department presents the first annual Wladis Seminar on Curatorial Careers, "Curating Byzantium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Installations and Exhibitions," a lecture by Helen C. Evans, Ph.D., the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

A specialist in Early Christian, Byzantine and Armenian art, Dr. Evans received B.A. from Newcomb College and her masters and Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. After joining the curatorial staff of the Museum in 1991, she installed the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Byzantine Art, the first galleries dedicated to Byzantine art in an encyclopedic museum, in 2000 and expanded them in 2008. She has curated three landmark exhibitions on Byzantine Art - Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th – 9th Century) in 2012, Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557) in 2004, and The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era (843-1261).


The Wladis Seminar will be held on Thursday, March 13 at 6:00pm in Freeman Auditorium, followed by a reception in Woodward Way.


Lucia Abramovich

Lucia Abramovich appointed Spanish Colonial Fellow at NOMA

Lucia Abramovich, PhD candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies at Tulane, has joined the staff at the New Orleans Museum of Art as the new curatorial fellow of Spanish Colonial Art.

Abramovich is currently reviewing NOMA's extensive collection of Spanish Colonial art which will ultimately result in a new installation at the museum. She will also serve as institutional curator for Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish Colonial Home, 1492-1898, an exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art that will open at NOMA on June 20, 2014.

 

[Arts Quarterly, New Orleans Museum of Art, Winter 2014, photo by Judy Cooper]

Weston Lambert

Assistant Professor AnnieLaurie Erickson and Professor of Practice Weston Lambert exhibit in New York

AnnieLaurie Erickson is participating in Distant Images, Local Positions, a group photography show at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York. The exhibit was curated by Wafaa Bilaal and opens January 24 and runs until March 8. The exhibition also shows work by Haseeb Ahmed and Daniel Baird, Hasan Elahi,  Regina Mamou, Mary Mattingly, Trevor Paglen, Travis LeRoy Southworth, and Scott Patrick Wiener.

Weston Lambert was selected for UrbanGlass's Annual MFA Exhibition which highlights emerging artists who use glass in their work. This year's show presents large-scale sculpture by artists whose work explores the natural world through the combination of glass, found objects, wood, and technology. The MFA Exhibition also features work by Melissa Athey, Sarah Briland, and Wil Sideman. The exhibition will be on view at the Agnes Varis Art Center, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY from January 22 - March 15, 2014.


Jennifer Drinkwater

Carroll Gallery to host Tribute Exhibition for Sandy Chism

The Carroll Gallery will host the exhibition “A Tribute to Sandy Chism:  an exhibition of work by friends, colleagues, students and mentors” from January 13 – 30th.  Sandy Chism was an associate professor of painting and drawing at Tulane who passed away in January of 2013. 

“This exhibition will bring together work by so many people who were influenced by Sandy in one way or another, and we hope it will serve as a fitting tribute.  She was an inspiring professor to so many, a wonderful colleague, and an artist of such evocative works,” said Laura Richens, Curator of the Carroll Gallery in the Newcomb Art Department.

Participating artists include:  Zarouhie Abdalian, Raine Bedsole, Eleanor Bernadas, Simonette Berry, Taylor Bonds, Lisa Bulawsky, Ellen Bull, Angela Burks, Joseph Burwell, Kyle Chaput, Teresa Cole, Aaron Collier, Liese Dart, Bonita Day, Alyssa Dennis, Laura Doughtie, Becky Durham, Jennifer Drinkwater, Eden Gass, David Gillies, Brian Glaser, Margot Goodan, Rachel Granberry, Adam Hall, Ronna Harris, Brian Hitselberger, Emily Huffman, Jennifer Ickes, Maureen Iverson, Jeremy Jernegan, Josh Knott, Yasamin Keshtakar, Karyn Kirke, Molly Knobloch, Casey Lard, Victoria Le, Nicole Lehrer, Barbie L’Hoste, Kathleen Loe, Allison McAshan, Judith Burns McCrea, Amy McKinnon, Kayleigh Maier, Madeline Marak, Ali Mills, Lance Morris, Lara Mossler, Adam Mysock, Matteo Neivert, Jamie Oliver, Gina Phillips, Marc-Anthony Polizzi, Laurel Porcari, Laura Richens, David Robinson, Blake Sanders, Hannah March Sanders, Karoline Schleh, Gordon Sherman, Billy Solitario, Alexis Stahl, Ben Trinh, Annie Walker, Josh Windham, Bronwen Wyatt, and others.
 
The exhibition’s Artists’ Reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16.  The reception is free and open to the public.


Port Allen by AnnieLaurie Erickson

Newcomb Artists at PhotoNOLA

Assistant Professor AnnieLaurie Erickson will be featured in an exhibition at the Ogden Museum and has co-curated a show at the Front in conjunction with PhotoNOLA. Currents2013 opens December 13 at the Ogden Museum and features work by members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. PhotoBOMB, curated by Lee Deigaard & AnnieLaurie Erickson, opens December 14 at The Front, 4100 St. Claude Avenue. This is a group show of photographic works featuring interventions, disruptions, and inciting events. There will be an Artist/Curator Talk at The Front on Sunday, December 15 at 2pm. 

Adjunct Assistant Professor Sophie T. Lvoff (MFA '13) curated a show, Friday the 13th, at Good Children Gallery in New Orleans that features two Tulane MFA Alumni, Jared Ragland ('03) and Aaron Collier ('05). This group exhibition will be on view December 13-January 5, with an opening PhotoNOLA preview on Friday, December 13th 7-9pm; panel discussion led by Emily Wilkerson on Saturday, December 14 at 4pm; and opening reception sponsored by Bayou Rum on Saturday, December 14, 6-10pm.

PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide. The 2013 festival will take place from December 12 – December 15 with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month.


Teresa Cole, Chevrons, relief print, 44" x 30", 2012

Teresa Cole at Art Miami 2013

This week the art world converges on Art Miami, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair. Newcomb Art professor Teresa Cole is represented by two galleries which will showcase her work during this art extravaganza. Atlanta's WhiteSpace gallery will be presenting her work at Aqua and Callan Contemporary of New Orleans will show hew work at SCOPE Miami Beach.

Cole's works are explorations of illusion. They incorporate many qualities inherent to the science of optics. Through the use of pattern, repetition, and the representation of space (both shallow and deep) optics is utilized as an agent of seduction. The intent is to examine the malleability of sensory knowledge through layering, enlarged marks, and magnified views. Relationships are formed between abstraction and representation, the simple and the complex, and ultimately the viewer and the viewed.

Professor Cole, Chair of the Newcomb Art Department, holds the Ellsworth Woodward Professorship in Art. She earned a BFA in fiber arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and received much of her early print education as a working member of Peacock Printmakers in Aberdeen, Scotland. She completed an MFA in printmaking from Cranbook Academy of Art. Ms. Cole has spent time as an artist-in-residence at Khoj Kolkata in India, the Frans Masereel Graphics Center in Belgium and Hardground Printmakers in Cape Town, South Africa.


[Chevrons, relief print, 44" x 30", 2012]


Art History Graduate Students

Anne Dunlop and Students visit the Blaffer Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Associate Professor of Art History, Anne Dunlop, took her seminar on 'Early Modern Portraits' to the Sarah Campbell Blaffer collection at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston on November 1-2. The class is organized in conjunction with an exhibition Dunlop is curating, 'Early Modern Faces,' which will be held at the Newcomb Art Gallery from March 27 to June 29, 2014. The show brings together almost 90 Old Master portraits, both paintings and prints, mostly drawn from the Blaffer collections, and the students are writing the catalogue entries on the paintings. This will be the largest exhibition of Old Master art ever held at the Newcomb Art Gallery and one of the most important shows of European art held in New Orleans.


Adam Mysock Mount Monroe

Adam Mysock exhibits in "Crescent City Connection" at the Dishman Art Museum

Adam Mysock, Senior Professor of Practice, Newcomb Art Department, is currently featured in an exhibition called "Crescent City Connection" at the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University (Beaumont, Texas).

Mysock is one of thirteen artists included in the show that runs through the fall. He has nine paintings exhibited – a series called Mountains Named After Presidents (at left: Mount Monroe), Seen From a Distance and one called Backward, Inward, Outward, Forward. 


Aaron Collier, Out of Line

Aaron Collier and Dave Greber selected for the Joan Mitchell Center NOLA Studio Program

Aaron Collier, Senior Professor of Practice in Art Studio, and Dave Greber, Adjunct Instructor in Digital Arts, were selected by The Joan Mitchell Center as two of ten artists for the 2013-2014 New Orleans Local Artists (“NOLA”) Studio Program. Artists will receive a free studio and a materials stipend for five months, as well as professional development support over the full length of the pilot. Finalists were selected from a pool of artists nominated by members of the New Orleans arts and cultural community. Images of the candidates' artwork were viewed for consideration through an anonymous process by a jury panel in early fall, and all nominees then participated in interviews with Joan Mitchell Center and Foundation staff to discuss firsthand their need for a workspace and professional development support.


Holly Flora lectures at the Cloisters

Holly Flora lectures at the Metropolitan's Cloisters Museum, New York

Holly Flora, Associate Professor of Art History, gave a gallery talk on October 19 at the Cloisters, the branch museum of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The lecture was titled "Monks, Mendicants, and the Art of Reform." 

While in New York Professor Flora also attended the annual fall board meeting of the International Center of Medieval Art and participated in a colloquium at Columbia University connected to the exhibition "Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim" currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Legs

Stephanie Porras: The Young Dürer opens at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London


Stephanie Porras, Assistant Professor of Art History, both contributed an essay and co-edited the catalogue for a landmark exhibition opening at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery in London, The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure. This exhibition focuses on the remarkable early figure drawings of the great German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) made during a period of discovery in the young artist's life when he was traveling widely, absorbing diverse influences and investigating the figure (often his own).

The exhibition will be open October 17, 2013 - January 14, 2014. Professor Porras will also be participating in a joint conference, Dürer and Warburg: Interpreting Antiquity, held at the Warburg Institute and the Research Forum at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

 

 
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Study of the artist’s left leg from two view points (verso), 1493
Pen and brown ink, 291 x 200 mm
Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London, D.1978.PG.251


Jane Cassidy Square Ball

Jane Cassidy's Square Ball at Art for Arts Sake 2013 


Jane Cassidy, second year MFA candidate in Digital Arts, will be presenting Square Ball on Saturday October 5  from 6-9pm on the 400 block of Julia Street.  This one-night-only site specific art installation is part of the Contemporary Art Center's annual Art for Art's Sake block party.

Square Ball is an immersive audio visual installation for tape, projection and fog machine. Fog fills the room to highlight the trajectory of light from the projection creating a perceptible 3d animated light sculpture. The tangible, moving light creates a room of luminescence within the darkness. The work encourages audience movement and participation. By using the body to interrupt the light spectacular and captivating effects can be created. The work gives space for the audience to explore fog patterns and to play with the light. Square Ball offers a multi-sensory experience that can isolate, transport and excite the audience with the combination of sound and light moving in synchrony.



Tension by Patch Somerville

Patch Somerville exhibition opens at the Academy Gallery on Art for Arts Sake 2013

The Academy Gallery presents new work by Patch Somerville a first year MFA Candidate in Painting and Drawing.

The opening reception is Saturday, October 5th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The exhibition will run through October 26th. The Academy Gallery is located at 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA.


Bonnie Maygarden

Bonnie Maygarden Virtuous Reality and Dave Greber Gr8 @wakening! at the Front 09.14-10.06

Works by Bonnie Maygarden, second year MFA candidate in Painting, and Dave Greber, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Digital Arts are on exhibit at The Front Gallery, 4100 St. Claude Avenue. In Virtuous Reality Bonnie Maygarden aims to understand the place of painting in a seductive world of synthetic and manufactured imagery. Through the creation of works by hand that feel as though they have been created with the use of technology, Bonnie invites the viewer to question their perception and expectations of the painted image.  Front member, Dave Greber presents two new video installations:  Free Love, a monitor-based loop and S.N.E.E.Z. (are your sure you want clear history?), a new 3-channel Stasseo mural.  Could this be the one "weird' trick that finally prepares you to be shocked? Strange new secret finding baffles art critics! 


Adam Mysock at Volta

Adam Mysock: solo exhibition at VOLTA9 in Basel

Adam Mysock, Senior Professor of Practice in the Department of Art, had a solo exhibition of his paintings as part of the Volta9 art fair in Basel, Switzerland.  The show, titled Backward, Inward, Outward, Forward, consisted of 21 paintings dealing with exploration and ambition. It was reviewed in an article in the Swiss economic and finance publication L'Agefi.  Additionally, Mysock’s work was featured in the New American Paintings, South Issue, #106.


Gene Koss. Sunrise, 2013. Cast glass and steel, 144 x 165 x 117 inches.

Gene Koss: Sunrise opens at Arthur Roger Gallery on White Linen Night 

Sunrise, a solo exhibition of recent glass and steel sculpture by Professor Gene Koss, will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from August 3 – September 14, 2013. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance, Saturday, August 3 from 6-9 pm in conjunction with “White Linen Night.”

Gene Koss blends simple process with advanced fabrication techniques to create glass sculptures that reveal the constant inspiration provided by the rural landscapes of his youth and life. The internationally known artist’s vision remains profoundly humanist, yet this recent work presents an intentional rawness. Several of the works in this exhibition incorporate found object pieces that have been woven in with the artist’s own dialogue. The work ranges in scale from large cast glass and steel sculptures to smaller blocks dubbed “glass drawings.”

The featured sculpture, Sunrise, is inspired by a view in west central Wisconsin where Gene Koss grew up and regularly returns. The artist describes the view as, “that of the people who work the land and look up a valley at the Wisconsin ridges and hills as they toil.”

artist page | Glass at Tulane


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