Early Modern Faces: European Portraits 1480-1780
curated by Anne Dunlop, Newcomb Art Department
March 27-June 29, 2014
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‘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...
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 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.
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
Anne Dunlop curates major exhibition of Old Masters
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 exhibits at VOLTA NY
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).
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]
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.
Carroll Gallery to host Tribute Exhibition for Sandy Chism
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 at Art Miami 2013
Anne Dunlop and Students visit the Blaffer Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Adam Mysock exhibits in "Crescent City Connection" at the Dishman Art Museum
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 Metropolitan's Cloisters Museum, New York
Stephanie Porras: The Young Dürer opens at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London
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.
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 Virtuous Reality and Dave Greber Gr8 @wakening! at the Front 09.14-10.06
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 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.”
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