Thursday, December 17, 2009
LeMieux Galleries of New Orleans is presenting "Signs of the City," a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Tulane alumna Shirley Rabé Masinter through Dec. 26 at 332 Julia St.
Masinter continues her tradition of applying a vivid hyper-realist aesthetic to New Orleans inner-city scenes. In this body of work she focuses on the literal "signs" of New Orleans, ranging from contemporary neon lighting and decaying electric signs to "folk" lettering advertising groceries, bars or beauty parlors.
The artist was raised in New Orleans, receiving two degrees from Tulane — a BFA from Newcomb College and a master's degree in art history. Her work is represented in numerous private, public and museum collections, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Huntsville Museum of Art.
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