Contemporary Arts Center | Constructing the Break
A juried exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
On view: August 4, 2018 to Saturday, October 6, 2018
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Opening the season—the Contemporary Arts Center’s 5th annual Open Call Exhibition presents the work of 30 regional artists.
The Mississippi River makes meaning of the landscape as it careens through the United States, flowing South from Minnesota through the Midwest, caressing the edges and embankments of Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas, until finally pouring down through Louisiana to empty into the Gulf of Mexico. The landscape is similarly marked by the bodies who move through it, by the passing of time, and by the social politics that inform migration, homesteading, and documenting cartographies. With these considerations, this exhibition looks to the intersection of the body and the landscape—from the gentle overlap of conceptual practices and the physicality of environments to spatial politics that are deeply embedded within the social fabric of this country.
This exhibition considers artistic practices that engage with the shape-shifting that is at the core of New Orleans, where the concept of being rooted is consistently tempered by infrastructural fragility.
This exhibition is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, and curated by Allison M. Glenn. Support for this exhibition is provided by the Azby Fund, Sydney & Walda Besthoff, The Helis Foundation, the Welch Family Foundation and the Visual Arts Exhibition Fund.
This exhibition is also supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans and administered by the Arts Council New Orleans, as well as by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council.
Oshun (translucent orange, indian yellow)
oil on canvas, one painting in two pieces
36 x 72 inches