ART LISTINGS REVIEW
J&S Gallery. 3801 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 952-9163 — Wood carvings and paintings by local artists, ongoing. Julie Silvers Art. 617 Julia St.; www.juliesilversart.com — “Ladies,” paintings and sculpture by Julie Silvers, through October. Ken Kirschman Artspace. NOCCA Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2787; www.nocca. com — NOCCA faculty exhibition, through Nov. 21. La Madama Bazarre. 910 Royal St., (504) 236-5076; www.lamadamabazarre.com — Mixed-media group exhibition by Jane Talton, Lateefah Wright, Sean Yseult, Darla Teagarden and others, ongoing. LeMieux Galleries. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Pints, Quarts and Gallons,” work by Christopher Saucedo, through Nov. 28. M. Francis Gallery. 1938 Burgundy St., (504) 931-1915; www. mfrancisgallery.com — Paintings by Myesha Francis, ongoing. Martin Welch Art Gallery. 223 Dauphine St., (504) 388-4240; www.martinwelchart.com — Paintings and mixed media by Martin Welch, ongoing. Michalopoulos Gallery. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; www. michalopoulos.com — Paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing.
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New Orleans Art Center. 3330 St. Claude Ave — “Bywater Biennial,” group exhibition curated by Don Marshall, through Nov. 8.
New Orleans Photo Alliance. 1111 St. Mary St., (504) 610-4899; www. neworleansphotoalliance.org — “Catalyst,” group photography exhibition juried by Alan F. Rothschild, through Nov. 15. New Orleans Tattoo Museum. 1915 1/2 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., (504) 218-5319; www.nolatattoomuseum.com — “Folklore & Flash,” tattoo designs and artifacts, ongoing. Oak Street Gallery. 111 N. Oak St., Hammond, (985) 345-0251; www.theoakstreetgallery.com — Work `by Thom Barlow, Mark Haller, Pat Macaluso and John Robinson, ongoing. Octavia Art Gallery. 454 Julia St., (504) 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com — New paintings by Caio Fonseca, through October. Overby Gallery. 529 N. Florida St., Covington, (985) 888-1310; www.overbygallery.com — Group exhibition by gallery artists featuring James Overby, John Goodwyne, Kathy Partridge, Linda Shelton and Ray Rouyer, ongoing. Parse Gallery. 134 Carondelet St., (262) 607-2773; www.parsenola. com — “The Colour Out of Space,” group exhibition of films curated by Deltaworkers, through Nov. 21. Pedestal Gallery. 221 Dauphine St., (504) 645-3864; www.pamelamarquisstudio.com — New
Reverb: Past, Present, Future
Last August, National Public Radio ran a broadcast on how New Orleans art museums commemorated the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The narrator, Neda Ulaby, seemed shocked that they mostly didn’t — focusing instead on how local art has evolved since then. This Reverb expo at the Contemporary Arts Center features some iconic Charlie Varley storm photographs, but most of the 36 artists’ works chosen by New York-based curator Isolde Brielmaier are so nuanced that we may wonder what holds the show together. The answer is tone. Instead of the “shock and awe” of the storm itself, we encounter a collective meditation on the poetics of memory, loss and resurgence, in objects rendered with a grace and gravitas that recalls the fiction of Walker Percy and the cool lyricism of cerebral jazz musicians like Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek. Indeed, I could almost hear something of the icy fire of Jarrett’s early Arbour Zena tone poem while viewing works like Sibylle Peretti and Stephen Paul Day’s grid of small plastic baggies containing clear water arranged as liquid lenses covering an urban landscape like bubble wrap. Similarly, Anita Cooke and THRU Reverb: Past, Present, Future: Rontherin Ratliff transformed rubbish into sleek animist NOV Group exhibition curated by assemblages that resonate a soulful human presence. In Isolde Brielmaier a city obsessed with housing, Loren Schwerd transformed Contemporary Arts Center hair extensions salvaged from a storm-ravaged beauty 900 Camp St. salon into two- and three-dimensional structures, some as big as utility sheds. Carlie Trosclair’s wall-size Fissure (504) 528-3805 sculpture transformed ripped sheetrock and wallpaper into www.cacno.org a poetic architectural equivalent of tribal scarification, and Rick Snow’s electronic mystery totem, Paths and Sympathetic Resonance (pictured) turns ambient field recordings into eerie soundscapes, just as Krista Jurisich turns scrap cloth into landscapes. Night-blooming cereus flowers blossom when approached in Courtney Egan’s interactive Dreamcatchers video — recalling the flowers that bloomed out of season right after the storm, in much the way local residents, shaken to their depths, found unexpected creativity and resilience in response to the existential challenges posed by an apocalyptic deluge. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT
artwork by George Williams and Pamela Marquis, ongoing. Photo Works New Orleans. 521 St. Ann St., (504) 593-9090; www. photoworksneworleans.com — Photography by Louis Sahuc, ongoing. Reynolds-Ryan Art Gallery. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., (504) 896-6369; www.newmanschool.org — “A Survey 1997-2005,” mixed-media work by Troy Dugas, through Oct. 30. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www. rhinocrafts.com — “UPcycle:
Reuse, Reconstruct, Reconfigure,” group exhibition by gallery artists featured recycled objects, through Nov. 22; work by Peg Martinez, Andrew Jackson Pollack, Allison Cook, Paul Troyano and others, ongoing. River House at Crevasse 22. 8122 Saro Lane, Poydras; www. cano-la.org — Sculpture garden addressing environmental themes, ongoing. Rolland Golden Gallery. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 888-6588; www.rollandgoldengallery.com — Work by Rolland Golden, ongoing. Rutland Street Gallery. 828 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 773-4553; www.rutlandstreet-
gallery.com — Group exhibition featuring Peggy Imm, Shirley Doiron, Georgie Dossouy, Len Heatherly, Brooke Bonura and others, ongoing. Scott Edwards Photography Gallery. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581; www.scottedwardsgallery.com — “Of the Rising Tide: A Photo Essay on the Vanishing Bayou Community of Isle de Jean Charles,” photography by Melinda Rose, through Dec. 6; “A Photographic Tribute to Clarence John Laughlin,” photography by and inspired by Laughlin, through Feb. 14, 2016. Sibley Gallery. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 899-8182; www.sibley-
gallery.com — Group exhibition by gallery artists, ongoing. Soren Christensen Gallery. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www.sorengallery.com — Group exhibition by gallery artists feat. Dana Chapman, Jason Horton, Gretchen Weller Howard, Audra Kohout, Karen Scharer, Steven Seinberg and Arthur Silverman; “Passages,” work by Thomas Swanston; both through October. The Southern Letterpress. 3700 St. Claude Ave., (504) 264-3715; www. thesouthernletterpress.com — “Color Matching Systems: Nancy Sharon Collins,” exhibit about historical color design processes, through Saturday.
St. Tammany Art Association. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. sttammanyartassociation.org — “Architecture as Art: Selections from the New Orleans Museum of Art,” exhibition of works from NOMA’s permanent collection, through October. Staple Goods. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; www. postmedium.org/staplegoods — “Transpositions,” new work by Marianne Desmarais, through Nov. 8. Steve Martin Studios. 624 Julia St., (504) 566-1390; www. stevemartinfineart.com — “Creatures of the Waterline,” paintings by Frances Rodriguez, through October. Studio Inferno. 6601 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-1878; www. facebook.com/infernonola — “Katrina X,” work by Larkin Gaudet, Althea Holden, Karen Edmunds and Mitchell Gaudet commemorating Hurricane Katrina, through Nov. 1. Ten Gallery. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 333-1414; www.tengallerynola.com — “Places and Offhand Geometry,” paintings and mixed-media work by Bryce Speed, through Nov. 1. Tripolo Gallery. 401 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 893-1441 — Group exhibition by gallery artists, ongoing. UNO-St. Claude Gallery. 2429 St. Claude Ave., (504) 280-6493; www.finearts.uno.edu — “UNO Painting: 1971-2015,” work by professors emeritus Doyle Gertjejansen, Richard Johnson and Jim Richard, through Nov. 8. Vieux Carre Gallery. 507 St. Ann St., (504) 522-2900; www. vieuxcarregallery.com — Work by Sarah Stiehl, ongoing.
SPARE SPACES The Building 1427. 1427 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 3529283; www.building1427.com — Work by Daniel Jupiter, Mark Lacabe and Ted Ellis, ongoing. CellarDoor. 916 Lafayette St., (504) 383-5583; www.cellardoornola.com — “Icons, Rockstars and Rebels,” work by Frank Worth, Irving Klaw, George Hurrell and Josh Wingerter, through Nov. 5. Crescent City Brewhouse. 527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www. crescentcitybrewhouse.com — Paintings by Claudio Alberto Soriano and Maite Eusebio, through October. Fairynola. 5715 Magazine St., (504) 269-2033; www.fairynola. com — “Enchantment,” paintings by Tim Jordan and Louise Rimington, ongoing. Homer A. Plessy Community School. 2021 Pauger St., (504) 503-0055; www.plessyschool. org — Student art show about community, through October.
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