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Finding new connections. Pelican Bomb’s creative thematic exhibitions feature international artists while exploring the intersection of New Orleans social history and contemporary art.

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New On Art Review

Exhibition Pick: “The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction”

· By Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum reflects on the function of objects at the New Orleans Museum of Art’s first exhibition of Modern design.

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Part 3: I am the real Veronica Compton

· By Amy Mackie

Looking back at Nina Schwanse’s 2013 exhibition at Good Children Gallery, Amy Mackie talks to the real Veronica Compton about the Hillside Strangler, life after prison, and the terror of having your identity taken away from you.

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Exhibition Pick: Scott Andresen

· By Jacob Kiernan

Jacob Kiernan places Scott Andresen’s recent collages, currently on view at Good Children Gallery, in a long history of carefully repairing broken and worn household items.

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