Art Review

by Pelican Bomb

Sharing our stories. Each week, Pelican Bomb publishes exhibition reviews, features, interviews, and more, engaging with artists, ideas, and artworks in our city. And in conjunction with our own exhibitions and public projects, our in-depth thematic series explore different topics through a range of critical perspectives.

Barbie Dreams: Susan Bowers at Barrister’s Gallery

· By Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum writes about Susan Bower’s reflections on childhood in her current show at Barrister’s Gallery.

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The Southern Half: Doris Ulmann at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

· By Dillon Raborn

Dillon Raborn considers how Doris Ulmann’s photographs at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art create a specific image of the South.

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Speaking Up: Jerry Takigawa at the New Orleans Photo Alliance

· By Myles Poydras

Myles Poydras looks at Jerry Takigawa’s staged still-life photographs, which reexamine the painful legacy of Japanese internment in the United States.

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Image Universe: All White Everything

· By Staff

To get ready for White Linen Night this weekend, we’re taking inspiration from artworks exploring the color white.

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In Search of the City: Lee Friedlander at the New Orleans Museum of Art

· By Marjorie Rawle

Marjorie Rawle visits two Lee Friedlander exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art and contemplates Roland Barthes’ writing about photography and loss.

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Noisy Bottoms, Queer Noise: Lucia Honey’s “The Bottom”

· By Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson considers Lucia Honey’s new video opera within the context of queer noise.

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Literary Belle: An Interview with Janey Hogan

· By Dillon Raborn

Dillon Raborn interviews Janey Hogan, the creator of a literary journal dedicated to presenting work by Southern women.

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Everything You Love

· By Phlegm

Phlegm shares a new video affirming the presence of black native New Orleanians in their own city.

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After Us: Hannah Chalew at Grow Dat Youth Farm

· By Ann Hackett

Hannah Chalew’s latest sculpture combines organic and synthetic material in a living installation at Grow Dat Youth Farm in City Park. Ann Hackett contemplates Chalew’s vision of the future.

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Seeing Is Believing: ISeeChange’s Vision for Environmentalism

· By Brooke Sauvage

Brooke Sauvage reflects on ISeeChange, an initiative that uses the Internet to connect personal observations with larger investigations into the effects of climate change.

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