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.

Variations on a Theme: Jockum Nordström at the Contemporary Arts Center

· By Benjamin Morris

Benjamin Morris visits Jockum Nordström’s sprawling survey exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Tropical Mysticism: Cristina Molina’s “The Matriarchs”

· By Dillon Raborn

Dillon Raborn examines how New Orleans-based artist Cristina Molina uses her family history to make sense of impending ecological crisis in southern Florida.

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Sterile Surroundings: Lin Emery at Arthur Roger Gallery

· By Nora Kovacs

Nora Kovacs questions whether a gallery setting strips Lin Emery’s kinetic sculpture of its allure.

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Shifting Perspectives: Marianne Desmarais at the Contemporary Arts Center

· By Marjorie Rawle

Marjorie Rawle contemplates how artist and architect Marianne Desmarais’ work, recently on view at the Contemporary Arts Center, explores space, form, and perception.

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Exhibition Pick: Peter Hoffman

· By Nora Kovacs

Nora Kovacs looks at Peter Hoffman’s new paintings, which use catalogues, record covers, and advertisements as source material.

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In the Garden: An Interview with Aimée Beaubien

· By Kayl Parker

As part of our “Queer Tropics” editorial series, Kayl Parker talks to artist Aimée Beaubien about her foliage-filled installations made from cut-and-collaged photographs.

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Living with the Land: Maria Berrio in “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp”

· By Ann Hackett

Ann Hackett contemplates the relationship between humankind and nature in Maria Berrio’s collages, recently on view as part of “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp.”

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A Lost World: “Storyville: Madams and Music” at The Historic New Orleans Collection

· By Ashley L. Voss

For our “Queer Tropics” editorial series, Ashley L. Voss looks back at last year’s exhibition at The Historic New Orleans Collection exploring New Orleans’ infamous red-light district.

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Monster Parade: Pedro Lasch in “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp”

· By Ann Hackett

Ann Hackett looks at two series of works by Pedro Lasch featured in Prospect.4 at the Contemporary Arts Center and at M.S. Rau antique shop.

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Take a Closer Look: An Interview with Genevieve Gaignard

· By Cameron Shaw

Cameron Shaw speaks with Genevieve Gaignard about her recent Prospect.4 installation, which transformed two rooms at Ace Hotel New Orleans.

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