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.
Phlegm shares a new video affirming the presence of black native New Orleanians in their own city.
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.
Brooke Sauvage reflects on ISeeChange, an initiative that uses the Internet to connect personal observations with larger investigations into the effects of climate change.
Benjamin Morris visits Kaori Maeyama’s exhibition at Staple Goods, where the artist is showing her delicate paintings created with printmaking rollers.
Amy Mackie talks to Rashawn Griffin about his residency last year at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans and his participation in “Open Spaces,” which opens next month at venues across Kansas City.
Nora Kovacs dives into the traditions of Cajun Mardi Gras through a current show of Herb Roe’s paintings at Brand New Orleans Art Gallery.
Charlie Tatum considers whether Carlos Rolón’s artworks, currently on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art, effectively challenge or change the museum’s ways of working.
At A Gallery for Fine Photography, Myles Poydras looks at Ben Depp’s aerial photographs documenting ecological changes in South Louisiana.
A recent exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art highlighted works from the Do Good Fund’s collection of photography from the American South. Nic Brierre Aziz considers the importance of representation.