Art Review

by Pelican Bomb

Sharing our stories. Each week, Pelican Bomb brings you exhibition reviews, great features, intelligent interviews, and more.

Body Talk: Trisha Brown Dance Company at the Contemporary Arts Center

· By Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum considers how a recent performance at the Contemporary Arts Center celebrated the legacy of dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown.

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Personal Realism: Toward the Blue Peninsula

· By Laurence Ross

Laurence Ross reflects on a recent photography exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and considers individuals’ perceptions of color and place.

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The Power of Place: A Conversation on Living and Working in New Orleans

· By Charlie Tatum

In a conversation commissioned for Field Perspectives 2017, Charlie Tatum talks with Andrea Andersson, Imani Jacqueline Brown, and L. Kasimu Harris about the difficulties, joys, and particularities of working in New Orleans.

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State of the Abstract: “Unfamiliar Again” at the Newcomb Art Museum

· By Brooke Schueller

Brooke Schueller contemplates the appeal of abstraction through the lens of a group exhibition at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University.

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A Future Without Borders: ArteFuturo Productions’ Taco Truck Theater

· By Tina Orlandini

Tina Orlandini heads to the Art Garage for a performance by the Taco Truck Theater, organized by ArteFuturo Productions’ José Torres-Tama.

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Now They’re Gone: Pippin Frisbie-Calder at ArtPrize Nine

· By John Kissane

John Kissane looks at New Orleans-based artist Pippin Frisbie-Calder’s installation at ArtPrize, the monumental festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Outside In: NOMA Acquires Ten Works from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

· By Benjamin Morris

Benjamin Morris writes about ten works that the New Orleans Museum of Art recently acquired from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

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Seeing Things: Doyle Gertjejansen at Callan Contemporary

· By Marjorie Rawle

Marjorie Rawle visits Doyle Gertjejansen’s recent show at Callan Contemporary and considers how the mind makes sense of abstraction.

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Serious Times: “Alien vs. Predator” at the New Orleans Art Center

· By Fari Nzinga

Fari Nzinga visits a recent show at the New Orleans Art Center that questions who is the predator and who is the prey in today’s America.

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Major Side-Eye: Shawne Major at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery

· By Taylor Murrow

Taylor Murrow writes about Shawne Major’s mixed-media assemblages, currently on view at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery.

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