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.
Charlie Tatum writes about Susan Bower’s reflections on childhood in her current show at Barrister’s Gallery.
Dillon Raborn considers how Doris Ulmann’s photographs at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art create a specific image of the South.
Myles Poydras looks at Jerry Takigawa’s staged still-life photographs, which reexamine the painful legacy of Japanese internment in the United States.
To get ready for White Linen Night this weekend, we’re taking inspiration from artworks exploring the color white.
Marjorie Rawle visits two Lee Friedlander exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art and contemplates Roland Barthes’ writing about photography and loss.
Andy Johnson considers Lucia Honey’s new video opera within the context of queer noise.
Dillon Raborn interviews Janey Hogan, the creator of a literary journal dedicated to presenting work by Southern women.
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.