Art Review

by Pelican Bomb

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

Perverse Americana: Carlton Scott Sturgill at Engine Room Art + Projects

· By Lauren Scarpello

Lauren Scarpello looks at a recent exhibition by Carlton Scott Sturgill that attempted to unearth the sexual fantasies often hidden in daily life.

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I’ll Meet You There: Ida Floreak at TEN Gallery

· By Ashley L. Voss

Ashley L. Voss poetically reflects on memory, time, and the paintings of Ida Floreak.

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Digital Arrangements: Jessica Bizer at Good Children Gallery

· By Marjorie Rawle

Marjorie Rawle contemplates how Jessica Bizer translates the digital world into painting in her recent show at Good Children Gallery.

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Look Back at It: Rashaad Newsome at the Contemporary Arts Center

· By Allison Glenn

Allison Glenn reflects on visibility and performance in Rashaad Newsome’s recent exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Strange Abominations: “Something in the Way” at the New Orleans Museum of Art

· By Joseph Bradshaw

Joseph Bradshaw visits an exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art that explores obstruction in photography since the medium’s earliest days.

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I Want To Be Daring: Mickalene Thomas at the Newcomb Art Museum

· By Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum looks at how Mickalene Thomas riffs on art history to let black women determine how their bodies are presented.

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Image Universe: Will You Be My Valentine?

· By Staff

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day next week, we’re highlighting a few artworks exploring the ups and downs of love, sex, and relationships.

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An Invitation to Return: “Gomela” at Ashé Powerhouse Theater

· By Tina Orlandini

Tina Orlandini reviews a recent performance from Junebug Productions that examines the cultural legacy of the African diaspora in present-day New Orleans.

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Site, Specific: Dr. Charles Smith and the Archival Impulse

· By Allison Glenn

Allison Glenn visits Dr. Charles Smith’s African American Heritage Museum and Black Veterans Archive in Hammond, where the artist aims to tell forgotten histories of the African diaspora.

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Detective of the Impossible: Norah Lovell at Staple Goods

· By Joseph Bradshaw

Joseph Bradshaw contemplates the influence of Max Ernst and Roberto Bolaño on Norah Lovell’s recent paintings.

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