Image Universe: Norah Lovell on the Battle of New Orleans, Part 1
"Image Universe" presents image essays inspired by our articles, reviews, and the work of local artists.
Introducing a special three-part edition of "Image Universe" with local artist Norah Lovell. Lovell shares with us three paintings from her current exhibition at Callan Contemporary and the source materials that inspired them. The exhibition, “Reconnaissance: Battle of New Orleans,” features ten large-scale paintings conceived after meticulous research and collaging. The paintings bring to light the work of muralist, Ethel Magafan, while calling on a host of other images relating to war, the natural world, and the insular domestic spaces of aristocratic women.
To see more paintings and source materials from Norah Lovell, see Part 2 and Part 3.
Norah Lovell's "Reconnaissance: Battle of New Orleans," is on view through April 28 at Callan Contemporary (518 Julia Street) in New Orleans.