(De)Tangled: A Living Salon

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UNO St. Claude Gallery
2429 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans LA 70117
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Pelican Bomb's latest Roving Exhibition, "(De)Tangled: A Living Salon," invites visitors to see themselves as works of art.

Nakeya Brown, _The Art of Drying_, 2014. Courtesy the Artist.

Nakeya Brown, The Art of Drying, 2014. Courtesy the Artist.

Pelican Bomb presents “(De)Tangled,” a multi-platform exhibition exploring historic and contemporary attitudes around hair and the politics of beauty. The central focus of the exhibition is an interactive gallery that invites the residents of New Orleans to see themselves as works of art.

Every Saturday and Sunday starting May 10, 12-5pm, Pelican Bomb is taking over the UNO St. Claude Gallery (2429 St. Claude Avenue) to create the 2015 New Orleans Hair Archive. Visitors will have their hairstyles photographed, drawn live by a cartoonist, and will have the opportunity to name their styles. All drawn portraits will be added to the wall to create a growing, changing, living archive of current hairstyles in New Orleans.

For the duration of the exhibition, Pelican Bomb will be rolling out a series of artist projects using photography, video, and animation; essays; and artist interviews. Artists and featured writers include: Nakeya Brown, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Momma Tried, Ng'endo Mukii, Jessica Lynne, Nick Stillman, Lamb Lee, Laurence Ross, Benjamin Morris, and more.

Come for the opening reception at UNO St. Claude Gallery on Saturday, May 9, 6-9pm and enjoy free punch and a hair-themed DJ set by Bouffant Bouffant.