Opening Reception June 4th
Building #15, Governors Island, NYC
Introducing SG Exchange
From our sister city, New Orleans
Governors Island NYC
May 28-Sept. 25 • 2016
Our strategy of “performing architecture” combines artistic and activist strategies of acting within the civic environment to engage with urban blight; to create conversation around urban decay, disinvestment, and gentrification; and to build new systems that help to eliminate blight and create economic empowerment in New Orleans’ historically African American communities. To this end, Blights Out will purchase and renovate a blighted house, transforming it into a community space anchored to a community land trust. Action Painting/Collaborative Performance: In May 2015, local artists Katrina Andry, Ron Bechet, Amy Bryant, Keith Duncan, Horton Humble, and Carl Joe Williams engaged in a “live action painting” of portraits of houses in Mid-City/ Tremé. These site-specific works reflect their experiences with the blighted properties in that neighbourhood. Each artist explored and responded to the past, present, and future of the overlooked property. This quiet event unfurled without PR attention—it was a humble opportunity for artists to meditate on the sensory experience of blight and to engage in dialogue with residents. This experience has culminated in Controls and Counter Reactions. The works created from that day are included in the exhibition. The exhibition has been expanded to include a diverse group of New Orleans-based artists. Artists were invited to consider these ideas as reactions to our ever-changing environment. This exhibition also includes artworks by Blight Outs participants who care deeply about housing issues in New Orleans.
ANTENNA GALLERY• 3718 St. Claude Avenue • New Orleans, LA 70117
opening • 19 May 2016 • 5-8pm
Hall-Barnett Gallery, located at 237 Chartres St, is excited to present “Finding Our Place” opening Thursday, May 19th, from 5-8 pm. This show explores the idea of landscape directly and conceptually, pairing works that highlight the beauty of the natural world with pieces that utilize the elegance and power of nature to better understand the human form.
This group show featuring paintings, sculptures, installations, and drawings by 22 Southern-based artists: Langston Allston, Sarah Ball, Elizabeth Bass, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Adam Farrington, Jacque Groves, Ben Hamburger,Carey Hero King, Alexa Kleinbard, Diego Larguia, Chris Lawson, Jorge Lovato, Lynn McCary, Leroy Miranda Jr., Rontherin Ratliff, Melissa Smith, Ember Soberman, Jim Steg,Frances Swigart, James Heraclitus Wall, Ed Williford, Lauren Whitley.
6 Aug-30 Sept • 2016
A Group Exhibition CELEBRATINGour 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Join us for our Opening: August 6th from 2p-6p