Nicole Weniger, “Animal Performance”
Katharina Cibulka, “48°32´52˝N 16°33´53˝E”
In the exhibition ‘environmental scanning’ at the UNO St. Claude Gallery in New Orleans, artists Katharina Cibulka and Nicole Weniger explore the relationship between human beings and human modes of perception of surrounding spaces. The works on exhibition thematize and visualize the impact of a given environmental field on one’s identity as a human being and the human behavior which is born of that impact.
Katharina Cibulka was born in 1975 in Innsbruck. She studied media and performance art at the Academy of Visual Arts in Vienna and analog film at the New York Film Academy. In her films, photographic works, installation art pieces, performances and textual works, she thematizes the relationship of individuals to their immediate environment, thus highlighting a precarious balancing act between subjective desires and demands placed on individuals by the external world. Her critical scrutiny of deeply entrenched habits in order to counteract this syndrome by presenting proof of the contrary through artistic means – thus making change possible – forms an integral part of her handicraft.
Nicole Weniger was born in 1987 in Innsbruck. She studied transmedial art at the University of Applied Art. In her artistic works she addresses the inner needs of urbanized people and the disparity between nature and culture. Nicole Weniger views urban city space as theatre. Her performance-like stagings and interventions are aimed at provoking irritations among city inhabitants and the concomitant responses; as well as depicting certain social, spatial and economic relationships.
The exhibit will be held from September 13 – October 5, 2014. The opening reception will be held September 13 from 6-9 p.m. The gallery is located at 2429 St. Claude Ave. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 p.m.
We are pleased to announce two concurrent exhibitions on the continually pertinent subject of figuration and narrative in painting at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery. Guest curator and artist, Professor Michael Ananian (University of North Carolina – Greensboro), will hold a solo exhibition of his paintings titled “Counterpart” in conjunction with “The Figure and Narrative,” a show of paintings he selected to explore themes about visual narratives involving the human form. This exhibit includes works by John Hull (Charleston, SC), Robert Igoe (Greensboro, NC), Margaret McCann (New York City, NY), Nicole McCormick Santiago (Williamsburg, VA), and Tanya Tewell (Murfreesboro, TN).
Michael Ananian, Presto! (13 of 17), from the sequential narrative, “Counterpart,” casein on paper, 22″ x 26 1/2″
Details, from Left to Right:
Margaret McCann, Lookout
John Hull, Horse Trailer FV
Tanya Tewell, Remnants
Robert Igoe, Scrying
Nicole McCormick Santiago, Indulgence III
The gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70117, will hold an opening reception on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 6-9 p.m. Professor Ananian will give a talk about the exhibits during the reception, between 7 and 8 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. The exhibits run from August 9 – September 7, 2014. For more information, please contact Kathy Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 280-6410.
The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition “WET,” a group exhibition focused on liquid relief for one of our hotter months in the sweaty Crescent City. The artists in this exhibition demonstrate the damp in a wide variety of mediums and attitudes, from wishful-thinking pleasure-romps in the swamp to unrelenting evaporation under the buzz of a desperate air-conditioning unit.
Works will include photography, video, installation, drawings, sculpture, and painting. This self-curated exhibition features current and recent graduates from the University of New Orleans Fine Arts Department. Exhibiting artists include Kevin Baer, Vanessa Centeno, Jason Christopher Childers, Valerie Corradetti, Robyn Denny, David Hassell, Peter Hoffman, Sylvia Santamaria, Natalie Tobacyk, Bradford Willingham, and Ryn Wilson.
David Hassell, snail on proust on tissue box, 2014, digital photograph
The gallery will hold an opening reception on Saturday, July 12, from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition will run from July 12 – August 3, 2014. Regular gallery hours are 12-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Visual Arts League, the student art organization at the UNO Department of Fine Arts, teamed up with Untitled, the student art organization at Loyola, to implement a juried exhibition open to students enrolled in local institutions of higher education at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. Each organization chose a juror – Amy Mackie for Untitled and Alex Podesta for VAL.
Mackie’s exhibit, titled “Awakening,” was held at PARSE Gallery and included 14 artists and 16 works; Podesta’s exhibit, titled “Free for the Taking,” was held at UNO-St. Claude Gallery and included 15 artists and 19 works.
Each juror assigned a Juror’s Award and two honorable mentions to works included in their exhibitions. At Parse, Amy Mackie’s awards went to Caleb Henderson (Tulane, graduate student) for his charcoal on canvas painting titled Awakening (juror’s award). Amelia Broussard (Loyola, undergraduate student) won an honorable mention for her wall-size collage, and Brandon Xuereb (University of New Orleans, undergraduate student) won an honorable mention for digital photographs titled Tyvek and Grassway to Heaven. At UNO-St. Claude, Podesta awarded Caleb Henderson with the juror’s prize for Transfer, a charcoal on canvas painting. Revel Griffith (UNO, undergraduate) won an honorable mention for his mixed-media sculpture, Chicken Dinner, and Del Agnew (Loyola, undergraduate) won for his kinetic sculpture, Elvis C(l)ock. Ian Cessna (UNO, undergraduate) received the joint VAL/Untitled award for his digital video titled Beware the Bearcat.
The shows ran through the month of June, and each exhibition was debuted with an opening reception – Parse on June 7, and UNO-St. Claude on June 14.
The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is excited to announce the opening of two MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Corbin R. Wayne Covher’s “Material Lifespan” and Darel Joseph’s “Redd Hott Fiyah.” In his sculpture, Covher seeks to heighten mundane materials such as concrete and foam through his intuitive, experimental, and evolving studio practice. In her work, Joseph explores performance through the lens of collage, a medium that she feels appropriately mirrors her diverse cultural heritage.
The exhibits will be held concurrently, from May 10– June 8, 2014. Opening receptions will be held May 10 from 6-9 p.m. The gallery is located at 2429 St. Claude Ave. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 p.m.
Corbin R. Wayne Covher, deformed, concrete and blue foam, 2014
Darel Joseph, Untitled Infinity, Photography, installation, collage, 2014
The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is pleased to announce two concurrent exhibitions, held from April 12 to May 4. Natalie McLaurin’s Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition titled, “You are a weird bird,” is comprised of her sculptures, drawings, and prints that are reflections on humans as animals. McLaurin addresses ideas about gender and disguise, power and territory, and her own identity as a woman, with pattern, plumage, costume, and color related to birds.
In addition, the gallery will host an exhibition curated by Dr. Rebecca Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Art History at The University of New Orleans. This MFA Alumni Exhibition features three alumni artists – Alex Podesta, Nina Schwanse, and Monica Zeringue – whose work investigates notions of identity formation. Their recent work will be featured alongside a selected example of their graduate study work that demonstrates the development of their conceptual interests.
The gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Ave., will hold opening receptions for these exhibits on Saturday, April 12, from 6-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 p.m.
Alex Podesta, Victors
Nina Schwanse, image from JonBenet Ramsey series
Monica Zeringue, Shewolf
Natalie McLaurin, Cocksure, 2013 mixed media, life size