UNO-St. Claude Gallery to host Master of Fine Arts Exhibitions



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.

Image info: 

Alex Podesta, Victors
Nina Schwanse, image from JonBenet Ramsey series
Monica Zeringue, Shewolf

Natalie McLaurin, Cocksure, 2013 mixed media, life size

MFA Thesis Shows Keep on Rolling with Valerie Corradetti and David Hassell!



The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is excited to announce the opening of two MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Valerie Corradetti’s “Paper Mountains,” and David Hassell’s “AUTOREPAIR: Pulsed Plasma Stimulation.”  In her work, Valerie Corradetti utilizes the processes of photography and drawing as a lens through which to unpack and understand the world around her.  David Hassell also uses his work to access a familiar subject, the body.  He approaches this subject through unconventional and industrial materials, creating video and sculptural works that transform plastics into flesh. The exhibits will be held concurrently, from March 8 – April 6, 2014.  Opening receptions will be held March 8 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.





Top: Valerie Corradetti, “If I lie, I lie because I love you” 2013, sublimated pigment print

Bottom: David Hassell, “P.X174 v.3T3”, 2014, mixed media

MFA Thesis Shows Continue with Jason Childers and Wendell Brunious!

The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is excited to continue its series of Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibitions for the Spring 2013 semester.  Jason Childers will exhibit multi media sculpture in his one-person exhibit, “Peripheral Recognition.” Childers’ work hinges on a deep exploration of the everyday and the tenuous relationships between artist, object, art, and life. Wendell Brunious also takes inspiration from the everyday, as his paintings blend commercial imagery with abstract form. The works in his one-person show, “Influxx,” are bright, active fields of color resulting from his combination of these seemingly disparate forms.  The exhibits will be held concurrently, from February 8 – March 2, 2014.  Please join us for the opening receptions on February 8 from 6-9 p.m.




Jason Childers, “Self Checkout 2013 (detail)”, 2013, mixed media

Wendell Brunious, “A Losing Game”, 2013, acrylic, screen-print and spray-paint on panel

Spring 2014 – Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions Commence!

We are thrilled to open two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions this Saturday, January 11th!  Openings are from 6-9 p.m.

“Chubby Crimson Bottoms” – Peter Hoffman

“Keep It Up” – Vanessa Centeno

Both artists work in the media of painting and sculpture, with strikingly vibrant palettes and innovative uses of form.

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Top: Vanessa Centeno, detail, The Common Wall, 2013, mixed media

Bottom: Peter Hoffman, Woman Holding a Dove, 2013, oil on canvas

Photo NOLA reception tonight!

Don’t miss out on the opening reception for Photo NOLA tonight from 6-9 pm! 

The Gallery is closed this weekend!

In observance of the University of New Orleans Thanksgiving holiday, the UNO St. Claude Gallery will be closed this weekend. We will reopen next Saturday, December 7th at 12:00 pm!

We hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Our last exhibition of the Fall, “Objects in Mirrors” will be in conjunction with Photo NOLA!


The UNO St. Claude Gallery is excited to exhibit “Objects in Mirrors.” This last exhibition of the Fall is curated by Artist in Residence Ariya Martin, and features the work of photographers Bill Finger, Chris Jordan, Akihiko Miyoshi, and Susana Reisman, who matriculated through the Master of Fine Arts program with Martin at Rochester Institute of Technology. These artists work with subjects including figuration, narrative, and landscape, making images ranging from the abstract to the representational. The subject matter may differ, but the photographs all contain a playful and thoughtful understanding of ourselves and our surroundings.

“Objects in Mirrors” will be held from November 9 – December 15, 2013, and the gallery will host two official receptions: the first for Second Saturday on November 9 from 6-9 p.m., and the second on December 14 from 6-9 p.m. in conjunction with Photo NOLA, New Orleans’ annual photography conference.

Images featured: Akihiko Miyoshi, Abstract Photograph (112811g), Archival Pigment Print, 30″x40”, 2011 
Susana Reisman, Housing frame, from the series Standardizing Nature, 2013

Our new gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.