NOCCA’s “On the Edge” gallery series presents a Visiting Artist exhibition
January 20 – February 25, 2011
Opening reception: January 20, 6pm – 8pm
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and The NOCCA Institute are proud to announce the 2011 Visiting Artist Exhibition. The opening reception for this show will be held in NOCCA’s Ken Kirschman Artspace on Thursday, January 20, 2011, from 6pm to 8 pm, and the exhibition will continue through February 25, 2011. The exhibition will feature two- and three-dimensional work in a variety of media by Kathleen Loe, Shawne Major, Gary Reggio, Joséphine Sacabo, and Elijah Sproles.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 12pm to 5 pm, and Saturdays from 12pm to 3 pm. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.
Kathleen Loe is a multimedia artist and independent art writer. She has been a Visiting Critic at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Louisiana State University and was the Director of Painting and Critical Studies for the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado for nine years. Kathleen writes critical essays for artists’ exhibitions and was editor and contributing writer for Alchemy of Light, Mary Conover, a monograph released in January of 2010 at Art Basil, Miami. She has taught both studio and art history on the faculties of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Bloomfield College. Her paintings, drawings, and prints have been nationally exhibited at galleries in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Aspen, and New Orleans, as well as at the Jersey City Museum, the Aspen Museum, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, the Laguna Gloria Museum in Austin, Texas, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum in Malibu, California. Kathleen is represented by Gallery Bienvenu in New Orleans and David Floria Gallery in Aspen.
Shawne Major has been making found object assemblage “tapestries” for over 15 years. Major’s exciting post-pop, found-object assemblage works were exhibited in the Prospect.1 New Orleans Biennial in 2008, and she has received grant awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Joan Mitchell Foundation. Major is represented by Heriard Cimino Gallery in New Orleans and Irvine Contemporary in Washington, DC. “I am interested in how the perception of reality is colored by dreams, memory, superstition, religion, bias, prejudice, and fear. My mixed media work refers to the overlay of belief systems created by the individual to piece together their personal paradigm.”
Gary Reggio is a graphic designer with over twenty years of experience (five of those years were pretty good). He has a bachelors of philosophy from the University of New Orleans and a Certification in Media Arts from Tulane’s University College. Clients have included French Quarter Festival, Satchmo SummerFest, Greek Festival New Orleans, Christmas New Orleans Style, La Divina Gelateria, Zea Restaurant, Semolina Restaurant, Shell Oil, Al Copeland Enterprises, and many others.
Joséphine Sacabo is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work has been seen in one-person exhibitions in Paris, London, Madrid, Toulouse, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other major U.S. cities. Her work has also been widely published in magazines in the United States and Europe. Portfolios of her work have recently appeared in The London Sunday Times Magazine Camera Arts, B&W Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine and ZOOM among others. She has had four books of her work published: Une Femme Habitée in Paris in 1991 by Editions Marval, award winning Pedro Paramo in 2002 by the University of Texas Press, Cante Jondo in 2002 by 21st Publishing and Duino Elegie in 2005 also by 21st Publishing. She is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, A Gallery for Fine Photography in New Orleans, John Stevenson Gallery in New York, Stephen L. Clark Gallery in Austin, and Verve Fine Arts Gallery in Santa Fé. Her work has been collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art- N.Y., The Museum of Modern Art- N.Y., The Art Institute of Chicago, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Smithsonian- Washington D.C., The Library of Congress, The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Wittliff Collection- Austin, The Bibliothèque Nationale- Paris, and La Maison de la Photo- Paris, among others. Joséphine Sacabo has taught highly acclaimed workshops at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France, and at the Santa Fé Workshops. Her work is characterized by highly subjective, introspective images that hover between reality and dream, often inspired by literary texts.
Elijah Sproles is a metal sculptor living in New Orleans. He graduated from Tulane University and received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He has conducted metal casting workshops throughout the United States and in the U.K., created several Public Art sculptures, and has exhibited his work around the country.