Notices of exhibits show up in my alerts but my mother also forwards from New Orleans, since she’s there and sees it first.
This one “caught my eye” and would be one I’d like to see, Self Portrait of and by 73 year old artist Pat Steir at the Newcomb Art Gallery. Unfortunately, I was late in posting and the exhibit has already gone but worth taking a look at and reading more via this Times Picayune link.
I’m not too sure about this second one being my cup of tea but I find the Rashaad Newsome’s premise regarding heraldry and his visual perspective on 21st century pop culture in his artwork interesting. King of Arms is at the New Orleans Museum of Art (one of my favorite places), June 21 – September 21. So you’ve got time to explore and listen to the Baroque choral music combined with rap that accompanies his pieces.
When I first saw this photo, I immediately thought of the Mardi Gras Indians and the bling they use for their most bedazzling costumes. I also thought of the type of gilding that takes place in iconic portraiture for halos and artwork mainly for churches.