Contemporary Works by New Orleans Based Artists

Claire Elizabeth Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition, Jun. 9 – July 29, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 1st from 5-8pm. The exhibition titled Art NO(w) features contemporary works by New Orleans based artists with an emphasis on pop, color and social issues that are relevant today.

In Art NO(w), the artists take cues from the current cultural/social/political environment and put those ideas into visual images. From the representation of an African American and a Caucasian woman embracing to the “Warholesque” works of abstract colors and patterns layered on top of fashion magazines, each work references what is current and relevant. The exhibition features abstracts, portraits of “real” people and those of celebrities, mainly from the Hip-Hop/R&B community.

Art NO(w) is meant to both attract the eye via “pops of color,” while also raise awareness of topics in our “popular” society. The exhibition includes paintings and works on paper by Emily Lovejoy, paintings by Darneice Floyd, works on paper by Gavin Jones and sculptures by Drew Cooke. Each artist presents a different subject matter or method of creation, while maintaining the same strong color palette and social relevance.