New Orleans Art Gallery Guide

New Orleans Art Gallery Guide

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Take an art and culture tour of New Orleans, Louisiana, with our handpicked guide to some of the best contemporary art galleries in the Big Easy.

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    The gallery, which is one of the district’s more prominent spaces, opened in 2008 and is an artist-run operation that gives exposure to emerging artists with the aim of boosting New Orleans’ profile as an arts and cultural hotspot. 
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    The gallery has shown a keen eye for sourcing creative and innovative sculpture-based artworks – in 2012, it exhibited artist Bradley Sabin’s surreal installationInterface, a piece made from ceramics that depicts a human figure whose head appears to burst into a trail of flowers, and in 2013 the gallery showed Nature/Nurture: Fluidity of Perspective by Dana Chapman, which comprised of several carefully crafted ceramic representations of fruit and flora. 
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    The gallery has a number of talented local artists on its roster such as local Matthew Foreman, an artist and graphic designer who creates large-scale pop art-influenced murals and portraits and has had his works hung beside the likes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and Joey Slaughter, based in upstate Ruston, whose work mixes painting, sculpture and digital media to explore the role of digital information in human lives.
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    A contemporary fine arts space that showcases artworks by artists from Southern USA, was founded in 1993 by the late Cole Pratt, a respected and treasured champion of New Orleans’ arts community. 
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    The gallery focuses on showcasing avant-garde painting, sculpture, installation and mixed media-based artworks from local and international artists. 
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    The gallery sources, exhibits and sells the most innovative artworks from locally, regionally and nationally based artists and with 12 exhibitions a year, visitors are guaranteed fresh and creative content. The gallery currently represents German-born and Florida-based mixed media and sculpture artist Stefan Daiberl who incorporates unorthodox materials such as live ammunition, nails and razor blades into his range of artworks.
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    Founded in 2011, null is a contemporary boutique art gallery located in the heart of New Orleans’ historicnullselling original and exclusive art by local and national artists. The British-Dutch owned gallery exhibits and sells paintings, drawings and sculptures from a wide range of disciplines including abstract, folk and pop art and embrace the Dutch principles of fairly valued art and original, unconventional and captivating designs.
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    Featuring 10,000 square feet of gallery space spread over two floors, the Contemporary Arts Center showcases multi-disciplinary exhibitions and performances from local, national and international artists encouraging creative collaborations between artists, institutions and communities. 
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    Arthur Roger curated the award-winning Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis touring exhibition in 2006, which featured local and national artists’ responses to the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Among the artists currently represented by the gallery are glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, stylised photography duo Anderson & Low and the internationally acclaimed kinetic sculptural artist Lin Emery.
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