The city of New Orleans is overflowing with art, thanks to Prospect.3. Giving photography its proper due and further turning the city into a giant exhibition is PhotoNOLA's annual showing of exhibitions as well as workshops, book signings, and even portfolio reviews. After the jump, we present ten galleries and events to catch in the Marigny and Bywater. Don't forget your camera and hope to see you out there!Read More
Exploring PhotoNOLA in the Marigny and Bywater
809 Piety St
This one day only PhotoNOLA event showcases the collaborative efforts of Kevin Kline and Bruce Schultz, as they examine a sixteen year relationship through tintypes. a stranger to me takes place at 809 Piety St this Sunday, December 7th with hours running from noon to 6pm.
In celebration of bibliophila and what Press Street gallery is deeming the "renaissance of cheaply printed, high quality photobooks", the gallery has turned their entire Antenna Gallery into a showcase of books of art. From polaroids to the moving, collaborative work of inmates from Montana's Women's Prison, The Blue Library is a smorgasbord of expression. The Blue Library opened at the beginning of December and will be running until January 3rd with hours Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5pm. A special opening event will take place this Saturday, December 6th from 6pm to 9pm.
Artist Elizabeth Shannon's knack for expressing the nuance of the world behind the scenes in film and in a studio setting is on full display at Faubourg Wines. Her Polaroids exhibit is a dizzying selection of landscapes, still life, and more through the span of a decade (1988-1998). Polaroids will be on display for the entire month of December with hours running Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from noon to 10pm and Sundays noon to 7pm. A special opening showing takes place Saturday, December 13th from 6pm to 9pm.
Gallery Twenty-One Fourteen
Collen Mullins' solo show is juxtaposed against PhotoNOLA beautifully in a feast of atwork a this Bywater gallery. Explore the environmental implications of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleanians' complicated relationship with our beloved home. Elysium runs from until December 7th with a special reception and walk through this Saturday, December 6th from 6pm to 9pm. Gallery Twenty-One Fourteen's hours run Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 9pm and Friday through Sunday from 2pm to 10pm with special Wednesday hours by appointment.
Iconic still photographer Skip Bolen brings his visions of NOLA to LA46 for Jazz, Jazzland & All That Jazz. Prints ranging from the city's musicians to the blighted Jazzland paints a varied picture picture in pigment print. LA46's foray into PhotoNOLA runs as an ongoing exhibit with gallery hours Monday through Sunday from 11am to 7pm. A special opening event will take place Saturday, December 13th from 6pm to 11pm.
Artist Jason Michael Mullan gets his due in his first exhibition, TRAJECTORY. This mixed media exhibit pairs photos with everything from copper plate etching to collage work in an attempt to push photography to its brink, ultimately transcending conventional aesthetics. TRAJECTORY sadly only runs until December 14th but they're going out with a bang with a closing party on Saturday, December 13th from 6pm to 10pm. All other hours for the exhibit are Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 6pm, Friday through Sunday from 2pm to midnight, and by appointment.
Lost Love Lounge
Sesthasak Boonchai: Between Planets are more than a series of photos — they're short videos meant to provoke the dissonance of feeling nomadic while embracing locations. Boonchai's meditations are on display for the month of December with special opening events Saturday, December 6th and 13th from 6pm to 9pm. Additional hours are Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 2am, Friday from 4pm to 3am, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am til.
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New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts
Cristina Molina's stereoscopic photography pairs food with culture in an attempt to truly realize its location's beauty. Molina's works will be on display at NOCCA's Riverview Gallery, just upstairs of the school's faculty show at the Kirschman art space. This exhibit runs from now until January 29th with hours Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm and Saturday from noon to 4pm.
Chemical: Abstract Photography by Heather Oelklaus explores the avant garde artist's alternative processes in photography that are as evocative as they are playful. Oelklaus' printing process include adding an vast array of resists form lipstick to toothpaste, and the results are breathtaking. Experience the full extent of this iconoclast all this weekend at Salon d'Orealsn from noon to 8pm. Oelklaus' exhibit closes December 7th.
Scott Edwards Photography
Two PhotoNOLA exhibits will take place at Scott Edwards Photography and run alongside each other. The first, Sandra Russell Clark: Juju is a sombre homage to all that was left behind following Hurricane Katrina. Clark's work is poignant and ultimately beautiful. The second exhibit, Borrowed Relics: The Last of the Large Polaroid Transfers, showcases large format Polaroids infused into Arches of Farbiano paper. Tomczak's process and vision echoes and complements Clark's in a picture perfect match of artwork. Scott Edwards Studio hours are Thursday through Monday from noon to 8pm and Friday and Saturday from noon to 10pm. Both exhibits will run from Saturday, December 6th to February 7th.