Prospect.3 continues to inspire us and inform the city with standout art from locals and beyond. This week's map of galleries and events delves into the French Quarter and CBD, where innovative groups like Pelican Bomb, whose Foodways exhibit expertly pairs cuisine with fine art, and artists like the incomparable Dawn DeDeaux, whose installations focus on the future of Louisiana. Got a favorite gallery so far? How about a special event or Second Saturday show that's not to be missed? Let us know in the comments or via the tipline.Read More
Exploring Prospect.3 In the French Quarter and CBD
American Alligator Automobile
No, it's not a car that looks just like a gator. Designed by Christopher Smith, the American Alligator Automobile takes the concept of Maciunas' "anything can be art" and applies it to a classic American car located in the patio of the Warehouse Grill. A video of American Alligators is projected onto the car's windshield as if the gators themselves are inside. This 27 minute video will be running all of Prospect.3 Monday through Thursday from 11am to noon and Friday through Sunday from 9am to noon.
Convergence: JMC@Prospect.3 | Curated by Deborah Willis
Convergence is a smorgasbord of creativity stretched across all mediums. Ten artists literally converge upon Mitchell Center Studios to display works of writing, installations, and paintings.The abstract works attempt to negotiate the fine balance of belonging and community with artist and patron in innovative ways. Convergance is open all of Prospect.3 Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
UPDATE: Pelican Bomb has reached out to Curbed NOLA with the following additional information regarding weekend events:
There is no event this Friday. On Saturday, November 15 from 11am-3:30pm, Antenna Gallery will host a live stream of the Creative Time Summit. At 4pm, Pelican Bomb and the Bureau of Change will host the panel "Movements & Migrations" at the Foodways exhibition. The panel includes speakers: Sarah Fouts, Rien Fertel, and David Beriss.
Art and cuisine make for the perfect match at Pelican Bomb's Foodways. Open all of Prospect.3 Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm, this curated culinary and mixed media pairing offers events Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th. On the 14th, Pelican Bomb hosts its Bureau of Change from 10am to 4pm, which explores art's role in public life. The presentation includes a video from the 2014 Creative Time Summit in Stockholm as well as speakers from artists, activists, and more. That same presentation will be offered the very next day, November 15th from 10am to 6pm.
Guns in The Hands of Artists
Innumerable artists imagine what guns would be like not as weaponry but as works of art. This reimagining paints a somber picture of the purpose of firearms and their effects on the community as a whole. Guns in The Hands of Artists is open all of Prospect.3 Mondays through Saturdays from 10am to 5pm as well as by appointment.
In Empathy We Trust
Classic works reimagined by artists Epaul Julien and Elizabeth Kleinveld breathes new life into iconic pieces from the Flemish Primitives to the contemporary. In Empathy We Trust is an evocative photo exhibit for City Hall that is sure to spawn dialogue regarding the interpretation of art and its merits. In Empathy We Trust is open all of Prospect.3 Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
Exploring the nuances of Mary Magdalene is a tall order for anyone but a team of artists expertly picked by Photo NOLA are undertaking the bold task. Magdalena explores Mary throughout cultures and with the use of photography and mixed media. Magdalena opens December 12th and runs until January 11th with nonstop hours seven days a week. A special reception will be held December 12th from 8pm to 11pm. All pieces are for sale and portion of those purchased benefits female entrepreneur empowerment group KIVA.
Mexican Consulate Gallery
Mexican artist Tony Makhlouf's evocative black and white mixed media pieces are on display at the Mexican Consulate Gallery. After wrapping a highly successful showing from from photographer Michael Alford, the Mexican Consulate sets its sights on the greyscale of Makhlouf. Each piece is rich in texture and takes you to a dreamworld. Citizens is on display now until the end of the month Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Curbed NOLA favorite the Historic New Orleans Collection is hosting an innovative musical installation form MIT Media Lab PhD candidate Xiao Xiao. MirrorFuge is at once a player piano and entirely a skilled musician, utilizing projection to create the illusion of iconic musicians playing equally iconic New Orleans music. MirrorFuge opens December 10th and runs until December 20th with hours Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
MOTHERSHIP 3 STANDING AT THE ABYSS: The Louisiana Story
Artist Dawn DeDeaux explores the challenges that Louisiana faces as it contemplates its future in the face of disappearing coasts and global warming. These ambitious installations run through the hypothetical in surprisingly logical and altogether beautiful ways. Mothership 3 is open all of Prospect.3, Friday through Sunday from noon to 5pm. Their satellite installation is on display Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5pm. Note that both exhibits will be closed November 27th-28th, December 24th-25th, and 31st as well as January 1st.
The Goddess Revisited, Willendorf to Trucker Mudflaps
What is there to say about the Goddess Revisited except that it's a must-see public mural? The gargantuan two story piece towers in the CBD with images of great females throughout the ages in ways that explore what makes one a goddess and the worth the public puts in these strong spirits. Iconic women presented in this mixed media piece include everyone from Aphrodite to those aforementioned truck flap women. The Goddess Revisited is on view all of Prospect.3 day and night.photo via Doug MacCash
The Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by the Helis Foundation
New Orleans is lucky that it has been privy to the Poydras Corridor Sculptures for quite some time. Though installed in 2013, these sixteen pieces are not be missed. Many local artists had a hand in crafting pieces ranging from the ebullient "Man Defeats Chair" to the startling "PINK RABBIT". All sculptures are on display day and night throughout Prospect.3 and beyond.
Urban Sidewalk/Installation Space
A wetlands-inspired install greets those who saunter to the Urban Sidewalk/Installation Space. Collaborative works abound throughout the CBD installation, which explores artists' and the public's interpretation of their surroundings within the confines of South Louisiana, America, and beyond. The US/IS hub is open all of Prospect.3 seven days a week and 24 hours a day.