Alma Bryan Powell and I are having a two-person exhibit together next month called Our Visions of Home. The opening reception will be at the New Orleans Healing Center with the Second Story Co-op Gallery (2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117) on Saturday, September 13th, 6-9 p.m. It will be on view until Friday, October 3rd from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
It will be a unique opportunity for us to show an overview of our recent work. Our subject matter is people and places that have influenced us in recent years. Alma will show oil paintings and I will show actual and virtual iPad app created relief prints on paper.
My primary influence has been the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. I have been attracted to the beauty of the architecture, and the mysterious feel of the neighborhood since my years as a teenager. A few portraits of inspirational New Orleans women will be featured inOur Visions of Home. The exhibit will also include artwork from my “Ghana Series,” which was inspired by my trip to Ghana, West Africa during the summer of 2009.
Alma Bryan Powell receives inspiration from family photos, which she describes as “simple and static like still life, but include the human figure.” Through her paintings, Powell enjoys documenting the different stages of her children and family members’ lives. Powell also likes to paint biblical stories.
Examples of what we will show at the Healing Center in September are below. If you are in New Orleans, I hope you can come.
Also, Alma and I are two of 210 New Orleans artists who will contribute small 4"x4.75" pieces to the Imago Mundi project at the New Orleans Museum of Art in October. Imago Mundi is a very interesting worldwide project. See more about it here. The pieces we plan to show in October are above.