just arrived at Graphite Galleries

Five of my newest paintings have arrived at Graphite Galleries in New Orleans. Contact the gallery if you are interested in any of these pieces. Remember to check out The Agora Borealis in Shreveport, or RO2 Art in Dallas. Happy Holidays!

“idealism helps” acrylic on wood panel, 13×13, $400

 

“love me” acrylic on wood panel, 13×13, $400

 

“not yet” acrylic on wood panel, 13×13, $400

 

“gentle words” acrylic on wood panel, 13×13, $400

 

“i took” acrylic on wood panel, 13×13, $400

Dallas and Shreveport

Open now! RO2 Art is exhibiting nine of my paintings in Dallas at the Magnolia. “As Is Was” will be up September 19 – October 17.  Click here for more info.

 

Meanwhile in Shreveport: “let’s use our words” is open and available to visit at Artspace in Shreveport, Tuesday – Friday 10:00AM – 5:00PM : Saturday 12:00PM – 5:00PM. Click here for more info. 

Check out more work at Graphite Galleries, and The Agora Borealis.

3 events, 1 night

Come out to artspace tomorrow night 5 pm – 8 pm for three events in one place!

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let’s use our words – The Art of Joshua Chambers

“let’s use our words” exhibition by Critical MASS 6 Visual Best of Show Artist Joshua Chambers in MainSpace @artspace. This exhibition from the top visual artist chosen from hundreds across ten Northwest Louisiana parishes will include large-scale paintings on panels and a collection of 7.5” x 9” pieces each illuminating a different letter of our popular and familiar ABCs.

 

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Don’t Look Away – The Poetry of Katie Bickham

“Don’t Look Away” exhibition by Critical MASS 6 Literary Best of Show Artist Katie Bickham on the Mezzanine at artspace. This exhibition will feature five never-before-seen poems by Bickham displayed alongside illustrated representations commissioned by Bickham from Northwest Louisiana Artists Jazmin Jernigan, Kelly McDade, Lilly Thompson, Susan Abney and Paige Powell.

 

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Collector’s Eye Exhibition

This exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the collectible art of several who collect from locals across Northwest Louisiana. A few of the artists to be featured include Christine Bailey, Mark Burt, Marilyn Couch, Bertha Harris, Ron Smith, and Mike Torma. The work being shown exemplifies the high caliber of Art being produced across this 10-Parish region and available to anyone interested in becoming a collector.

upcoming exhibition

 

I have a new solo exhibition opening Thursday, August 30th. “let’s use our words” will include several new paintings on wood panel and a collection of 7.5” x 9” pieces each illuminating a different letter of the alphabet.

“hold me” acrylic on wood panel, 23×23

When: Thursday, August 30 from 5 PM – 8 PM

Where: Artspace 708 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 71101

Exhibition Dates: August 30 through October 13

More information about the event can be found here.

 

further

If you missed the first opportunity to see the installation pieces at the Meadows Museum of Art, you have another chance. Saturday, July 14 11-3pm Further will be open to the public again. Bring the kids and get mindful with Little You Yoga. Shiver Shack Shaved Ice will cool us all down until 1:30 with their delightful treats. This every age event is free and open to all.

 

he finally owned himself, acrylic on shaped wood, glass, water, vinyl, rubber, and hose, 144x492x86

 

he wanted to know her better, acrylic on shaped wood and wire, 144x492x86

 

I’ve also updated the website to include new works for this year, including most of the “sad alphabet” series. Be sure to attend my solo exhibition at Artspace in Shreveport on August 30th to see all the new work in person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

website updated!

liberation is costly / put yourself inside, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

Good news! I’ve added 5 new pieces to the website for 2018, with more to come in the next few weeks. Also, on March 2, one of my paintings was awarded best in show at Critical Mass 6 by art critic Alicia Eler. Alicia is the author of The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture. She is the visual art critic/arts reporter at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her cultural criticism and reporting are published in the GuardianGLAMOURHarper’s Bazaar, New York MagazineCNNLA WeeklyChicago TribuneChicago Sun-TimesNew InquiryHyperallergicApertureMAXIMArt21 Magazine, and Artforum. Her work is quoted in New York TimesNew YorkerThe AtlanticLe MondePerez HiltonBuzzFeed and Gawker (RIP). Eler is cited as a selfie expert in WIRED Magazine, BBC, Washington Post and New York Magazine. You can see more of what Alicia is up to here.

Here is the piece that received the award:

aim as far as possible, gouache on paper, 12×12

 

 

laughter is a risk

My solo show “Laughter is A Risk (and other struggles we choose for ourselves)” at the Bry Art Gallery will open to the public October 9 through November 2 with a reception on October 12, 5-7pm in conjunction with ULM Art Crawl. Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8-4:30, Fri. 8-11:30.

New images have been added to my website, and below are a few of the pieces that will be in the show.

affected by errors due to physical causes / and the windows and doors were covered in this way, acrylic on wood panel, 35×29

there are things i wish i could remember fondly / it hasn’t been that long, acrylic on wood panel, 29×35

the boy’s last hope / the result is that of an impression of continuous motion, acrylic on wood panel, 23×29

as long as life lasts / a few moments of awkward silence, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

she was alone but she preferred him away / motions which differ slightly in their timing, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

it’s a life of almosts / it costs all that we are, acrylic on wood panel, 23×29

 

new work and the new south

Since the last update, I’ve added three new paintings to my website.

I also have two pieces included in The New South II April 21 – June 2, 2017. The New South II explores the contemporary South through the perspectives of 39 artists living and working throughout the Southeast. From over 850 submitted artworks, 52 pieces were selected for the exhibition.

Overseeing the selection process this year are Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary, Veronica Kessenich and Director of the Welch School of Art & Design of Georgia State University, Michael White. Veronica Kessenich, an Atlanta native, has been working in the arts for over thirteen years and was hired as Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary in July 2015 after serving for two years as the organization’s Development Director. As Director of the Welch School of Art & Design of Georgia State University, Michael White has overseen the growth of the program to nearly 1,000 majors across ten disciplines and five different undergraduate and graduate degrees. With over 50,000 students, Georgia State is the largest university in the state.

The New South II Artists:

NICK ADAMS, LEE ARNETT, JAMAAL BARBER, BUZZ BUSBEE, DIMELZA BROCHE, JOE CAMOOSA, KARA CARTER, JOSHUA CHAMBERS, KATELYN CHAPMAN, VALENTINA CUSTER O’ROARK, ANDREW DECAEN, ELYSE DEFOOR, DIANE DAVIS, JOE DREHER, WILL ESKRIDGE, DAVID GABBARD, CANAAN GRIFFIN, ROXANE HOLLOSI, GREG HOWSER, ALEA HURST, JAIME JOHNSON, AXELLE KIEFFER, IVY KILPATRICK, DIEGO LASANSKY, JESSICA LOCKLAR, MIA MERLIN, ANDREW MUÑOZ, LYNX NGUYEN, RAOUL PACHECO, STEPHEN PAYNE, STEPHEN PHILMS, KEITH ROSEMOND, ANNA SCARBROUGH, AMBER SINGLETON, SPENCER SLOAN, FREDA SUE, CHARLIE WATTS, ALEX WILLIAMS, NIKI ZARRABI

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KAI LIN ART is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2008 by Yu-Kai Lin and based in Atlanta’s booming West Midtown Arts District. The mission of the gallery is to cultivate creativity, connection, and conversation through art. Dedicated to promoting emerging and established artists in the Southeast and beyond, the gallery maintains an accelerated program with new exhibitions every six to eight weeks. Kai Lin Art is free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. Located at 999 Brady Avenue NW Suite 7 Atlanta Georgia 30318.

delivery to New Orleans soon

These three new paintings, along with several others, will arrive in New Orleans later this month. Stayed tuned for more updates so you’ll know when to drop by Graphite Galleries to see the work in person.

if only you could change a little more / try again, acrylic on wood panel, 21x14

if only you could change a little more / try again, acrylic on wood panel, 21×14

if this is going to work we have to stop caring / i'm asking for so little, acrylic on wood panel, 29x23

if this is going to work we have to stop caring / i’m asking for so little, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

thanks for making me aware of what i am not / we exchanged a few words lazily, acrylic on wood panel, 29x23

thanks for making me aware of what i am not / we exchanged a few words lazily, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

 

the first paintings of 2017

January is almost over, and I have three new paintings to show you.

an intimacy from which they never recovered / tell me i'm pretty, acrylic on wood panel, 29x23

an intimacy from which they never recovered / tell me i’m pretty, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

life had hunted him for quite a while / hold me, but keep your distance, acrylic on wood panel, 60x45

life had hunted him for quite a while / hold me, but keep your distance, acrylic on wood panel, 60×45

being understood and understanding someone else / there is more hat he is more than sorry for, acrylic on wood panel, 29x23

being understood and understanding someone else / there is more that he is more than sorry for, acrylic on wood panel, 29×23

Graphite Galleries in New Orleans will host the first scheduled exhibition of my new work sometime between the end of March and the beginning of April. Keep your eyes peeled for more information as the date approaches.

Where to see my work in person:

Graphite Galleries, New Orleans

Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge

Agora Borealis, Shreveport

My studio, Bossier City