Rebecca Lee Reynolds is an assistant professor in the department of fine arts at the University of New Orleans. She grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, but left the South to try out life up North. She received a BA in art history and music from Boston University and an MA and PhD in art … Continued
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For the second installment of our column “5×7” — in which we pose seven questions to five people who have similar careers, practices, or interests — we asked art critics about the role and future of art criticism, the challenges of working as an art critic, what writers they admire and who they are reading now, … Continued
We asked our contributing curators, artists, collectors and critics who and/or what has made a significant impact on their local art scene in 2016, and what they remember most in 2016. Among the movers and shakers are Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, curator at the Birmingham Museum of Art, while ATLBNL, galleries coming and going, and the … Continued
Wrapping up our BURNAWAY’s Best of 2014, we asked our experts to tell us about some of their most memorable reads from the past year. (Don’t miss our Best Exhibitions of 2014, the top Movers, Shakers & Newsmakers, Best Cultural Experiences, Rocio Rodriguez’s Marfa experience, and what’s coming up in 2015!) [su_divider top=”no”] REBECCA REYNOLDS (New Orleans, LA) Assistant professor of … Continued
At first, everyone was taken aback. A woman dressed in a suit was standing at the lectern, and she was asking someone in the back of the auditorium at the New Orleans Museum of Art to quiet down. It’s true that the place was very crowded, and everyone was chatting while they waited for the … Continued
Over the past two decades, the need for authenticity has become a visual battleground for New Orleans. The city’s tourism industry, while not inherently evil, reliably churns out pigeonhole iconographies that incidentally contribute to a plague of Airbnb pockets that eat away at local residential districts – the sites of genuine cultural generation. You can … Continued
Looking at the Jess Jones work TopoQuilt: Inman Park (2017) is like a cool glass of water in a desert. Sitting on the bench in Plough Gallery, I drink in all of its jewel tone color and imagine lying on it as if on a bed of lush green moss. But hung like a painting, it is intended, … Continued
Carrie Mae Weem’s well-known series resurfaces near the Sea Islands in Savannah, 26 years after the photos were taken.
As a former New Orleanian, our writer finds the tropes of Prospect.4 are tired for a local or regional audience, and tend to work best with out-of-towners who have superficial knowledge of the city.