“Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans” at New Orleans Museum of Art through Sept. 3
Longtime art collector and gallery owner Arthur Roger gave his personal art collection of over 80 works to the New Orleans Museum of Art earlier this year. Roger opened his first gallery in New Orleans in 1978 and was a conduit for modern and contemporary art in New Orleans before the city was on the art map. Among the artists in his collection are Cruz Azaceta, Willie Birch, Douglas Bourgeois, Robert Colescott, George Dureau, Robert Gordy, Deborah Kass, Catherine Opie, Robert Polidori, Holton Rower and John Waters, among others.
To learn more about Roger and his gallery, check out this article in the Times-Picayune.
“To&Fro: Correspondence Art by Jack Logan & Kosmo Vinyl” at Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, GA, through July 29.
In the spring of 2015, Jack Logan and Kosmo Vinyl began exchanging handmade postcards, each responding to the one most recently received. The postcards – original artworks – were sent via US Postal Service. Logan is an Athens-based artist and singer/songwriter. In the 1990s, he created an underground comic book featuring R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck as a Batman-like superhero, which was covered on MTV News and in Creem magazine. also featured the comic. His musical albums Bulk and Mood Elevator received four-star ratings in Rolling Stone magazine and led to TV appearances on The Conan O’Brien Show and The Today Show. Vinyl is a London-born, New York City-based artist best known for his work in music from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s on the Stiff Records label. The two first met in 1996, and subsequently collaborated on an album. After Kosmo left the music industry, they kept in touch via the postcards included in this show.