Ogden Museum opens exhibit on White Linen Night Aug. 2

With support from Regions Bank, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will once again produce the exhibition, “Louisiana Contemporary,” opening on White Linen Night on Aug. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and remaining on display until Sept. 28.
The annual, state-wide, juried exhibition was established in 2012 to promote contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, to provide exhibition space for the exposition of contemporary art, and to engage an audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.
Artists included in the exhibition are Artemis Antippas, David Armentor, Aron Belka, Martin Benson, Jenna Bonistall, Eliot Brown, Marcus Brown, Marianne Desmarais, Joshua Duncan, James Flynn, Laura Gipson, Jacqueline Groves, Shawn Hall, Ronna Harris, L. Kasimu Harris, Stephan Hoffpauir, Ann Hornback, Susan Ireland, Gene Koss, Bonnie Maygarden, Meghan Methe, Ti-Rock Moore, Keith Perelli, Olesya Robinson, Bradley Sabin, Loren Schwerd, Cynthia Scott, Sara Wiseman, all of New Orleans, Jeremiah Ariaz, Scott Finch and James Osborne of Baton Rouge, Maggie McConnell and Dale Newkirk of Covington, Christopher Bunch, Kim Pourciau of Harvey, Ariel Mazariegos of Metairie, Clifford Tresner of Monroe, Yankowski of Natchitoches, Dean Dablow of Ruston, and Blake Boyd of Slidell.
The juror for this installation of “Louisiana Contemporary” is Jonathan Binstock, senior vice president and specialist in Modern and Contemporary art for Citi Private Bank Art Advisory & Finance, and former Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., who has just been named Director of the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester.
Binstock said, “I am eager and excited to survey the Louisiana scene and to discover what some of the best artists in the region are creating.”
“It’s thrilling to see how the curatorial vision of the varied exhibition jurors has helped shape this snapshot of contemporary art in Louisiana,” said William Andrews, director of the Ogden Museum. “We began this exhibition series to give presence to a specific community of artists who have chosen to live and work in the South. “We began this exhibition series to give presence to a specific community of artists who have chosen to live and work in the South, which has been dramatically different with each installation.”
The 2013 Juror for Louisiana Contemporary was Franklin Sirmans, The Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Artistic Director for “Prospect.3: Notes for Now.” The 2012 Juror was Rene Barrilleaux, Chief Curator at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.
A complete list of artists in the exhibition can be found by visiting www.louisianacontemporary.org or by visiting www.ogdenmuseum.org.

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