Photo of John Otte, courtesy of the estate of John Otte
My new article for Oxford American Magazine is out on the website. It’s a memoriam for curator/artist John Otte who passed in New Orleans on October 3, 2012. He was one of the shining stars of recent NOLA art, and he created what I believe to be the most significant exhibition of art in the city in recent memory, if not in it’s history. Check out the article and find out why by following this link> http://www.oxfordamerican.org/articles/2012/nov/05/only-stair-doesnt-creak-john-otte/
“A Great Concept”
My fourth article for Oxford American has hit the virtual news stand! It’s about the current mini-retrospective exhibition “The Art of Eugene Martin: A Great Concept” at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS. Martin is one of the largely unsung heroes of Southern Art, and the article discusses his life, his work and the exhibition itself. It’s a truly inspiring read if I do say so myself – check it out here.
Sheila Pree Bright
If you’re an American, chances are you’re gearing up for some Independence Day festivities today. Amidst all of the fireworks, parades, BBQ’s, house parties, beach parties, patriotic concerts, and state fairs (or crawfish boils if you’re in Louisiana) in your near future, don’t forget to take some quality time to really consider your relationship with America. If you’re in need of some inspiration, I’d like to direct you to my latest article on the Oxford American website. It is an overview of “Young Americans,” a body of work which is an exploration of American identity among members of Generation Y by artist and photographer, Sheila Pree Bright. You can check it out by following the link to my Southern contemporary art column “The Only Stair That Doesn’t Creak” here.
It’s Wednesday, and that means that the first article for my Southern Contemporary Art column “The Only Stair That Doesn’t Creak” on the Oxford American Website is up! It’s all about the enduring question of hauntology in Southern art. NOLA artist Hannah Chalew is in this installment. Let me know what you think! There will be a new article for the column out about every two weeks. Check out the rest of the online magazine as well. The site – which focuses on excellent writing about culture from a Southern perspective – has been revamped, and there’s a ton of really stellar writing about more art, along with literature, music, film, food, and fashion! You can follow the link to my article here.