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NEW YEAR, NEW ART

recent works by new gallery artists

January 2 – February 13, 2021

CHRIS BARNARD, Blue Blood, 2017

CHRIS BARNARD

Blue Blood, 2017

acrylic on panel

36h x 28w in

CHRIS BARNARD, The Evidence of Things Seen, 2017

CHRIS BARNARD

The Evidence of Things Seen, 2017

oil on canvas over panel

81h x 54w in

CHRIS BARNARD, Misguided (Northern Light), 2018

CHRIS BARNARD

Misguided (Northern Light), 2018

acrylic on canvas over panel

24h x 18w in

JOSHUA EDWARD BENNETT, Mortoj, 2019

JOSHUA EDWARD BENNETT

Mortoj, 2019

acrylic, latex ink, medium density fiberboard, paint, rope, vinyl

25h x 22w x 2d in

JOSHUA EDWARD BENNETT, Sentema, 2019

JOSHUA EDWARD BENNETT

Sentema, 2019

acrylic, ball chain, cork, latex ink, medium density fiberboard, paint, vinyl

37h x 21w x 1.50d in

STARSKY BRINES, The Black Snake and the Hungry Chicken, 2020

STARSKY BRINES

The Black Snake and the Hungry Chicken, 2020

acrylic, spray paint, crayon on canvas

77h x 77w in

SOLD

STARSKY BRINES, La Victoria de las Flores, 2020

STARSKY BRINES

La Victoria de las Flores, 2020

acrylic, spray paint, crayon on canvas

56h x 50.5w in

STARSKY BRINES, Knockout, 2020

STARSKY BRINES

Knockout, 2020

acrylic, crayon on canvas

30h x 24w in

AMANDA BROWN, Sun and Sand, 2014

AMANDA BROWN

Sun and Sand, 2014

acrylic on canvas

32h x 30w in

AMANDA BROWN, Winter Confetti (III), 2013

AMANDA BROWN

Winter Confetti (III), 2013

acrylic on canvas

32h x 30w in

AMANDA BROWN, Dispersion IV, 2019

AMANDA BROWN

Dispersion IV, 2019

acrylic on canvas

40h x 38w in

TIFFANY CALVERT, #338, 2019

TIFFANY CALVERT

#338, 2019

oil on inkjet print on canvas

60h x 48w in

TIFFANY CALVERT, #325, 2019

TIFFANY CALVERT

#325, 2019

oil on inkjet print on canvas

28h x 22w in

TIFFANY CALVERT, #286, 2017

TIFFANY CALVERT

#286, 2017

oil on inkjet print on canvas

28h x 22w in

BETH CARTER, Broken Carnival, 2017

BETH CARTER

Broken Carnival, 2017

bronze with polished steel base

27.50h x 12w x 19.50d in
edition 2 of 10

BETH CARTER, Rag Donkey, 2015

BETH CARTER

Rag Donkey, 2015

bronze with jesmonite base

37h x 11w x 10d in
edition 1 of 8

ESPERANZA CORTÉS, Silver Heart, 2015

ESPERANZA CORTÉS

Silver Heart, 2015

clay, chains, oil on panel

36h x 24w in

MAGGIE EVANS, Entrenched, 2018

MAGGIE EVANS

Entrenched, 2018

oil on canvas

18h x 36w in

MAGGIE EVANS, Ego, 2018

MAGGIE EVANS

Ego, 2018

oil on canvas

30h x 24w in

KAT FLYN, 846, 2020

KAT FLYN

846, 2020

assemblage sculpture: leather work-boot with exaggerated sole, authentic vintage Minneapolis police badge, Police sign used to hang off a car door (most small towns did not have the money for their own police cars so each officer would take turns hanging this on an available vehicle). Antique shoe shine box reconstructed into a jail, 3 wood hand carved men, hand-painted flag on wood.

28h x 18w x 10d in

 

The title references the 8 minute and 46-second video of George Floyd being choked to death. The video went viral and ignited worldwide protests. The enormous outpouring of rage is evidence that George Floyd’s death is part of the much broader problem of systemic racism. The exaggerated heel on the boot is meant to draw attention to the magnitude of the problem – that people of color have been crushed beneath the heel of racial injustice for centuries. The Minneapolis police badge and the Police car door sign emphasize the role of police brutality. The stereotype shoeshine box doubles as a jail, where people of color are incarcerated disproportionately to their numbers in America. And the American flag, with its new black border & stripe representing all Americans, is hopefully the future.

KAT FLYN, The Last Stand, 2020

KAT FLYN

The Last Stand, 2020

assemblage sculpture: wood stadium-like stands with 13 hand-carved & painted people, 1 resin & wood figure, painted reversible wood carnival game clown with one side a smile and the reverse a frown, hand-painted wood flag billboard

18h x 12w x 16d in

 

This piece was finished right before the 2020 presidential election and references Trump’s raucous political rallies, which are designed to whip up his conservative base. Raucous rallies have been part of American culture almost from its inception, but usually, they were connected to religious revival events. In our time they have also been used to whip up conservative supporters into a patriotic frenzy, reminiscent of rallies in Nazi Germany.

 

LAUREN MABRY, Glaze Flow Blocks (20.03), 2020

LAUREN MABRY

Glaze Flow Blocks (20.03), 2020

earthenware, slip, glaze

15h x 19.50w x 9d in

LAUREN MABRY, Glazescape (20.05), 2020

LAUREN MABRY

Glazescape (20.05), 2020

red earthenware, slip, glaze

11.50h x 13.75w x 4d in

LAUREN MABRY, Glazescape (20.02), 2020

LAUREN MABRY

Glazescape (20.02), 2020

earthenware, slip, glaze

7h x 13w x 2.50d in

LAUREN MABRY, Cylinder (20.11), 2020

LAUREN MABRY

Cylinder (20.11), 2020

earthenware, slip, glaze

7.75h x 9w x 9d in

AKIHIKO SUGIURA, Two, 2018

AKIHIKO SUGIURA

Two, 2018

oil on canvas

63.70h x 51.30w in

TRENITY THOMAS, Black Lives Matter, 2020

TRENITY THOMAS

Black Lives Matter, 2020

photographic print

30h x 20w in, edition of 5

14h x 11w in, edition of 7

TRENITY THOMAS, BLM Protest, 2020

TRENITY THOMAS

BLM Protest, 2020

photographic print

30h x 20w in, edition of 5
14h x 11w in, edition of 7

TRENITY THOMAS, Wherever, Together, 2020

TRENITY THOMAS

Wherever, Together, 2020

photographic print

20h x 30w in, edition of 5

11h x 14w in, edition of 7

TRENITY THOMAS, Speech, 2020

TRENITY THOMAS

Speech, 2020

photographic print

30h x 20w in, edition of 5

14h x 11w in, edition of 7

TRENITY THOMAS, Many Voices, 2020

TRENITY THOMAS

Many Voices, 2020

photographic print

20h x 30w in, edition of 5

11h x 14w in, edition of 7

TRENITY THOMAS, March, 2020

TRENITY THOMAS

March, 2020

photographic print

30h x 20w in, edition of 5

14h x 11w in, edition of 7

TRENITY THOMAS, George Floyd, 2020

TRENITY THOMAS

George Floyd, 2020

photographic print

20h x 30w in, edition of 5

11h x 14w in, edition of 7

TRENITY THOMAS, All Together, 2020

TRENITY THOMAS

All Together, 2020

photographic print

20h x 30w in, edition of 5

11h x 14w in, edition of 7

TRENITY THOMAS, See Us, Hear Us, 2020

TRENITY THOMAS

See Us, Hear Us, 2020

photographic print

20h x 30w in, edition of 5

11h x 14w in, edition of 7

TRENITY THOMAS, Use Your Voice, 2020

TRENITY THOMAS

Use Your Voice, 2020

photographic print

20h x 30w in, edition of 5

11h x 14w in, edition of 7

ALEXI TORRES, The Longest Dream, 2018

ALEXI TORRES

The Longest Dream, 2018

oil on canvas

36h x 48w in

ALEXI TORRES, Cocreating, 2018

ALEXI TORRES

Cocreating, 2018

oil on canvas

84h x 60w in

JOHN ISIAH WALTON, Hot Girl Summer 2, 2019

JOHN ISIAH WALTON

Hot Girl Summer 2, 2019

oil on canvas

60h x 48w in

JOHN ISIAH WALTON, Hot Girl Summer, 2019

JOHN ISIAH WALTON

Hot Girl Summer, 2019

oil on canvas

60h x 48w in

Participating Artists

Participating Artists

Chris Barnard  |  Joshua Edward Bennet  |  Starsky Brines  |  Amanda Brown  |  Tiffany Calvert  |  Beth Carter  |  Esperanza Cortés  |  Maggie Evans  |  Kat Flyn  |  Lauren Mabry  |  Akihiko Sugiura  |  Trenity Thomas  |  Alexi Torres  |  John Isiah Walton

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New Year, New Art - a group exhibition of recent works by new gallery artists.

Press Release

Press Release

1 January 2021 (New Orleans, LA) JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is proud to announce, New Year, New Art, a group exhibition of artists who are new to the gallery programme and who have upcoming solo exhibitions planned for 2021. 

 

New Year, New Art features artwork from fourteen different local, national, and international artists working across a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, digital printmaking, and photography. The resulting exhibition serves as the framework for what JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY has in store for 2021.

 

New Year, New Art is the second of a two-part group exhibition which reviews the gallery’s entire artist programme. Part one, entitled Inspiration in Isolation, exhibited during the final two months of 2020 and focused on established artists in the JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY roster.

 

New Year, New Art will be on view from 2 January to 13 February 2021 with a rolling opening reception from 10 am – 5 pm on 6 February in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans’ First Saturday Gallery Openings. The January opening will take place on the second Saturday of the month, 9 January during normal business hours, to account for the New Year’s Day gallery closures, as well as, the city of New Orleans' reversion to modified Phase 1 COVID-19 protocols.

 

For more information, press or sales inquiries please contact Gallery Director Matthew Weldon Showman at 504.343.6827 or matthew@jonathanferraragallery.com. Please join the conversation with JFG on Facebook (@JonathanFerraraGallery), Twitter (@JFerraraGallery), and Instagram (@JonathanFerraraGallery) via the hashtags:  #NewYearNewArt, #InspirationInIsolation, #JonathanFerraraGallery and #ArtsDistrictNewOrleans.

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