Out of overwhelming curiosity, we wanted to discover the most talented and thrilling up-and-coming artists in the South. So we enlisted a range of Southern experts (gallery owners, curators, critics, artists) to help us find them. To make things manageable, we limited our interest (for the time being) to those who paint, photograph, and draw.
47, New Orleans
Although from a large family in South Louisiana, Monica Zeringue creates sophisticated and enigmatic drawings that are far from local in style. The artist gives her pubescent selves plenty of space in which to multiply and merge, their hair a cocoon or a perverse life force, protecting or prohibiting their insular transformations.
Written b Diane G. Dufilho, Director, The Meadows Museum of Art