Posted: Jul 2, 2012 1:50 PM by Press Release
Lafayette, LA - The Acadiana Center for the Arts is excited to announce its 2nd Saturday ArtWalk ongoing and opening exhibitions. This complimentary viewing will take place Saturday, July 14 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Southern Open 2012
May 12, 2012 - July 14, 2012
The Southern Open is a competitive juried exhibition featuring artists from the 5 southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Taking place in the Main Gallery at the AcA, Southern Open 2012 includes all types of original media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video/DVD provided by visual artists over the age of 18.
Each year the AcA curator chooses a single juror who then selects which artwork will be included in the Southern Open. This year, juror Rene Barilleaux, Chief Curator and Curator of Art after 1945 at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, sifted through 750 pieces of artwork submitted by over 150 artists to select the finalists.
This years winner is Lee Diegarrd and runner ups are Alex Podesta and David Sullivan.
Generic Art Solutions presents:
"Bullet Proof", a multi-media exhibition
July 14, 2012 - August 4, 2012
The New Orleans-based art duo Generic Art Solutions has spent a good amount of time examining the relationship between real life gun play and its' portrayal in entertainment media. Beginning with their title "Bullet Proof", the artists have bisected what would otherwise be an exclamation of impenetrability in exchange for a strategic disassembly of Hollywood's codified and glorified fictions.
For example, their "Motel Suite" is a series of 18 photographs taken in a New Orleans area motel where they have created a mysterious narrative involving two heavily armed men doing mundane things like eating chips, brushing their teeth, and cleaning their guns.
These vignettes portray subtle shifts between fatigue, tension, and uncertainty as the duo (played by the artists Vis and Campbell) waits for the call to execute their mission.
These photographs are a voyeuristic look into the psychology of "killing time" before the "hit" rather than the glorified "kill time" scenes dominant in so many Hollywood movies.
But who are these men, and which side of the law are they on? This information, like the nature of their mission itself, is not all together clear. This abstract narrative provides a more intimate look into the nature of modern violence and a measured examination of mysterious covert activities that requires these men to walk the tightrope that is strung up between good and evil.
James S. Mallia Galleria
June 2, 2012 - August 11, 2012
Inhabiting Horizons: Capturing Fleeting Spaces by: John Oliver, Emee Morgan and Daivd Weber (installation by John Oliver) is an installation of glass artifacts collected from surrounding cane fields capturing a sense of place and time.
Another Time: Paintings by Carolyn Scalfano Faulk and Eric Todd
June 9, 2012 - August 4, 2012
Recent UL graduates Carolyn Scalfano Faulk and Eric Todd exhibit paintings that explore experience and perception.
July 14, 2012 -August 25, 2012 wood
In 1977 Gary H. Rock began his woodworking craft, his early work ranged from making toys, to furniture repair and custom wood turning. Gary is a self-taught wood worker and turner. He resides in Westlake, LA, where he turns daily. He is a member of the Louisiana Crafts Guild, Gulf Coast Woodturners, Acadian Woodturners and American Association of Woodturners this also gives him the opportunity to expand his knowledge and skill. His work can be found in galleries throughout Louisiana including Lafayette, Alexandria, New Orleans and Shreveport as well as many private collections across the United States and England.