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DISAPPEARING LANDS – “Bayou Graveyards”
is one of the images in Daniel Kariko’s photography exhibit, “Disappearing
Lands,” on display through July 1 at Southeastern Louisiana University’s
Contemporary Art Gallery.
HOUSE – New Orleans photographer Michel Varisco, whose exhibit “Ruminations”
will be shown through July 1 at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary
Art Gallery, uses photo transfers on glass and silver gelatin prints to
portray scenes such as this rural structure, shrouded by trees’ bare limbs.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITS ON DISPLAY AT
HAMMOND – Southeastern
Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery will feature the works
of two artists whose works illustrate different visions of the south.
Michel Varisco’s “Ruminations”
and Daniel Kariko’s “Disappearing Lands” will share the East Stadium gallery’s
space June 9-July 1, said gallery director Dale Newkirk.
Focusing on images of the
south such as decaying industrial sites and overgrown rural areas, Varisco
creates beautiful shadow boxes that include photo transfers on glass and
silver gelatin prints. A New Orleans native, Varisco has studied and worked
at the Lacoste School in France and has taught at the New Orleans Center
for Creative Arts since 1997.
Also on display is the
photographic work of Daniel Kariko. Kariko, who teaches at Florida State
University, is a native of Yugoslavia and lived in a town in northern Serbia
until he came to the United States in 1994.
His exhibit draws a parallel
between his native country – a land destroyed by war that once served as
a barrier between the western world and Eastern Europe – and southeast
Louisiana’s barrier islands, repeatedly battered and diminished by storms.
“Chains of events cause
both hurricanes and wars,” Kariko said. “Political or environmental, these
events leave destruction in their aftermath. Lands are divided or they
simply disappear. I juxtapose images from Europe with ones from the United
States in order to establish a relationship between my origins and my new
environment, between people I left behind and ones I met here.”
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., weekdays. For additional information, call the Department of
Visual Arts, 985-549-2193.