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CONSTRUCTION BECOMES ART -- Large-scale
photographs by Atlanta photographer Ruth Dusseault are on display through
Sept. 29 at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
Since 1999 she has been documenting the Atlantic Steel Redevelopment Project,
a 138-acre site in midtown Atlanta slated as the largest urban brownfield
redevelopment in the United States.
OF EMOTIONS – Denver artist Kim Ferrer uses discarded crates, left as waste
along the side of the road or in empty lots, as containers for human emotions.
Five of her artistic crates are on display at Southeastern Louisiana University’s
Contemporary Art Gallery through Sept. 29.
SOUTHEASTERN TO HOLD CLOSING RECEPTIONS
HAMMOND – Southeastern
Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery will host a closing reception
on Sept. 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. for “Urban Realists,” an exhibition curated
by Gallery Director Dale Newkirk. The exhibition, which opened Sept. 1,
features the work of Atlanta photographer Ruth Dusseault, the sculptures
of Kim Ferrer, and two video works by Hubert Dobler.
Dusseault creates large-scale
photographs of urban construction and demolition projects that have a formal
elegance and sculptural beauty. Since 1999 she has been documenting
the Atlantic Steel Redevelopment Project, a 138-acre site in midtown Atlanta
slated as the largest urban brownfield redevelopment in the United States.
Beginning with the demolition of the old Atlantic Steel foundry, and continuing
with blasting granite, laying sewers and constructing a parking garage,
Dusseault will photograph this city-within-a-city until its completion.
Ferrer, who is from Denver, employs
shipping crates as metaphors for the human body. Five “crate” sculptures
will be part of this exhibition.
Dobler is a video artist from
Austria now living in New York. Newkirk said his video artwork, “Bull,”
is a powerful work that captures the live action noise and power of a motorcycle
at full throttle that the artist hangs from the ceiling of a parking garage.
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., weekdays, with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Sims Memorial Library is showing
an exhibition of the paintings by Cora Kelly Ward through Sept. 30. Ward,
who died in 1989, lived a vibrant life as an abstract expressionist painter
in New York from 1960 until her death.
Newkirk said the Contemporary
Art Gallery has been chosen as one of the sites for a preview of the third
season of National Public Broadcasting’s series “Art 21-- Art in the Twenty
First Century,” which features contemporary artists working in their studios.
The preview will be shown Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.
For additional information, contact
Newkirk at 985-549-2193 or 985-549-5080.