March 8 - April 6, 2014
Rooms 1 & 2:
Red Foreverscape (detail), screenprint on paper
As It Was in the Beginning
And Ever Shall Be
Recent explorations rooted in Kyle's shaky-line, doodly, and stream-of-consciousness drawings. Colorfully painted cut-out pieces from the Crappy Drawings of Crappy Sculptures series, and wall installations of Foreverscapescreenprinted patterns that undulate between stained-glass-like geometric abstraction and surreal Q-berty landscapes.
Kyle Bravo is an artist and musician who lives and works in the upper 9th Ward of New Orleans. He teaches art to pay the bills then makes art and plays music every other possible spare moment. He is a founding member of The Front and also co-founder of Hot Iron Press, both hand-in-hand with his wife, artist Jenny LeBlanc. Back when he was a young and idealistic punk rocker, Kyle edited the book Making Stuff and Doing Things: A Collection of DIY Guides to Doing Just About Everything, published by Microcosm Publishing, which is, amazingly, probably still available in your local anarchist bookstore. Kyle’s most recent musical projects include messing around with his 4-track in his garage and also Kay Swiss and the Keddz and Okay Failures.
Shimmy, MDF, ceramic tile, foam, fabric, acrylic, house paint, 2014.
John Isiah, Carl Joe Williams, Ayo Scott, Keith Duncan, Bruce Davenport Jr, 50IV
28 Days Later
28 Days Later is a group show of Black male artists 28 days after February.
John Isiah, Molly & The White Girl
TRAP, Porcelain, terra sig, under-glaze, black stain wash, fabric, 12x10in, 2013
Handle with Care
Jamie Alonzo, from New Orleans, LA, received her BA from Southeastern Louisiana University and her MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2009. Upon graduation, she was awarded a teaching residency at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Currently, she resides in Hammond, Louisiana and teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University. With her work, she creates narrative ceramic sculptures that are influenced by her family and explores ideas that reflect the unique traditions found in family. Her exhibit at the Front, investigates how different life stages effect identity; from birth through childhood, into adulthood, to caregiver and eventually cared for, these ideas are represent by using ceramic "dolls" (childhood) inside of hands (caregiver). The body language between the figures creates an interconnecting story and explores the cyclical nature of going from a child who must be cared for, into an elderly adult who can longer care for themselves.
NOW, Porcelain, terra sig, under-glaze, black stain wash, fabric, installation view, 2013
Plugged Art Collective
Saturday March 8th, 7-9 pm
Plugged Art Collective presents: Her Shorts: Selections International Women’s Video Festival. Join us for a screening jam packed with works all made by women ranging in content and style, including animation, documentary, and experimental video art that will shock, surprise, and entertain. Her Shorts: Selections is a special selection of Her Shorts Festival participants bringing to you a wide sample of women’s interests and perspectives. This screening includes works from twenty-three women from ten different countries. Example exhibitors include established video artists such as Shana Moulton (USA), Risk Hazekamp (The Netherlands), Elizabeth Henry (USA), and Elena Tejada Herrera (Peru).
Her Shorts is free and open to the public. The screening will be held at The Front on Saturday March 8th, 2014 7pm-9pm.
Please note: Not All Subject Matter is Suitable for all Ages
Plugged Art Collective revolves around the desire to engage the community with humorous, provocative, and boundary-crossing artwork not ordinarily seen in the mainstream nor most film festivals. A volunteer grass roots organization founded in 2004, Plugged aims to support and promote art that is free, thought provoking, stimulating, and unsettling. “Her Shorts” International Women’s Video Festival was created with the specific desire to gather and expose the moving image made by women. Currently, Plugged possesses a collection of approximately two hundred videos from twenty-five countries made by women, free for everyone.