June 10th, 2017
One night show! Reception Saturday June 10th, 6-10pm
The Front will release Round 5 of its catalog during our June reception. The catalog features an essay by NOMA's curator of contemporary art Katie Pfohl, member artist profiles, and a visual archive of shows and events that occurred from January 2014 - December 2016. The catalog will be available for purchase during our opening reception.
Please join the Front for our first ever mini-mart art sale on June 10th during second Saturday artwalk. Pick up some stunning and affordable multiples by local artists while they last. Proceeds to benefit the artists and The Front.
The Front's 3rd annual open call film festival highlights themes of migration. Presenting a series of short films that address individual journeys, concepts of home, radically shifted perspectives, belonging, and place within the larger context of mass groups of people escaping their homeland for safer ground, being forced out of their own territories, and banned from others.
Martha Colburn, Bahareh Khoshooee, Chun-yu Liu, Janie Korn, Edward Ramsey-Morin, Shahar Tuchner, Libbi Ponce, Valeriya Gayevskaya, Andrew McDonald, Mišo and Lida Suchý, Anna Mortimer, Françoise Soulé Duressé, Garima Thakur, and Nicole Jean Hill
Carry On explores artistic process and identity in a hurricane zone. Some Front artists have lost their studio, tools, and art to hurricanes. All of us live in a basin, a city below sea level, surrounded by water. What is portable, what to carry when you run (or evacuate) has informed what we make and how we make it. New Orleans is also a city of parades and homemade costumes, second-line funerals, and St Joseph's altars. To walk in single file is to walk together. To walk continuously without apparent destination is an act of solidarity but also of futility. A procession confers dignity and purpose.