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  1. Lemon, Cup, and Shell

    Peter Jones is a second-generation Woodstock, New York, artist. His father, Wendell Jones, painted murals for the U.S. Treasury’s Section of Fine Arts program during the Depression, and went on to teach at Vassar College, while his mother, Jane Jones, specialized in portraits. He earned a degree in fine arts from Amherst College and studied…

  2. Stratum #4

    Edwin Pinkston lives in Ruston, Louisiana, where he taught painting and drawing at Louisiana Tech University from 1968 to 2004. He is an abstract painter. Pinkston intentionally limits his compositions to a square format because the shape pleases him and it gives him a consistent foundation on which to build his work. He contrasts a…

  3. Wall Totems

    John Geldersma works primarily in wood and has produced a wide array of pieces in archetypal forms, from his hanging Shamans to mandala-like totemic sculpture termed Spirit Poles. These are inspired by primitive fetishes, various trans-historic ritualistic geometric designs, and the vibrant cultural milieu of his native southwestern Louisiana. The artist has cited his early…

  4. Totem

    John Geldersma works primarily in wood and has produced a wide array of pieces in archetypal forms, from his hanging Shamans to mandala-like totemic sculpture termed Spirit Poles. These are inspired by primitive fetishes, various trans-historic ritualistic geometric designs, and the vibrant cultural milieu of his native southwestern Louisiana. The artist has cited his early…

  5. Cypress Cabaret

    Jenny Ellerbe is a self-taught photographer whose black and white images are landscape driven and often deal with the historical or ecological importance of a site. Ellerbe’s images are meant to give a sense of the places she photographs. Her work has an enduring quality that manages to make subtle references to the passage of…

  6. On Bended Trees

    Jenny Ellerbe, a Monroe, Louisiana native, is a self-taught photographer that creates black and white digital archival images with a conceptual strategy to illustrate the historical importance of her surroundings. She makes work within about sixty miles of her home, often traveling on the water by kayak. Ellerbe focuses on the environments as they are…

  7. Elysian Fields #21

    Born in 1953, Samuel Corso is a Louisiana native. He attended Louisiana State University where he received a Master of Fine Arts in 1977. In the same year he became business partners with his mentor, Paul Dufour, a long time professor at LSU. Corso is skilled in the use of charcoal, ink, paint, and glass….

  8. Elysian Fields #15

    Born in 1953, Samuel Corso is a Louisiana native. He attended Louisiana State University where he received a Master of Fine Arts in 1977. In the same year he became business partners with his mentor, Paul Dufour, a long time professor at LSU. Corso is skilled in the use of charcoal, ink, paint, and glass….

  9. Red Earth Series: 4/10

    Clyde Connell began showing her work in Shreveport in the 1960s. She made her reputation in New York in the 1980s. Connell was embraced as one of the last contemporary artists, and one of the few native-born U.S. artists, to use authentic primitive imagery to express surrealist-derived Abstract Expressionist principles. Connell had her first major…

  10. Aquanot #16: Bird and Butterfly

    Lynda Benglis, a Louisiana native, studied at Newcomb College, the Women’s College at Tulane University. She moved to New York City in 1964, and currently splits time between New York; Santa Fe; Kastelorizo, Greece; and Ahmadabad, India. Feminism and sexuality inform her abstract sculptures. She elicits this connection in her work by alluding to the…