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  1. Finally Complaining

    Eugene Martin was born in Washington D.C. in 1938 where he spent most of his life and married his wife, Suzanne Fredericq in 1988. He moved with Fredericq to Lafayette, Louisiana in 1996. Untitled, 1992 features several collaged elements. The collaged additions include a small, undated mixed media drawing from the 1960s on the right,…

  2. Untitled

    Eugene Martin was born in Washington D.C. in 1938 where he spent most of his life and married his wife, Suzanne Fredericq in 1988. He moved with Fredericq to Lafayette, Louisiana in 1996. Untitled, 1992 features several collaged elements. The collaged additions include a small, undated mixed media drawing from the 1960s on the right,…

  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. 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…

  5. Waitemata

    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…

  6. Blue Moon Over Me

    Louisiana native George Rodrigue painted his first Blue Dog in 1984. Created for a book of Cajun ghost stories entitled Bayou, it was his version of the loup-garou, a werewolf-like dog from an old Cajun legend. Using a photograph of his late studio dog as a model, he painted a creature with an eerie presence,…