Robert Warrens: Home to Roost
Home to Roost showcases works from Warrens’ 2005-2006 series, Katrina and the 2008 series Return to Paradise. Warrens’ Katrina series features dreamlike imagery that captures the artist’s own incredulity in the face of the traumas and hardships imposed on his family and adopted hometown. In comparison, his Return to Paradise series illustrates a renewed sense of optimism and a return to normalcy with idyllic depictions of indigenous Louisianan flora and fauna. Unfortunately, the recent ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico lends this exhibition an air of irony, but gives audiences pause to consider the cyclical nature of natural and cultural events.