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Inspiration in Isolation

Works from Canceled and Postponed Exhibitions + Works made in Quarantine

November 4 – December 19, 2020

LORI COZEN-GELLER, Piece (blue), 2020

LORI COZEN-GELLER

Piece (blue), 2020

high gloss automotive paint on wood and laminate

48h x 48w x 3d in
1/1

LORI COZEN-GELLER, Patience (red), 2011

LORI COZEN-GELLER

Patience (red), 2011

high gloss automotive paint on wood and laminate

48h x 48w x 3d in
3/3

LORI COZEN-GELLER, Chatterboxes / Point of View, 2020

LORI COZEN-GELLER

Chatterboxes / Point of View, 2020

polished stainless steel (8 piece set)

each element 6h x 6w x 6d in

installation dimensions variable

each element available for individual purchase
1/1

TONY DAGRADI, Flag Day, 2020

TONY DAGRADI

Flag Day, 2020

hardcover book, acrylic varnish

18.50h x 12.50w x 1.25d in

TONY DAGRADI, The International Atlas, 2020

TONY DAGRADI

The International Atlas, 2020

hardcover book, acrylic varnish

15h x 11.25w x 1.50d in

TONY DAGRADI, Oxford, 2020

TONY DAGRADI

Oxford, 2020

hardcover book, acrylic varnish

15h x 11.25w x 1.50d in

TONY DAGRADI, Higher Ground, 2020

TONY DAGRADI

Higher Ground, 2020

hardcover book, acrylic varnish

14.50h x 11.50w x 1.25d in

JENNY DAY, Lunar Migration, 2020

JENNY DAY

Lunar Migration, 2020

acrylic, colored pencil, paint pen, Flashe, spray paint on canvas

60h x 54w in

MARGARET EVANGELINE, For LMG, Yellow Rooms Make Her Cry, Version Two, 2019

MARGARET EVANGELINE

For LMG, Yellow Rooms Make Her Cry, Version Two, 2019

oil on canvas

72h x 96w x 1.25d in

MARGARET EVANGELINE, Coteau Camellia, 2020

MARGARET EVANGELINE

Coteau Camellia, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

60h x 60w in

SKYLAR FEIN, Other Forces Are Also Racing Toward This Moment, 2020

SKYLAR FEIN

Other Forces Are Also Racing Toward This Moment, 2020

clocks, engraved plaques

36h x 72w in

SKYLAR FEIN, What is the official drink of the pandemic? Is it Coke? If not, why not?, 2020

SKYLAR FEIN

What is the official drink of the pandemic? Is it Coke? If not, why not?, 2020

digital darkroom print on Kodak Endura Metallic Paper, face-mounted to acrylic

39h x 30w in

KAT FLYN, 846, 2020

KAT FLYN

846, 2020

assemblage sculpture: Leather work boot with exaggerated sole, authentic vintage Minneapolis police badge, Police sign used to hang off a car door (most small towns did not have the money for their own police cars so each officer would take turns hanging this on an available vehicle). Antique shoe shine box reconstructed into a jail, 3 wood hand carved men, hand painted flag on wood.

28h x 18w x 10d in

 

The title references the 8 minute and 46-second video of George Floyd being choked to death. The video went viral and ignited worldwide protests. The enormous outpouring of rage is evidence that George Floyd's death is part of the much broader problem of systemic racism. The exaggerated heel on the boot is meant to draw attention to the magnitude of the problem – that people of color have been crushed beneath the heel of racial injustice for centuries. The Minneapolis police badge and the Police car door sign emphasize the role of police brutality. The stereotype shoeshine box doubles as a jail, where people of color are incarcerated disproportionately to their numbers in America. And the American flag, with its new black border & stripe representing all Americans, is hopefully the future.

KAT FLYN, The Last Stand, 2020

KAT FLYN

The Last Stand, 2020

assemblage sculpture: wood stadium-like stands with 13 hand-carved & painted people, 1 resin & wood figure, painted reversible wood carnival game clown with one side a smile and the reverse a frown, hand-painted wood flag billboard

18h x 12w x 16d in

 

This piece was finished right before the 2020 presidential election and references Trump's raucous political rallies, which are designed to whip up his conservative base. Raucous rallies have been part of American culture almost from its inception, but usually, they were connected to religious revival events. In our time they have also been used to whip up conservative supporters into a patriotic frenzy, reminiscent of rallies in Nazi Germany.

KAT FLYN, Ball's In Your Court, 2020

KAT FLYN

Ball's In Your Court, 2020

assemblage sculpture: antique handmade cloth and wood marionette with old clothing holding antique toy brass trumpet, handmade wood bench made from an old soda box, hand-carved & painted wood boy holding vintage globe.

16h x 18w x 12d in

 

At some point, every generation passes the torch to a younger generation. The implication of what this means can be ascertained by the wide-eyed open-mouth expression on the young man who just received the news that it's his turn.

LAURA TANNER GRAHAM, Barbecue Nation, 2019

LAURA TANNER GRAHAM

Barbecue Nation, 2019

ink drawing on hand-cut mylar

68h x 49.25w in, framed

LAURA TANNER GRAHAM, Natural Lure, 2020

LAURA TANNER GRAHAM

Natural Lure, 2020

ink drawing on hand-cut mylar

44.75h x 52w in, framed

RICHELLE GRIBBLE, Harvest on the Mountains, 2017

RICHELLE GRIBBLE

Harvest on the Mountains, 2017

Kozo pulp and watercolor on handmade washi

106.5 x 51 inches

RICHELLE GRIBBLE, Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 20, 2020

RICHELLE GRIBBLE

Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 20, 2020

graphite, colored pencil, ink, wine, coffee, beet juice, charcoal on washi

11.75h x 8.25w in

 

Quarantine Life is a daily art project reflecting on my personal experience during shelter-in-place. Each drawing refers to something I witnessed, felt, experienced, or thought about when in lockdown. My goal is to use this project as a visual diary of this time of uncertainty when in collective isolation.

RICHELLE GRIBBLE, Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 22, 2020

RICHELLE GRIBBLE

Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 22, 2020

graphite, colored pencil, ink, wine, coffee, beet juice, charcoal on washi

11.75h x 8.25w in

 

Quarantine Life is a daily art project reflecting on my personal experience during shelter-in-place. Each drawing refers to something I witnessed, felt, experienced, or thought about when in lockdown. My goal is to use this project as a visual diary of this time of uncertainty when in collective isolation.

RICHELLE GRIBBLE, Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 63, 2020

RICHELLE GRIBBLE

Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 63, 2020

graphite, colored pencil, ink, wine, coffee, beet juice, charcoal on washi

11.75h x 8.25w in

 

Quarantine Life is a daily art project reflecting on my personal experience during shelter-in-place. Each drawing refers to something I witnessed, felt, experienced, or thought about when in lockdown. My goal is to use this project as a visual diary of this time of uncertainty when in collective isolation.

RICHELLE GRIBBLE, Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 71, 2020

RICHELLE GRIBBLE

Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 71, 2020

graphite, colored pencil, ink, wine, coffee, beet juice, charcoal on washi

11.75h x 8.25w in

 

Quarantine Life is a daily art project reflecting on my personal experience during shelter-in-place. Each drawing refers to something I witnessed, felt, experienced, or thought about when in lockdown. My goal is to use this project as a visual diary of this time of uncertainty when in collective isolation.

RICHELLE GRIBBLE, Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 76, 2020

RICHELLE GRIBBLE

Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 76, 2020

graphite, colored pencil, ink, wine, coffee, beet juice, charcoal on washi

11.75h x 8.25w in

 

Quarantine Life is a daily art project reflecting on my personal experience during shelter-in-place. Each drawing refers to something I witnessed, felt, experienced, or thought about when in lockdown. My goal is to use this project as a visual diary of this time of uncertainty when in collective isolation.

RICHELLE GRIBBLE, Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 78, 2020

RICHELLE GRIBBLE

Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 78, 2020

graphite, colored pencil, ink, wine, coffee, beet juice, charcoal on washi

11.75h x 8.25w in

 

Quarantine Life is a daily art project reflecting on my personal experience during shelter-in-place. Each drawing refers to something I witnessed, felt, experienced, or thought about when in lockdown. My goal is to use this project as a visual diary of this time of uncertainty when in collective isolation.

RICHELLE GRIBBLE, Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 89, 2020

RICHELLE GRIBBLE

Quarantine Life: Daily Art Project in Shelter-in-Place, 89, 2020

graphite, colored pencil, ink, wine, coffee, beet juice, charcoal on washi

11.75h x 8.25w in

 

Quarantine Life is a daily art project reflecting on my personal experience during shelter-in-place. Each drawing refers to something I witnessed, felt, experienced, or thought about when in lockdown. My goal is to use this project as a visual diary of this time of uncertainty when in collective isolation.

ADAM MYSOCK, Having Missed the Mark with Our Grief, 2020

ADAM MYSOCK

Having Missed the Mark with Our Grief, 2020

acrylic on panel

7h x 14.25w in
After: The Death of Seneca by Manuel Domínguez Sánchez (1871) and Eaton's Neck, Long Island by John Frederick Kensett (1872)

 

Painted as a response to the ongoing conversations about race and policing in the United States in 2020, Having Missed the Mark with Our Grief focuses on the problem of the “But what about…” conversations that too often accompany discussions about systemic racism and discrimination.  From the nonsensical All Lives Matter crowd to the virtue-signaling of more well-meaning, empathetic groups, people outside of BIPOC communities too frequently seem ready to misdirect valuable attention away from meaningful change toward their own unthreatened subcultures.

 

Having Missed the Mark with Our Grief presents a mourning white male pulled from The Death of Seneca hovering above the shore of Eaton’s Neck, far from an “X” drawn in the sand. The setting is simple and uncomplicated beyond the target on its shore. However, the forlorn figure draws the spotlight away from the marked terrain toward his dramatic presentation of suffering.

ADAM MYSOCK, A Surmountable Problem Writ Large, 2020

ADAM MYSOCK

A Surmountable Problem Writ Large, 2020

acrylic on panel

9h x 14.25w in
After: The Young Beggar by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (c. 1645-50) and Approaching Thunder Storm by Martin Johnson Heade (1859)

 

The main character of this painting finds himself mired in a pond as a sizeable storm approaches, and yet – instead of standing up and removing himself from the trouble – he chooses to focus on the discomfort of his wet clothing.

 

This child, attending to a minor nuisance rather than enacting a permanent solution, stands in as an icon of our current sociopolitical leadership – leadership which has defined our modern reality by its preference for constantly kicking the can on major issues (climate change, income inequality, various forms of discrimination, and so much more) as the rest of us are left to watch from the shore.

RUTH OWENS, Lay Me Down, 2020

RUTH OWENS

Lay Me Down, 2020

oil on canvas

40h x 40w in

RUTH OWENS  Be Kind to Yourself, 2019  oil on canvas  60h x 40w in

RUTH OWENS

Be Kind to Yourself, 2019

oil on canvas

60h x 40w in

RUTH OWENS, Dirty Rice on Tinder, 2020

RUTH OWENS

Dirty Rice on Tinder, 2020

oil on canvas

24h x 18w in

ANASTASIA PELIAS, Quarantine Drawings 9, 6, 5, 2020

ANASTASIA PELIAS

Quarantine Drawings 9, 6, 5, 2020

chinese ink, ink stick, and charcoal on handmade paper

12.75h x 34w in

ANASTASIA PELIAS, Quarantine Drawings 2, 7, 11, 2020

ANASTASIA PELIAS

Quarantine Drawings 2, 7, 11, 2020

chinese ink, ink stick, and charcoal on handmade paper

12.75h x 34w in

ANASTASIA PELIAS, Quarantine Drawings 10, 4, 3, 2020

ANASTASIA PELIAS

Quarantine Drawings 10, 4, 3, 2020

chinese ink, ink stick, and charcoal on handmade paper

12.75h x 34w in

GINA PHILLIPS, Subterranean Homesick Blues, 2019

GINA PHILLIPS

Subterranean Homesick Blues, 2019

fabric, thread, acrylic underpainting

84h x 92w x 8d in

GINA PHILLIPS, Spy vs. Spy, 2020

GINA PHILLIPS

Spy vs. Spy, 2020

metal, plywood, marble chips, 2x4s, 4x4s, wood sealer

78h x 72w x 28d in

GINA PHILLIPS, Charred Sentry 1, 2020

GINA PHILLIPS

Charred Sentry 1, 2020

charred 4x4, wood sealer, metal, concrete

57.50h x 14w x 14d in

GINA PHILLIPS, Yellow Script, 2020

GINA PHILLIPS

Yellow Script, 2020

paint, 4x4s

22.50h x 81w x 13d in

GINA PHILLIPS, 315 Tricou Street, 2020

GINA PHILLIPS

315 Tricou Street, 2020

termite nest, wood sealer

14h x 18w x 13d in

GINA PHILLIPS, Salt Lick 1, 2020

GINA PHILLIPS

Salt Lick 1, 2020

carved salt lick block

9h x 9w x 9d in

GINA PHILLIPS, Salt Lick 2, 2020

GINA PHILLIPS

Salt Lick 2, 2020

carved salt lick block

9h x 9w x 9d in

GINA PHILLIPS, Salt Lick 3, 2020

GINA PHILLIPS

Salt Lick 3, 2020

carved salt lick block

9h x 9w x 9d in

REWA, Somadina in Denim, 2020

REWA

Somadina in Denim, 2020

acrylic and ink on canvas

48h x 36w in

REWA  ZELUNJO | Avoid Sin, 2020  acrylic and ink on canvas  48h x 36w in

REWA

ZELUNJO | Avoid Sin, 2020

acrylic and ink on canvas

48h x 36w in

REWA, Dabeluchi, 2020

REWA

Dabeluchi, 2020

acrylic and ink on paper

15h x 11w in

REWA, Ify, 2020

REWA

Ify, 2020

acrylic and ink on paper

15h x 11w in

MARNA SHOPOFF  Cyan, 2020  oil on linen  55h x 70w in

MARNA SHOPOFF

Cyan, 2020

oil on linen

55h x 70w in

MARNA SHOPOFF, Chroma, 2020

MARNA SHOPOFF

Chroma, 2020

oil on canvas

60h x 60w in

MARNA SHOPOFF, Minted, 2020

MARNA SHOPOFF

Minted, 2020

oil on canvas

60h x 60w in

MARNA SHOPOFF, Jasmine, 2020

MARNA SHOPOFF

Jasmine, 2020

oil on canvas

50h x 50w in

AIMÉE FARNET SIEGEL, Q Haze, 2020

AIMÉE FARNET SIEGEL

Q Haze, 2020

acrylic paint and found paper

16h x 16w in

AIMÉE FARNET SIEGEL, Q Behave, 2020

AIMÉE FARNET SIEGEL

Q Behave, 2020

acrylic paint and found paper

8h x 8w in

AIMÉE FARNET SIEGEL, Q Star, 2020

AIMÉE FARNET SIEGEL

Q Star, 2020

acrylic paint and found paper

8h x 8w in

AIMÉE FARNET SIEGEL, Q Hiding, 2020

AIMÉE FARNET SIEGEL

Q Hiding, 2020

acrylic paint and found paper

8h x 8w in

AIMÉE FARNET SIEGEL, Q Byes, 2020

AIMÉE FARNET SIEGEL

Q Byes, 2020

acrylic paint and found paper

8h x 8w in

CARLTON SCOTT STURGILL, Young Couple wants a female friend - mw4w (Birmingham), 2020

CARLTON SCOTT STURGILL

Young Couple wants a female friend - mw4w (Birmingham), 2020

paint chip sample mosaic on panel

51h x 68w in

CARLTON SCOTT STURGILL, Exceptional Couple Seeks Hot Female Playmate - mw4w - 29 (East Phoenix), 2020

CARLTON SCOTT STURGILL

Exceptional Couple Seeks Hot Female Playmate - mw4w - 29 (East Phoenix), 2020

paint chip sample mosaic on panel

6h x 8w in

PAUL VILLINSKI, Essence, 2019

PAUL VILLINSKI

Essence, 2019

Aluminum (found cans), steel, rivets, enamel

72.50h x 48w x 48d in

PAUL VILLINSKI, Conjure, 2016

PAUL VILLINSKI

Conjure, 2016

wood, aluminum (found cans), wire, Flashe

50h x 39w x 11d in

PAUL VILLINSKI, Ember, 2020

PAUL VILLINSKI

Ember, 2020

electric guitar; aluminum (found cans); wire; soot; enamel

45h x 16w x 7d in

MONICA ZERINGUE, Feet on the Ground, 2020

MONICA ZERINGUE

Feet on the Ground, 2020

acrylic and embroidered thread on canvas

40h x 30w in

MONICA ZERINGUE, Honey, 2020

MONICA ZERINGUE

Honey, 2020

acrylic on canvas

24h x 30w in

Participating Artists

Participating Artists

Lori Cozen-Geller  |  Tony Dagradi  |  Jenny Day  | Margaret Evangeline  |  Skylar Fein  |  Kat Flyn  |  Laura Tanner Graham  |  Richelle Gribble  |  Adam Mysock  |  Ruth Owens  |  Anastasia Pelias  |  Gina Phillips  |  REWA  |  Marna Shopoff  |  Aimée Farnet Siegel  |  Carlton Scott Sturgill  |  Paul Villinski  |  Monica Zeringue

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Inspiration in Isolation highlights the ways in which gallery artists have reflected on this period of global tumult and social isolation, how they’ve adapted, and how they have been transformed.

Press Release

Press Release

22 October 2020 (New Orleans, LA) JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is proud to announce, Inspiration in Isolation, a group exhibition of artworks from canceled or postponed exhibitions and artworks that were created by artists in quarantine during the COVID -19 pandemic. This exhibition will highlight the ways in which gallery artists have reflected on this period of global tumult, how they’ve adapted, and how they have been transformed by it.

 

Inspiration in Isolation features artwork from eighteen different local, national, and international artists working across a wide range of mediums including painting, assemblage, installation, sculpture, works on paper, and textile. What results is an exhibition that embodies different aspects of the human experience and generates a dialogue on how the human experience has been molded by current events. The artists in this group show reflect on topics ranging from solitude and human connection to police brutality and political unrest.

 

Inspiration in Isolation is the first of a two-part group exhibition which reviews the gallery’s entire artist programme. Part two, entitled New Year, New Art, will follow, opening January 2021, and will focus on artists who are new to the JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY roster.

 

Inspiration in Isolation will be on view from 4 November to 19 December 2020 with a rolling opening reception from 11 am – 7 pm on 7 November and 5 December in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans’ First Saturday Gallery Openings. For the December opening, JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY will be participating in Holiday Cheers, an Arts District-wide event featuring holiday décor, a coat drive for the needy, specialty cocktails from nearby restaurants, and a rolling art walk to spread holiday cheer!

 

For more information, press or sales inquiries please contact Gallery Director Matthew Weldon Showman at 504.343.6827 or matthew@jonathanferraragallery.com. Please join the conversation with JFG on Facebook (@JonathanFerraraGallery), Twitter (@JFerraraGallery), and Instagram (@JonathanFerraraGallery) via the hashtags:  #InspirationInIsolation, #NewYearNewArt, #JonathanFerraraGallery and #ArtsDistrictNewOrleans.

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