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Fruit Loops Landscape, from the series Processed Views: Surveyin

Photo District News- Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman: Processed Views

By Rebecca Robertson- “Set against pastel pink and purple skies, the Martian-looking vistas in Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman’s “Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape,” were actually made much closer to home. Made to resemble 19th century views by Carleton Watkins, Ciurej and Lochman’s images are constructed from materials at “the frontier of industrial food [...]

Fruit Loops Landscape, from the series Processed Views: Surveyin

PhotoNOLA- Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman: Processed Views

Their project, Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape, was published online by Feature Shoot, CNN and the BBC in 2014 and subsequently appeared on blogs worldwide. The series was a finalist in the LensCulture Earth15 Awards and included in the outdoor installation, THE FENCE, in Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta and Houston. Numerous exhibitions, magazines and publications [...]

Melting with the Moonlit Sky

Inside New Orleans- Mallory Page: Knocking From the Inside

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LENSCRATCH- JT Blatty: Happy Dogs

By Aline Smithson- The best part of owning a dog is that they become our teachers and us, their students. The exuberant greeting after a few hours apart, the enthusiastic consumption of anything not locked down, and the joy of wide open spaces remind us to find happiness in small things. Photographer JT Blatty has [...]

Bonnie Maygarden

“Bonnie Maygarden: Spatial Trickster; A Review for Tulane Fine Arts Department”

By Tori Bush – Bonnie Maygarden, a first year MFA student at Tulane, is a trickster- a breaker of rules. Her art intentionally leads the viewer astray through tromp l’oeil and illusion, sometimes obscuring flatness and other times confusing texture. Ironically however, through the evolution in her body of work, Maygarden’s goal to obfuscate the [...]

Batya Batya Kuncman

Views Magazine- “Sunshine’s Nook, The Art of Eve in the Big Apple and Beyond”

by Kracht, Gigi O. Born in Israel on March 10 (you don’t need to know the year; she has decided to never get any older!), Batya, which means ‘daughter of God’ in Hebrew, lives in Queens, New York. Kuncman attended Forest Hills High School and completed her Bachelor of Arts at Queens College, majoring in [...]

Hunt Slonem's Studio

Interview Magazine- “Hunt Slonem’s Studio”

“I was looking for a new studio for three and a half years before I moved into this one in Hell’s Kitchen last December. The studio is on the fourth floor, in a big loft that used to be offices for Moviola. The space is divided into a number of small rooms, all of which [...]

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Design Milk- “Aaron Ruell Show at Martine Chaisson Gallery”

by Jaime Derringer Artist Aaron Ruell has a show opening at Martine Chaisson Gallery in New Orleans today that features a range of hyperreal photographic portraits and places shot over the past five years using a Hasselblad 500, an H2, and a Canon 5D. Ruell is known for his witty, meticulously crafted photographs and films [...]

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Papermag- “Photographer Aaron Ruell on his debut gallery show and life after Napoleon Dynamite”

by Leslie Pariseau Most recognizable as Napoleon Dynamite’s Kip, the lisping tech geek who “chats Online with babes all day,” Aaron Ruell has never had much interest in acting. Rather, a longtime photographer, Ruell is debuting his first US solo show in New Orleans at the Martine Chaisson Gallery with a series of shiny saturated [...]

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Louisiana Cultural Vistas – “Wetlands Portfolio: a photo essay by Marjorie Brown Pierson”

In 2006, after devastating hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast, Marjorie Pierson began a long-term project to illustrate the lush but endangered life in the wetlands of her native South Louisiana. The swamps and marshes of coastal Louisiana are among the nation’s most fragile and valuable wetlands, and they are rapidly disappearing. Coastal [...]