Clark Derbes
October 15, 2022 - December 12, 2022
Andrew Fisher
August 6, 2022 - September 30, 2022
Katrine Hildebrandt
April 2, 2022 - June 30, 2022
Ellen Macomber
January 15, 2022 - March 26, 2022
Hunt Slonem
August 7, 2021 - January 8, 2022
Elizabeth Chapin
March 6, 2021 - May 29, 2021
Marjorie Pierson
December 5, 2020 - January 30, 2021
Martine Chaisson Gallery is pleased to present Imaginary Topographies, Marjorie Pierson’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The show features 22 abstract Louisiana landscapes created with photography and digital collage, presented on sugar cane paper and recycled aluminum. Aerial photographs of the New Orleans coastline are rendered into multi-panel abstracts, and blended digitally with vintage textiles. Surfaces of abandoned Acadian buildings overtaken by nature are collaged into large, painterly landscapes, and combine with antique cartographic elements to create circular topographic maps. The exhibition tells the story of evolving coastal landscapes, local and global, and how we interpret our future within them. Marjorie Brown Pierson (b. 1961, New Iberia, LA) is a visual artist focused on environment and identity. Her work is featured in the collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette, LA, the Louisiana State Senate, and Duke University, where she created and taught a course on visual art and environmental advocacy. It has also been featured in Louisiana Cultural Vistas (now 64 Parishes), the North Carolina Literary Review, and Genetics in Medicine. In 2011, she published a volume of fine art photographs, Struck by Nature featuring the landscapes of North Carolina’s Bald Head Island.
Hunt Slonem
October 3, 2020 - November 28, 2020
Leslie Fry
January 4, 2020 - March 7, 2020
Leslie Fry's sculptures and works on paper are inspired by basic human needs: food, shelter, clothing, and love. The intersection of the natural world and the human-made world drives her work. Female body imagery has been central in her art — based on ways women’s bodies have been controlled and represented throughout history, and through her own experience. “I draw, print, model, and cast by combining organic materials such as plants, paper, clay, and fabric with plaster, concrete, metal, and resin. Recent works on paper have taken on new lives as animations. In my ongoing sculpture series, Supports, architectural details are imbued with human expression about life’s precariousness. Forms are stacked to evoke balance, endurance, falling apart, and holding together.”
Adrien Broom
October 18, 2019 - December 20, 2019