When

Friday, April 19, 2013 to Sunday, June 16, 2013

Opening Reception

Friday, April 19, 2013 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

“I’m Not Lost, Just Undiscovered” is a peer-curated exhibition of contemporary artworks by New Orleans area teenagers. After issuing a call for art from high school students, the Contemporary Arts Center’s Teen Board, a group of twelve individuals from various high schools in the city, began developing an exhibition that speaks their language. Responsible for each element of curating the exhibition, the Teen Board selected and organized the works on view; made exhibition and display decisions; and developed the title of the exhibition and the language that surrounds it.

“I’m Not Lost, Just Undiscovered” is taken from James Morrison’s “Undiscovered,” whose lyrics are a testament to the collective experiences of one’s teenage years—“I’m not lost, not lost, just undiscovered. And when we’re alone, we’re all the same as each other.” The works exhibited here range in media—from drawing and painting to sculpture, photography, and collage—and in theme—from the environment and exploration different cultures, to the self, experimentation, and one’s surroundings—but share an exuberance for experimentation and discovery.

Teen Board Curators

Brenyatta Taylor
Karisma Price
Kelsey Scurlock
Helene Lovett
Janiece Marchand
Julia Anne Harris
Julian Hayes
Madeline Douglass
Niya Royal
Tamara Singleton
Keely Mizell

 

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