The Contemporary Arts Center is pleased to present the 2016–17 Silver Circle Sculpture by Marianne Desmarais, Glyphic Figure. Created exclusively for upper-level CAC Members, this limited sculptural edition of 65 was digitally fabricated with water jet and laser etching techniques by Creative Graphics Inc. and mounted with custom hardware provided by Jack Niven Creative LLC.

Marianne Desmarais has lived and worked in New Orleans since she came to study Architecture at Tulane University in 1990. Now, parallel practices of art and architecture shape her work between disciplines. Techniques from architectural practice are applied in a process of graft fo manipulate space, form, and surface. Utilizing manual and digital modes of production, the nature of transitory moments are explored as a theme of structural response. In Glyphic Figure, the act of scratching the surface propels the work through shifting optic volumes to suggest a symbolic object.

Desmarais' work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Azure, and FiberARTS. Locally, she has shown her work at Staple Goods and in group shows at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Antenna Gallery, and the CAC. In Lousiana, Desmarais is represented by Cole Pratt Gallery. She maintains an architectural practice and teaches design at the Tulane School of Architecture.

Join the CAC at these membership levels to receive the limited edition sculpture:
Silver Circle..............................$1,000
President’s Council...................$5,000

Marianne Desmarais joins previous Silver Circle sculpture artists Brian St. Cyr; Dawn DeDeaux; Jeff Becker; Jennifer Odem; John T. Scott (posthumous); Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.); John Barnes, Jr.; Srdjan Loncar; Elizabeth Shannon; Stephen Paul Day; MaPô Kinnord-Payton; Mary Jane Parker; Martin Payton; Jeffrey Cook; Allison Stewart; Clifton Webb; Mitchell Gaudet; George Dunbar; Gene Koss; Winifred Ross; Christopher Maier; Arthur Silverman; Bernard Mattox; John T. Scott; Mignon Faget; and Lin Emery.