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Each year, CAC Collectors Club members take home a Limited Edition contemporary art print from the CAC's archives. This year, they'll have the opportunity to choose from works by five Louisiana artists! Learn about these prints, Collectors Club, and how to jumpstart your own art collection at the CAC's June 13th Second Thursdays event, here.
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Luis Cruz Azaceta: Millenium, 2001
Luis Cruz Azaceta (b. 1942, Havana, Cuba) is a visual artist born in Cuba, known best for his paintings, drawing and mixed-media works. Azaceta emigrated to New York City at the age of 18 where he studied at the School of Visual Arts, and he has lived and worked in New Orleans since 1992. Over the course of his career, Azaceta’s work has addressed issues surrounding war, terrorism, displacement, identity, racism, and collapsing economies.
Azaceta has exhibited extensively—both nationally and internationally—and has been awarded grants from organizations, such as The Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Joan Mitchell Foundation. His work is in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Whitney Museum of Art, New York, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., Museo De Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela, Marco, and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo De Monterrey, Mexico, among others. In summer 2019, his work will be featured in the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, group exhibition, Identity Measures.
Dapper Bruce Lafitte: Let Me See My Child, 2014
Bruce Davenport, Jr. (b. 1972, New Orleans, LA) was born in 1972 at Charity Hospital and grew up in the Lafitte Housing Projects in the 6th Ward.With the encouragement of his grandparents who raised him, he began to draw at the age of five as a means to entertain himself and document the world around him. The artist has been described as, “not so much a self-taught artist as he is a self-taught anthropologist.” His vivid color marker drawings, which have received international attention, provide detailed reenactments of the vibrant pageantry of New Orleans culture, the artist’s community and his personal heroes. Bruce Davenport Jr.’s work has received national attention. He has exhibited at the Dieu Donne Gallery and the As If Gallery in New York and also at the Lambent Foundation in New York. His work was exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans as part of Prospect 1.5 and at the New Orleans Museum of Art as part of Prospect 2. Bruce Davenport lives and works in the Lower 9th Ward. Artist statement on Collectors’ Club: “God has blessed me and I am grateful for the opportunity to make art. I like the idea of collectors becoming fans of a kid out the Lafitte Project. Some good things come out of the projects. Me and a bunch of rappers. I give thanks to my family... and to the marching bands of New Orleans that give us all so much pleasure at Mardi Gras time.”
George Dureau: Big Beach with Seven, 1985
George Dureau (1930-2014, New Orleans) was a New Orleans born and based painter, sculptor, and photographer who describe his style as “Classical Romantic.” He always demonstrated a singular ability to render the beauty of the human figure in intricate compositions often inspired by allegorical scenes from great painting and sculpture in Western art. Dureau stated that, “after drawing composing with much control and clear intention” he would then proceed “to paint with passion and often abandon.” Immersed in New Orleans’s unique art and culture throughout his life, Dureau became a widely known character of the French Quarter. His paintings command regional and national recognition, and draw on classical and baroque traditions. His art is included in numerous museum collections, including Le Musée de la Photographie in Paris, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia. He showed and worked at the Contemporary Arts Center many times after his 1985 print.
Skylar Fein: Flag for Prospect, 2009
Skylar Fein (b. 1968, New York, NY) brings together his Pop sensibility and political conscience in two- and three-dimensional works that incorporate found materials such as comic book imagery and items gathered off the streets of New Orleans; he often pays tribute to forms of nonviolent resistance, including punk music and graffiti. Fein began his career at the age of 37 after moving to New Orleans just six weeks before Hurricane Katrina engulfed the city, and he first gained recognition with Remember the Upstairs Lounge (2008), a multimedia installation piece that recreated a New Orleans gay bar burned down in 1973 in a fire, killing 32 patrons and injuring dozens more. Fein has also recreated some of the Irish writer Samuel Beckett’s spy-craft-coded telegrams, which he sent and received when he was living in Paris as the Nazis were apprehending his Jewish friends. On Beckett, Fein has said, “In our current climate of a visual art eviscerated of any moral force or clarity, I take what courage I can from his pitiless unapology.”
Tina Girouard: Light Riding Shaft Skin, 1991
Tina Girouard (b. 1946, DeQuincy, LA) is an activist and multi-disciplinary artist - video, sound, textile, paining, performance, and installations - who is best known for her participation in New York City’s downtown art scene during the late 1960’s and 1970’s, where she collaborated with artists such as Gordon Matta-Clark, Carol Goodden, RIchard Serra, Laurie Anderson, and fellow Louisiana artists Richard Landry, Lynda Benglis, Dickie Landry, and Keith Sonnier. Their work helped establish the post-minimalist vortex of lower Manhattan and surrounds. Throughout her career, Girouard’s work has reflected her colorful Louisiana roots, while also making global cross-cultural references. In the 1990’s Girouard established a studio in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she began creating sequined prayer flags with the local community. Today, the artist lives and works in Louisiana.
Learn about how to kickstart your own contemporary art collection and get an exclusive look at the limited-edition prints available to Collectors Club members this year at Second Thursdays, the CAC's art-infused happy hour! Already a Collectors Club member? This will be your earliest opportunity to browse this year's prints and take one home to add to your collection! Learn more >
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Previous Collectors Club print artists include Nurhan Gokturk, Valerie Corradetti; Karoline Schleh; Bruce A. Davenport; James L. Steg; Aaron Collier; Robert Tannen; Maxx Sizeler; Skylar Fein; Chris Jahncke; Teresa Cole; Debra Howell; Raine Bedsole; Joyce Harris Mayer; Alan Gerson; Luis Cruz Azaceta; Wayne Amedee; Cheryl Hayes; Gerald Cannon; Jan Gilbert; B.F. Jonas; Josephine Sacabo; Doyle Gertjejensen; Jacqueline Bishop; Herbert Singleton; Tina Girouard; Robert Warrens; Allison Stewart; Sandra Russell Clark; Douglas Bourgeois; Richard Johnson; George Dureau; Patricia Whitty; Emery Clark; Robert Gordy; and Ida Kohlmeyer.