Remember Earth?

9th Annual Gulf South Open Call Exhibition

The CAC's 9th Annual Gulf South Open Call exhibition Remember Earth? presents works by 54 artists that explore the complexities of living in an environment already experiencing the ravages of an out-of-balance world. On view July 30 – Sept. 25, 2022.

Curated by CAC Multidisciplinary Arts Curator Erin Lee Antonak, the exhibition addresses our environmental crisis as a cultural challenge. The artists of Remember Earth? are storytellers, scientists, teachers, advocates, and activists who use the language of art to connect with people on a personal level, inspire action, and effect change.

CAC First Floor Galleries, CAC Second Floor Gallery
Hugo Gyrl Remember Earth Risograph print 11x17 inches 2021

Hugo Gyrl, Remember Earth, 2021. Risograph print, 11 x 17 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Debra Howell Descriptio VI 2022 pigment print 36x36 Courtesy artist and Le Mieux Galleries

Debra Howell, Descriptio VI, 2022. Pigment print, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Le Mieux Galleries

2 Danielle Jones What is Left 2021 Mixed Media Photo Cred Bella Varela 1

Danielle Jones, What is Left, 2021. Mixed Media. Photo by Bella Varela. Courtesy of the artist

"Every decision that you make has to benefit the future generations… The land will still be here, the air will still be here for our future generations … we must think of them…We need to meet together with an open heart and mind… We need to put aside our greed, our jealousy, our hatred, and leave them at the door…No one should ever be excluded … we must all be of one mind."

– Chief Richard Shakowi Chrisjohn, Oneida Indian Nation of New York

The current environmental crisis we face is a cultural challenge. The works featured in Remember Earth? show the complexities of living in an environment already experiencing the ravages of an out-of-balance world. Whether through lasers, sound, video, poetry, paint, collage, found materials, living plants, fibers, or dance, each work depicts a lived human experience and the precarity of our current situation.

What will it take for us to consider Earth now so in the future we won’t be asking “Remember Earth?”

In the Exhibition
Alluvium Ensemble Open modal
Lucia Aquino
Ann Marie Auricchio
Hugo Gyrl
Raina Benoit
Craig Berthold
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Jenna deBoisblanc
Theodora Eliezer
Ursa Eyer
Malaika Favorite
James Flynn
Julie Glass
Cheryl Anne Grace
Charles Gudatis
Maria Haag
Leah M. Hamel
Joey Hartmann-Dow
Debra Howell
Jeremiah Johnson
Danielle Jones
Kyle McLean
Kristin Meyers
Cristina Molina
Venessa Monokian
Lisette Morales McCabe
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Hye Yeon Nam
Brendan Harmon
Michael Pasquier
Ka Hei Cheng
DeShawn Oravetz
Pippin Frisbie-Calder
Angela Russell
Christopher Saucedo
Brian D. Schneider
Collin Serigne
Sadie Sheldon
Rosalie Smith
José Torres-Tama
Carlie Trosclair
Kathleen Varnell
Tammy West
Bruce Q. Williams
Luba Zygarewicz
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DeShawn Oravetz, Streetball, 2019. Mixed media sculpture, 19 x 27 x 5 x 28 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Exhibition, Special Event

Opening Celebration: Remember Earth?

Saturday Aug 6, 2022
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Exhibition Support

This exhibition is made possible by support from the Welch Family Foundation and the RosaMary Foundation.

Welch Family Foundation
RosaMary Foundation
General Support

Programming and Exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans are made possible through generous support from our generous supporters including: The Andrew Mellon Foundation; Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; The Helis Foundation, the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation; The Welch Foundation; The RosaMary Foundation; Greater New Orleans Foundation; National Performance Network; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation; CAC President’s Council members: Valerie Besthoff, Susan & Ralph Brennan, Robyn Dunn Schwarz and Andrew Schwarz, Aimée & Michael Siegel, Staci Rosenberg, Jane B. & Rodney Steiner, MK Wegman & Lisa Mount, Dian & Tom Winingder; and CAC Silver Circle members: Virginia Besthoff & Nancy Aronson, Jessica Bride & Nick Mayor, Jane Cooper & Bob Heaps, Leslie & Jonathan Fawer, John Foley, Tina Freeman & Philip Woollam, Gina Monette, Marcy H. Monrose Curtis & Charles Curtis, Greg Montgomery, Barbara & Biff Motley, Michael Schneider, Sharon SIlvers, Jane & I. William Sizeler, and Gretchen & Scott R. Wheaton. We are also grateful for the generous in-kind support from The Domain Companies and Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery; as well as our community partners: Mr. Wolf; Loyola University; Dancing Grounds; Prospect New Orleans; Voice of the Experienced; and Women with a Vision.

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation
RosaMary Foundation
Inter[SECTOR] Support

The CAC's Inter[SECTOR] program is made possible with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the RosaMary Foundation.

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