SOLOS 2022

Annual Artist Residency Exhibition

The CAC presents SOLOS, an annual exhibition of new work created by the CAC's 2022 visual artists-in-residence.

On View
Saturday Jul 30 – Sunday Sep 25, 2022
CAC Second Floor Gallery
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Flyer: OH HOLY FILTH by a.r. havel, Xiamara Chuaflor, and Koko Barrios

Ransom Work Detail

Detail: Suspended (2022) by Britt Ransom

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OH HOLY FILTH by a.r. havel, Xiamara Chupaflor, and Koko Barrios

OH HOLY FILTH is a collaborative altar project combining set design, photography, collage, and spiritual practice. Within sets designed and built by a.r. havel, Xiamara Chupaflor artistic directs posing models who are active or retired sex workers of New Orleans. As we begin with the belief that sex and erotic workers are sacred, Chupaflor brings votive spiritulity from her frontera origins near the so-called Mexican border. Photographs documenting these living tabelux will later be presented as sprawling public prayer altars, utilizing Chupaflor’s collage skills in the creation of this exhibition. Koko Barrios is playfully concerned with the model's looks and poses as the project's make-up artist, stylist, and director for the shoots; they create one of a kind and over-the-top aesthetics that center the model's body as a space of liberation.

Suspended by Britt Ransom

Britt Ransom's sculptural installation work is centered around New Orleans’ over 800 year old McDonogh Oak tree, located in City Park. The work will explore the fragility, fragmentation, and precarious nature creating relics from a tree that has seen a dark and complicated human history. This in-progress installation will be a meditation on the idea that, as our climate continues to change, we may only be able to suspend nature through mediated means. 3D printed replications of delicate parts from the tree act as fossils for a possible plasticized future.

In the Exhibition
Koko Barrios Open modal
Xiamara Chupaflor Open modal
a.r. havel Open modal
Britt Ransom Open modal
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The CAC's Artist Residency program is made possible with support from the Welch Family Foundation.

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