I have been working and organizing with Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Heritage Museum on a community-rooted project uplifting and celebrating folks from the community. This work includes interviews with and story collection from folks who comprise the dynamic fabric of an ever evolving coal region.
I had the pleasure of photographing the late great 5th Ward Weebie in 2010 for the living bounce and hip hop archive Where They At, his portrait is now part of LSM’s permanent collection. Thank you Weebie.
In addition to my work as adjunct at Delgado Community College’s Adult Education Program, I will return to my roots of teaching young folks art as the newest art instructor at New Harmony High, a progressive high school focusing on coastal restoration. Color me ecstatic.
It’s an honor to work with The Midlo Center at The University of New Orleans to aid in the curation, the exhibition design, and the installation of the Humanities Action Lab traveling exhibition Climates of Inequality. The exhibtion will open at 5 Press gallery April 23rd, more information closer to.
Napoleon, 319 N. 11TH ST. 2L, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Opening November 1st, 6-10pm
Show will run November 1st- 29th
Established in 2009, Good children Gallery is a founding collective in the St. Claude Arts District in New Orleans. Good Children’s monthly exhibitions showcase engaging work from local, national and international artists. This exhibition will give you a “Good Bite” from Good Children by featuring the work of our current members including: Joshua Edward Bennet, Grant Benoit, Jessica Bizer, Carrie Fonder, Leslie Friendman, Generica Art Solutions, Brian Guidry, Marta Rodriguez Maleck, Christopher Saucedo, Southerly Gold, Dan Tague, and Michel Variso. More info here.
Land of Evangeline: Reconstructed opening and artist talk
November 22, opening 5-9pm. 5:30 pm artist talk.
New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124
In conjunction with “Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana,” NOMA’s exhibition of 19th-century Louisiana landscape paintings, Southerly Gold has contemporized the exhibition’s painted landscapes by photographing the original locations through a feminine lens, thus bringing the Louisiana land into the 21st century. “Land of Evangeline: Reconstructed” is photo-based multimedia installation is in the Creative Concept Corner on the first floor of the museum. Artist talk will take place in front of the installation.
More info at: www.noma.org
In anticipation of our upcoming installation at the New Orleans Museum of Art in November, there is an interview with my collective Southerly Gold spotlighting our process and work. You can find it in the most recent edition of NOMA Magazine in print and online. Read the full article here.
I am an artist in residence at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi for the next ten days. I am ecstatic to live in the reserve and make multi-media work rooted in place and honoring the wildlife that call it home.
I have the distinct honor of hosting Anennae’s upcoming Signals event, Panoptic. Centered around Angola Prison, the speakers will include an array of artists, activists and scholars. More information about the event can be found here.
Wednesday, September 18th 6:30pm-9pm. At the Gallier House, 1132 Royal Street.
After years of research, interviews, and conceptualization, this third archival/documentation grant rom the Jazz and Heritage Foundation will allow me to finish a multimedia archive and short film celebrating the legacy of the iconic entertainer Bobby Marchan. To be released Spring of 2020.