Sunday, July 17, 2011

Southern Pop Surrealism: OPENING RECEPTION


Southern Pop Surrealism: Artwork from myself, Jeff Bertrand, Charles Bennett and Dustin Dirt! will on exhibit at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center in New Orleans through August 16th.  Drop by for any number of independent films from all over the world in this gem of the city in it's 25th year.  You can have a seat seven days a week and meet the Director of Zeitgeist, Rene Broussard and his wonderful volunteers who make this exhibit possible.  Visit there website HERE for showtimes!



This first painting above was one of two live paintings we did on some scrap wood salvaged from New Orleans in the 9th Ward.  Here is what you missed at the OPENING reception this past weekend...
Part of my display of Framed Illustrations

We wouldn't have survived the weekend without these Foxy Artist's Wives.  They made a great team and helped us not only install the exhibit but volunteered all night at the reception Saturday!
More of my own work on display
My works on the long wall next to the movie screen

Framed paintings by Charles Bennett

Mixed Media works by Jeff Bertrand
New works from Dustin Dirt!
Our curator, Myron (right) got a local artist to come by and do some body painting live at the show!
He's only been in NOLA for a few months, but my buddy Nick was the best guide ever, dragging me into the seedy parts of the city I really wanted to see.

Zach before the show, during the show and the sloppy mess of himself on the ride home.

Aurora serving up a batch of Red Beans & Rice which Nick mad for the guests.
It's awful neat to see our time lapse video on a big screen!
The artists on stage addressing the audience
Jeff and Dustin working on our New Orleans-inspired Live Painting

FIN
Our exhibit runs for the next month at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center.  Check back in over the next few weeks for another video, this time of our live paintings!

Click HERE for the Southern Pop Surrealism Event Page on Facebook

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a successful voyage, Brandt and Aurora. It looks like you saw the best parts of NOLA, and left some of the best parts of yourselves for them to enjoy.

    Your work is always inspiring, Brandt. I can't wait to see what's next.

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  2. We plan for this to be a model for many other exhibits here in the south. I'm hoping to get a sponsor or two over the next few months to get us in some other venues!

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