Blatty’s ‘Parallel’ exhibit at Marie Chaisson gallery through June 30

New Orleans photographer and NOPA member J.T. Blatty recently had her first solo exhibition opening, at the Crescent City’s Martine Chaisson Gallery. The show opened on Friday, May 5, and will run through Saturday, June 30.

In the exhibit, ‘Parallel,” Blatty shows her passion for the prehistoric, as well as the photographic, as she explores the symmetry between prehistoric fossils and the human form. In the photographs, she combines portions of the human figure, juxtaposed with fossils she has collected over time.

The exhibit will include separate display of the fossils used in the photos.

The Martine Chaisson Gallery is located at 727 Camp Street in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Image: “Respire, 2011 (Fossilized Eagle Ray Mouthplate, 4 to 5 million years old)