An exhibit walk-through with photographer Michel Varisco for “Shifting.” a photographic installation focusing on the Southeast Louisiana wetlands and the Gulf of Mexico, is set for Saturday, July 21 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.
The event will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. In the Ogden exhibit, which concludes on Monday, July 23, the artist explores, often through aerial views, the beauty and degradation of this environment.
Varisco also chronicles the changes to the environment of the natural and man-made variety. Her body of work invites the audience to become invested in the fate of a threatened natural resource.
Varisco is a native of New Orleans. Her photographs, assemblages and site-specific installations explore loss and regeneration. She received her MRA from Tulane University and studied in France (LaCoste School of Art) and Italy (U.G.A). She is an artist/mentor at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA).
Her works has been exhibited and published internationally and is included in public, private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.
“Shifting” is sponsored in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the SURDNA Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Admission is free for Ogden members. General admission is $10.