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MASQUERADE opens Feb 1 at NOPA Gallery

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Asia Kepka – Opera Bear

Coinciding with the 2014 Carnival season, the New Orleans Photo Alliance will host Masquerade, a group exhibition exploring the transformative act of costuming. Featuring works by thirty-six photographers, Masquerade was juried by Aline Smithson, founder and editor of LENSCRATCH.

Liese A. Ricketts – Dead Bride

Around the world, costumes and masks are used for a variety of reasons, apparent in the international collection of images that were chosen for the show. “The work in Masquerade reflects a wide array of responses to the idea of new identities, from Mardi Gras confections, to theatrical characters, to Halloween and fright night ghosts and monsters,” says Aline Smithson. “The selected photographers bring a wonderful spectrum of interpretations to the exhibition, each working hard to balance a fine art sensibility and acknowledge the magical transformation of a mask for amusement, protection, or disguise.” 
Olga Rook – Carnival Stavelot 1

Masquerade will be on view from February 1 through March 30, 2014 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Feb 1st, from 6:00 – 9:00pm.  
#1 Fan – Brandy Trigueros


Featured Artists:
Renee Allie
Megan Axelsson
Tami Bahat
Michelle Bates
Thom Bennett
Muffin Bernstein
Meg Birnbaum
Norman Borden
David Carol
Edward Carter
Ejen Chuang
Troy Colby
Francis Crisafio
Carol Dass
Selma Fernandez Richter
Stacy Gardner
Antonio Henriquez
Jamie Johnson
Vanja Karas
Asia Kepka
George Long
John Martin
Robbie McClaran
Suzanne Révy
Liese A. Ricketts
Cesar Rodriguez
Michelle Rogers Pritzl
Olga Rook
Euphus Ruth
Ashly Stohl
Simone Strijk
Vicky Stromee
Romeo Suárez
Brandy Trigueros
MaryLou Uttermohlen
Mike Whiteley


Euphus Ruth – ByWater Bones Boys