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November 5, 2021 – November 21, 2021

NOPA is bringing back Critters!, an exhibition celebrating the personalities of non-human creatures. Critters! will be digitally projected at the NOPA Recourse Center & Gallery, 7800 Oaks St., November 5-21. This exhibition’s call-for-entry was part of NOPA’s annual GiveNOLA day fundraiser. During this year’s campaign, 120 donors raised nearly $14,000 for artist grants and local creative resources.

Artist featured in this exhibition include Jan Arrigo, Anne Berry, Karen Boudreaux, Joy Bush, Charles Crain, Barbara Gasdaglis, Betsy Gosling, Fred Husserl, Ian Kramar, Donald Maginnis, Dan McCormack, Christopher B. Merritt, Neva Nobles-Alder, John Novak, Andy Pham, Lori Pond, Richard Silver, Jessica Somers, and Nathan Tucker.

Featured image: Barbara Gasdaglis, Male Bonding

About the jurors:

Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown make their home and art in New Orleans. Their work combines the mediums and nuances of film, photography, painting, and printmaking. They utilize Holgas, scanners, 8mm film, destroyed negative, wax, gold, and blood. They have a long fascination with themes of duality and paradox: beauty as horror, creation as destruction, the personal as a universal. Craft, concept, and history are the devices they use to explore the gray zone within those themes.

Since Louviere + Vanessa began showing professionally in 2004, they have been in more than 50 exhibits and film festivals in America and abroad. Louviere + Vanessa’s photographs and films are held in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, George Eastman House, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, as well as the Ford Foundation and the film archive for Globians International Film in Potsdam, Germany.