WHERE Y'ART?!: JIM RICHARD: MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME & MUSIC BY ANDREW DUHONFriday, Oct 5th from 5pm to 9pm October 5, 2012
Join us for Where Y’Art?! on Friday, October 5th from 5pm to 9pm. Program includes:
- 5pm to 8pm: Art Making Activity with NOMA
- 5:30pm to 8:30pm: Music by Andrew Duhon
- 6pm: Visiting artist, Kat Walker, in Museum Shop
- 6pm: Gallery Talk by artist, Jim Richard of the exhibition, Jim Richard: Make Yourself at Home
- 7:30pm: Screening: LS3 Studios’ A Legend in the Classroom: The Life Story of Ms. Yvonne Busch
About Jim Richard: Make Yourself at Home
This fall the New Orleans Museum of Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the paintings by renowned New Orleans artist Jim Richard. Entitled Jim Richard: Make Yourself At Home, this will be the artist’s first solo exhibition at NOMA since 1978. The show will focus on the subject Richard is best known and admired for: interior scenes bursting with works of art and colorful décor. The twelve paintings on display will provide an exceptional opportunity to view a large range of the artist’s work covering the last twenty years of his career. Make Yourself At Home will also debut a number of paintings that have never been shown to the public before.
About Jim Richard
Born in 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas, Richard is best known for his paintings of modernist works of art situated in richly decorated and ominously claustrophobic home interiors. Since 1977 Richard has been producing domestic scenes adorned with modern paintings and sculptures. Mining magazines, books, and advertisements for examples of wallpaper, furniture, upholstery, and artwork, Richard fuses these elements into invented residential spaces. In his paintings and collages, works of art compete against loud examples of décor. His work straddles the line between celebrating and critiquing kitsch and rampant consumer culture.
Richard has a long history of exhibiting at NOMA, having been included in ten exhibitions over the past decades, including five iterations of the juried New Orleans Triennial (more than any other artist in its history). As a professor of painting at the University of New Orleans for the past thirty-seven years, Richard played a pivotal role in maintaining the strength of the Fine Arts program at UNO, which for several decades has been a fount of artistic activity in New Orleans. Through UNO Richard influenced a generation of students, including painters Wayne Gonzales and Peter Halley, and sculptor Lucky DeBellevue.
About Andrew Duhon
New Orleans Songwriter, Andrew Duhon has released two albums including, new EP, “Dreaming When You Leave”, and debut album, “Songs I Wrote Before I Knew You”. “Songs” was produced by Grammy award winning producer/engineer, Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Queens of the Stone Age, Whiskeytown) and “Dreaming” by Grammy winning producer, John Snyder (Dave Brubeck, Etta James, Junior Wells, Ornette Coleman, Dizzy Gillespie, Clarence Gatemouth Brown). Andrew has toured throughout the United States and UK, and continues to tour, write, and record.
About A Legend in the Classroom: The Life Story of Ms. Yvonne Busch
(Run Time: One Hour – See the trailer here.)
Born in New Orleans in 1929 and raised in the historic Treme section of the city, Ms. Busch, who mastered several brass instruments and wood chimes, became a touring professional by the age of 12, crisscrossing the United States as a member of the critically acclaimed “International Sweethearts of Rhythm” and the “Swinging Rays of Rhythm”, two all female bands sponsored by the Piney Woods Country Life School, an African-American boarding school located in Piney Woods, Mississippi.
All programming is included with Museum admission.
Schedule subject to change.
This event is related to the exhibition Jim Richard: Make Yourself At Home.