Collective Thoughts :: ICOSA @ Antenna

On View :: Sat. Jan. 14th, 2023 - Sun. Feb. 5th, 2023

Antenna Collective is proud to present Collective Thoughts, a group exhibition curated by Marcela Correa. 

Collective Thoughts is the second phase of an art exchange between Antenna Collective and ICOSA, an artists collective based in Austin, TX. Antenna Collective exhibited at ICOSA gallery in December of 2022, and ICOSA collective will be the first exhibition at Antenna gallery in 2023. The exhibition includes works from 23 artists that are a part of the ICOSA Collective; all works were selected by Marcela Correa, an independent curator based in New Orleans. The work selected for this exhibition from the ICOSA collective of Austin spans topics from environmental, immigration issues, feminism and more. On display will be works from:  Alexis Hunter, Amanda Linn McInerney, Amy Bench, B. Shawn Cox, Brooke Gassiot, Darcie Book, Erin Cunningham, Jacqueline Overby, Jenn Wilson Shepherd, John Mulvany, Jonas Criscoe, Juliette M.M. Nickle, Lana Waldrep-Appl, Leon Alesi, Madeline Irvine, Mai Gutierrez, Matt Rebholz, Morgan Gage, Sarah Hirneisen, Shawn Camp, Tammie Rubin, Veronica Ceci, Vy Ngo

Note from the curator: 

“An artist collective often emerges out of a need to support artists and their works in a way that a commercial gallery cannot. It is meant to be a space to promote and exhibit experimental work and viewpoints without boundaries. Exhibiting works by an entire collective in a gallery setting outside of its normal location is typically unheard of in a commercial gallery setting. For this reason, artists are often the ones to take it amongst themselves to foster that supportive and collaborative vision. While the ICOSA collective of Austin and the Antenna Collective in New Orleans are more than 500 miles apart, it is clear that artists from both cities share similar thoughts and concerns. The work selected for this exhibition from the ICOSA collective of Austin spans topics from environmental, immigration issues, feminism and more. While diverse in topics and mediums, the common thread of community among these artists is evident. This exhibition highlights only a small portion of the ICOSA collective artworks, but will hopefully foster a space of greater connection between the New Orleans and Austin communities. It was an honor to be selected as the curator of this artist submission from the ICOSA collective and to work with the team at Antenna. I look forward to seeing how the local New Orleans community responds to the works of these incredible artists in Austin.”

About the Curator

Marcela Correa is an independent curator based in New Orleans. Since 2015, she has curated a number of group exhibitions around Louisiana, including: Architecture (2015), Louisiana Treasures from the Vaults of the New Orleans Museum of Art (2015), Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity (2018) and a solo exhibition with artist, Carmen Mariscal, called Calladita te ves más bonita / Be Pretty and Shut Up (2019). She has worked in several galleries around the world, ranging from antiquities to contemporary art, such as Galerie Kugel in Paris, Sprovieri Gallery and Ronchini Gallery in London and most recently at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans. Apart from working with recognized Louisiana artists, George Dunbar and Tameka Norris, she also worked for a brief time with curator, Alice Yelen, at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Between 2015 and 2020, she was the Executive Director of the Arts District of New Orleans Association. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the SXSW Art Program starting in 2018 to present. And since the pandemic, Correa continues her independent curatorial research, as well as co-hosts the Artist Profile Series podcast for the Creative Community League. She is also the art consignment director at Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans.  She holds two Masters of Art with Merits: one in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and the other in The History and Business of Art and Collecting from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts & Warwick University in Paris and London. Correa also completed the Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans with the Independent Curators International in 2015.

Featured Image:
Jacqueline Overby
Loose Lips Sink This Ship Foam, Fiber, Rubber
13″ x 8″ x 6″

Collective Thoughts