Curatorial Category: Open Call

Union

Exhibition Dates: September 10th – October 2nd 2022Opening Reception: Saturday September 10th 2022, 6pm – 10pm Union is an investigation of the unity of blackness beyond borders using paint. The idea that blackness exists in an infinite space operating outside of white supremacy is inferred through the painting by disregarding a typically western style of Union

Meta-Retrospect

Exhibitions Dates: August 13th – September 4th 2022Opening Reception: Saturday August 13th 2022, 6pm-10pm “As the lukewarm hands of the godsCame down and gently picked my adrenalin pearlsPlaced them in their mouths and rinsed all the fear outNourished them with their saliva All rested As if the healthiest pastimeIs being in life-threatening circumstancesAnd once again be Meta-Retrospect

Staring at the Dark

Black and white photograph of woman laying in in bed, partially hidden behind a blanket in the foreground.

Antenna Gallery //
Exhibition Dates: Saturday July 9 – Sunday Aug 7, 2022 //
Opening Reception:     Saturday July 9, 6pm-10pm

I Know a Place

Antenna Gallery //
Exhibition Dates: Saturday June 11 – Sunday July 3, 2022 //
Opening Reception:  Saturday June 11,   6pm-10pm

More World

Collage image of black and white portraits on a yellow background

Reading Room //
Exhibition Dates: May 7, 2022 – June 26, 2022 //
Receptions: Saturday May 14 2022 and Saturday June 11, 2022 6pm-10pm

Proviso

Proviso, a collaborative chapbook between poet Steve Bellin-Oka, and visual artist Kristen Tomecek confronts the inordinate hurdles binational LGBTQIA couples encounter when trying to obtain green cards for the immigrant partner. Steve Bellin-Oka’s poems are built around actual immigration interview questions, and Kristen Tomecek’s abstract paintings respond to the poems. Interrogating traditional symbols of freedom Proviso

What’s Wrong Cowboy?

On view:  March 12th – April 3rd , 2022Opening Reception:  Saturday March 12th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM Daily hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 What’s Wrong Cowboy is a solo exhibition of paintings by Trenity Thomas. “Painting red cowboy hats has become a signature of mine. Seeing a blackperson as a cowboy is powerful, What’s Wrong Cowboy?

about flowers…

On view: Saturday March 12th – Sunday April 24th, 2022Opening Reception: Saturday March 12th from 6:00 – 10:00 PMDaily hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 about flowers… is a poetry zine combining found and recycled words and images printed in woodcut relief and risograph prints. The zine was printed at Lucky Risograph Publications in about flowers…

GETAWAY

Installation by Elizabeth Withstandley featuring music by Francis Lung and a story by Brian Wilson   On view: Friday Feb 11th –  Sunday March 6th   Opening Reception:  FRIDAY Feb 11th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM  Daily hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00   Getaway is a 10 channel video installation that explores various GETAWAY

Maria Lux :: Point of No Return

On view:  Aug. 14th – Sep 5thOpening Reception:  Saturday, Aug. 14th 6-9PM – Masks required by all visitors. Building off the uncanny religious terminology used in de-extinction science or “resurrection biology”, and its futuristic technologies aimed at returning to the past, this new project by Maria Lux explores extinction narratives and the cultural work they are doing Maria Lux :: Point of No Return

Black Fusionist Society :: Antoine Williams

Black Fusionist Society is an Afrosurrealist multimedia narrative exhibition about the Black descendants of survivors of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre who create a secret society that uses magic and fringe science to navigate systemic racism and migrate to a different dimension. This exhibition serves as contemporary Black folklore within a historical fiction narrative told through Black Fusionist Society :: Antoine Williams

Coronation :: Macon Reed

On view:  March 13th – April 4th   Opening Reception:  Saturday March 13th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM  Daily hours: Tuesday – Friday by appointment, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00 The Coronation (Corona-tion) is a meditation on this time of massive uncertainty and change, where having our personal and community vulnerabilities laid bare forces us to Coronation :: Macon Reed

WhatHappenWas

Closing Reception: Nov 7th WhatHappenWas invites the New Orleans Community to participate in one-on-one interviews in the installation with the artist, Marta Rodriguez Maleck, recounting any and everything that occurred post-Mardi Gras 2020. Sentences and phrases from each interview will be woven together in a sound collage, which will be presented at the exhibition’s closing. WhatHappenWas

Risograph Printing

An everything all-at-once exhibition featuring hundreds of posters, handbills, flyers, zines, prints, and books produced by Risograph with Max Seckel in New Orleans over the last 4 years.

CMYKings: Zines in Four Colors

Opening Reception: Jan 11, 6-10pm Closing Reception: February 8, 6-10pm On view:  January 4 – March 1 Daily hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12-5 The CMYKings Zine exchange began with four artists exchanging work through the mail, and after six years has grown to a collective of 20 artists from across the country producing 50 zines. CMYKings: Zines in Four Colors

The Case of the Endless Yarn

On view: Nov 9- Dec 29, 2019 Opening Reception: Nov 9, 6-10pm Closing Reception: Dec 14, 6-10pm Daily hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12-5 The Case of the Endless Yarn is a solo exhibition by Candace Hicks of artist books and dioramas based on the artist’s reading of fiction. The miniature domestic interior spaces have in The Case of the Endless Yarn

WHAT DOES THE WATER TASTE LIKE?

On view: Nov 9 – Dec 8, 2019 Opening Reception: Nov 9, 6-10pm Daily hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12-5 About the show: Juliana Kasumu is Antenna’s 2019 Local Open Call Winner. Selected by juror Jackie Clay, curator and executive director of the Coleman Center for the Arts. WHAT DOES THE WATER TASTE LIKE? is a WHAT DOES THE WATER TASTE LIKE?