NATIVES & NEW ARRIVALS

VOLUME I, ISSUE #1

We take places with us wherever we go. Our very first group of articles takes a look at a slice of the Southern contemporary art world and introduces two newcomers to New Orleans on a mission to revive flagging institutions.

CROSSING BORDERS

RYAN SPARKS

Oxford American magazine hosts its first curated art exhibit in Little Rock, featuring artists who have traveled to, from, or through the South to help their careers. Is leaving home necessary in order to grow?

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NEW PROSPECT.3 DIRECTOR BREAKS THE ICE

BRAD RHINES

Franklin Sirmans is the new head of New Orleans' biennial art exhibition. He dips his toe in the Louisiana waters with a show at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

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DRAWN TO THE CENTER

BRAD RHINES

A new Executive Director with experience and enthusiasm takes over New Orleans' Contemporary Arts Center, seeking to re-establish the CAC's identity after a period of inconsistency  

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RYDER RICHARDS DRAWS WITH GUNPOWDER

RYAN SPARKS

We talk with Texan artist Ryder Richards about guns as tools and weapons, the Southern culture of honor, and the growing interest in contemporary art in our metro areas.

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CHALMATIA: A FICTIONAL PLACE DOWN THE ROAD

RYAN SPARKS

Multimedia artists Daneeta and Patrick Jackson have deconstructed a storybook into a spiraling installation based on their experiences in Chalmette, LA. It's a community where children grow up in the aftermath of Katrina and make up their own myths, turning to the world of imagination in order to cope.

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