Whitney White Linen Night brought thousands of art lovers to Julia Street on August 2nd to visit the galleries in downtown New Orleans’ flourishing Arts District. The event kicked off new exhibitions from artists spanning multiple styles and mediums — we put five of them in the spotlight below.
Artist: Ayo Scott | Gallery: Octavia Art Gallery
August 2 – September 6 @ 454 Julia Street
The Lies We Believe is artist Ayo Scott’s debut exhibition at Octavia Art Gallery, presenting his “most recent mixed media works alongside his large-scale digital drawings.”
Artist: Nathan Durfee | Gallery: Lemieux Galleries
August 2 – September 27 @ 332 Julia Street
Artist Nathan Durfee’s exhibition features captivating paintings with his distinct combination of “pop-surrealist narratives” and intriguing use of color.
Artist: Gordon Parks | Gallery: Arthur Roger Gallery
August 2 – September 20 @ 432 Julia Street
Segregation Story is an exhibition of fifteen photographs by Gordon Parks, documenting the “everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crowe segregation.”
Artist: Various | Gallery: Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery
August 2 – August 31 @ 535 Julia Street
Ariodante’s August exhibition features acrylic paintings by Tanya Dischler, jewelry by Shea Yetta, and glasswork by Christine Ledoux.
Artist: Mitchell Lonas | Gallery: Callan Contemporary
August 1 – September 21 @ 518 Julia Street
Mitchell Lonas’ new series of “incised and painted aluminum panels” showcases his “lyrical interpretations of trees, root systems, shells, and waterfalls.”
Are there other exhibitions that should be included in our list? Let us know in the comments!