Pelican Bomb To Curate The Paramount’s Local Art Collection

Photo by Sophie Lvoff, “Delachaise Street (Heavy Chevy),” 2012. Archival inkjet print mounted on Dibond. Courtesy of the artist.

Pelican Bomb, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the visual arts in New Orleans, will curate all of the art to be displayed in The Paramount. The collection exclusively features local artists and New Orleans-inspired works, and builds on Pelican Bomb’s programs to raise greater awareness of contemporary art in the city, create professional development opportunities for artists, and make artists’ practices more accessible to audiences.

“Pelican Bomb is thrilled to work with The Paramount to directly support local artists and build an extraordinary collection of contemporary art to share with its residents,” said Cameron Shaw, Pelican Bomb’s Executive Director and Founding Editor.

The Paramount’s collection includes paintings, photography, and sculptures by some of the city’s most engaging artists, both emerging and established. It includes works by Kathleen Ariatti Banton, Rachel David, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Sophie Lvoff, Aaron McNamee, Joséphine Sacabo, and Jonathan Traviesa.

Head to The Paramount’s site for more info.

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AnnieLaurie Erickson, “30°28’28.73″N, 91°12’40.55″W (Port Allen),” 2013. Archival pigment print from color negative. Courtesy of the artist.

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