Curated by Dan Tague
Works by Hannah Chalew, Teresa Cole, Margaret Evangeline, Jeffrey Forsythe, Daphne Loney, Christopher Saucedo, and Dan Tague.
January 15 – February 21, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, January 15, 6-8pm
Dieu Donné is pleased to present Pulp Fictions, an exhibition of new paper works curated by artist Dan Tague. The show will feature new works of art with handmade paper in this collaboration between Dan Tague and Dieu Donné. Artists include Hannah Chalew (Detroit), Teresa Cole (New Orleans), Margaret Evangeline (New York), Jeffrey Forsythe (Chicago), Daphne Loney (New Orleans), Christopher Saucedo (Brooklyn), and Dan Tague (New Orleans). There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm, and the artists and curator will be present.
Writing about this exhibition, Tague has stated: Art has many vocabularies from the very idiosyncratic to striving for universal meaning. Artists maneuver within these polarities in varying degrees of essentialism and fiction to arrive at their chapter in this book of humanity we call art. Each artist selected has a different narrative and a distinctive way of speaking. The close proximity of these seemingly disparate art works will determine how these chapters converge to form the book that is this exhibition.
Paper is used by the artists to create collage, as a sculptural material, as a medium in and of itself, and even video. Some artists have spent time working in the Dieu Donné ‘wet’ studio directly with the pulp, while for others this is their first introduction to the medium and organization. United through use of paper in their studio practice, the artists are also connected by a relationship to the city of New Orleans.
Pulp Fictions will travel to Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in spring of 2015.
About the artists:
Hannah Chalew, originally from New Orleans, lives and works in Detroit where she is pursuing an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Brandeis University and is represented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans.
Teresa Cole is on the faculty of Tulane University. She earned a BFA in fiber arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and an MFA in printmaking from Cranbook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills. Her work is represented at Callan Contemporary in New Orleans, and Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta.
Margaret Evangeline was born in Baton Rouge in 1943, and now lives and works in New York City. In 1978 she became the first female recipient of an MFA in Fine Arts from University of New Orleans. She has been an artist-in-residence at Art Omi (Ghent, NY) and had a solo exhibition at Eli & Edythe Broad Museum of Art in 2014. Evangeline is represeted by STUX + HALLER Gallery, New York.
Jeffrey Forsythe lives and works in Chicago. His BFA is from Illinois State University, and he received a Masters in Fine Arts in 2002 from University of New Orleans. His work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions since 1998 and he is represented by Perimeter Gallery, Chicago.
Daphne Loney is from Gulfport, Mississippi and now lives and works in New Orleans. She received her MFA from University of New Orleans and is a co-founder of the artist run space Good Children Gallery in New Orleans.
Christopher Sacuedo is from Brooklyn and now lives between Far Rockaway, Queens and New Orleans. He holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Saucedo lead the sculpture program at the University of New Orleans for 20 years and currently is a member of the faculty at Adelphi University in New York. He has been the recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Dan Tague lives and works in New Orleans. He has been an artist-in-residence at La Napoule Art Foundation (France), Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, and Santa Fe Art Institute among others. His work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, and prominent private collections. His installation Department of Civil Disobediance was featured in the biennial Prospect.2 New Orleans in 2011-12 at the Contemporary Arts Center. Tague's photographs of manipulated dollar bills have been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and British Vogue. His work is represented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans.