Opening Reception: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 6-9pm
DiverseWorks kicks off the 2010-2011 season with an exhibition and symposium that commemorate the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.Before (During) After and the accompanying Under-Standing Waterprovide a visual narrative of how one of the U.S.’s largest natural and manmade disasters transformed the lives of of artists from Southeast Louisiana. Before (During) After specifically explores the changes in subject matter, media and technique from the work created before the storm to after in an effort to investigate how shared experience is individually captured, filtered and re-conveyed. Photographers participating in Before (During) After include Eric Julien, Elizabeth Kleinveld, Rowan Metzner, David Rae Morris, Thomas Neff, Samuel Portera, Frank Relle, Jennifer Shaw, Mark J. Sindler, Zack Smith, Jonathan Traviesa, and Lori Waselchuk. This exhibition is a co-presentation of DiverseWorks and Louisiana State Museum.
Under-Standing Water features sculptural installations by Rondell Crier, Jana Napoli and Rontherin Ratliff with a monumental photographic work by Jan Gilbert, Debra Howell, and Krista Jurisich. The works connect viewers to the perceptions, experiences, and memories of six artists whose lives were impacted by the storm.
DiverseWorks would like to give a special thanks to our Before (During) After Underwriters: Anonymous; Bennie & David Ansell; Lynn Baldwin; Susan & Stanley Baldwin; Deborah Bay; Gay Block; Suzanne Bloom & Ed Hill; Eleanor M. Brown; Linda Carter; Kimberly Gremillion; Mike & Blanche Griffin; Ann Kendellen & Jonathan Harker; Diane C. McCall;Myron Steves Healthcare; June Russell; Terry St. Arnauld & Frank Yezer;Dr. Debra Tabor & Donna Aversano