Frederick Hart Sculptures in Museum Pope John Paul II Exhibition
Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art exhibition at NOMA, preview look
Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art, an exhibition of sculpture, painting and artifacts related to the much-revered religious leader, opens on Friday (March 8) at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Presented by the Archdiocese of New Orleans with the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas and NOMA, the exhibition continues through June 16, 2013.
The exhibit, which has been in the works for more than a year -- The Times-Picayune announced the coming exhibit in April 2012 -- unexpectedly took on added immediacy, when Pope Benedict retired in late February, beginning the search for another global leader of the Catholic church and rekindling memories of past pontiffs. New Orleans residents, contemplating the turnover of leadership in Rome, can find a touchstone at NOMA as they recall John Paul’s celebratory Crescent City visit in 1987. John Paul served as pope from 1978 to 2005....
[In the second part of the exhibit,] Frederick Hart’s translucent resin sculptures shine from within owing to cleverly hidden lights. Hart (1943 to 1999), who was a favorite of author and art observer Tom Wolfe, designed the “Millennium Cross” sculpture, which was given to John Paul II in 1997. Hart produced his clear, ghostly sculptures by embedding one resin casting within another – a technique he pioneered, Peck said. The artist's “Millennium Cross” may be the first time in history when the body of Christ is presented inside of the cross, Peck said. Hart is, perhaps, best known for his addition of a realistic sculpture of three soldiers to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., in 1984.
By Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on March 05, 2013 at 12:50 PM, updated March 06, 2013 at 9:42 AM
Peter Max at Angela King Gallery
Artist Peter Max at Angela King Gallery: Steven Forster's Big Easy
Pop artist Peter Max kicked off his “Masters Series” at Angela King Galleryon Royal Street on March 9, 2013. Max, America’s preeminent Pop artist, returns to New Orleans with an impressive collection that pays homage to master painters.
Through this extraordinary new “Masters Series,” Max exhibits interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir and Edgar Degas, conceived in the artist’s signature styles and colors. These works showcase both a maturation of the Max’s illustrious career, as well as his formal training at the legendary Art Students League of New York.
Peter Max is no stranger to New Orleans. In 2005, Max created a poster to benefit funds for Hurricane Katrina. “I just felt I had to do my part for it,” Max said. “I'm always lucky as an artist to do something official. It's nice to do that because 80 percent of my time is spent in solitude – composing, painting, making pictures – without any interruption from the outside world.”
Max’s paintings have been on exhibition in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide, making his vibrant colors a legendary part of contemporary culture. The artist has had the distinct honor of painting the last seven Presidents of the United States, along with many of the world’s adored celebrities. His works are on view now at the Angela King Gallery at 241 Royal Street. Admission to the exhibition is free.
By Steven Forster | Nola.com | The Times-Picayune
on March 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM, updated March 13, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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About Angela King
Angela King is a California native but after 32 years considers New Orleans home. Her love of art and creative spirit guided her into the art world in the late 70's. She moved to NOLA to open a California craft gallery in 1977 that evolved into an art gallery by 1983, shifting to original paintings when she became a partner in '93. She then continued until 2006 when she started her own gallery post Katrina. Maintaining strong relationships with her gallery team and other artisans has proven to be the foundation of her success.