I’m sure you’re thinking that’s an interesting title… It’s actually the name of an upcoming show I will be in next week. “Like a Prayer: Reflections of the 21st C Feminine” is a group exhibition that will open November 13th at Barrister’s Gallery in New Orleans. The show was curated by Martina Batan, the director of Ronald Feldman Fine Art in New York. I’m excited to be in this show due to the lineup of artists as well as this being my first exhibit at Barrister’s Gallery. The opening coincides with the Artwalk held in the St. Claude Arts District of New Orleans. In addition, if you may recall, this is also the opening night of the Multispecies Salon, which I am also included in. (No worries, both events take place in the same arts district.) Prospect 1.5 (preview to the Prospect 2 Biennial) will also be taking place during this time, so numerous galleries, museums, and alternative spaces have events scheduled. So if you happen to be in New Orleans this month, now is a great time to check out the art events.
“Like a Prayer” will be up November 13th through December 30th. The opening reception will be held from 6-9pm. For more information, visit this direct link to Barrister’s Gallery. For more information regarding my work, visit www.AmyGuidry.com.
I wanted to share some photos from my night at the Forum for Equality exhibit. The Lafayette chapter of the Forum for Equality held a group exhibition- “Fight for Your Rights” at The Alamo. I was honored to be invited to participate for such a great cause. The exhibit coincided with the Forum’s event to get the public involved in the fight for equal rights and support the LGBT community. For more information on the Forum for Equality, visit their website at www.ForumforEquality.com. There was a great turnout for the show, lots of support, and a lot of fun. I have a few photos posted here but more can be found under the events section of my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.
I was recently asked to participate in the Forum for Equality’s “Fight for Your Rights” exhibit. The opportunity sort of popped up, as that happens sometimes with exhibits, and luckily I had work available to show. The group exhibition features work by local (Louisiana) artists supporting LGBT equality. In addition to the art, there will be food, wine, and music. And it’s all for a good cause, with 40% of the proceeds going to the Forum for Equality. The Forum For Equality “is a statewide civil rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government.”
Where you need to be: The Alamo (downtown Lafayette); When: Friday, June 25; Time: 8-11:30pm. See you there!
I always enjoy my visits to Austin, Texas since there’s so much to do and so much to look at- it’s absolutely beautiful. And it just so happens that I am represented by one of their great galleries- Wally Workman Gallery. So this August, I will be in Austin for Wally Workman’s 30th Anniversary show. This will be a huge show, so it’s a good thing the gallery is large itself. All of the represented artists will be showing several new works. Add that up and it’s colossal. And let’s not forget- thirty years! This speaks volumes in the art world where- unfortunately- many galleries don’t make it two years, much less thirty. So in celebration, Wally Workman Gallery is having a show preview on August 5th in conjunction with First Thursday Artwalk. The blowout party and opening reception will be held August 7th from 6-8pm. And if you can’t make either of those evenings (or both!), the exhibit will be up through August 28th.
As for me, I have been toiling away on a new piece to submit for the show. It’s 3 feet long, so this is one of the biggest pieces I’ve done in this latest series of work. I have included a sneak peek- just a small portion of the painting. It’s not the best photo either since I took it myself. Haha. But it gives the basic idea… and of course I will be posting the painting in its entirety once it’s officially finished. So in the meantime, if you’d like to see more of my work, be sure to visit www.AmyGuidry.com.