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Gallery 549 Opening + Artwalk

"Symbiotic" by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 11"w x 14"h; (c) Amy Guidry 2011

I’ve been busy to the point of nearly forgetting to announce an exhibition opening I have this weekend.  Hard to believe I forgot to write about it sooner since I’ve been prepping for it for quite some time.  So here are the details:  I will be showing several new works from my In Our Veins series at Gallery 549 in downtown Lafayette, LA as part of a group exhibition of local artists.  The opening reception will be this Saturday, November 12th from 6-8pm and the show will be up through December 1st.  Also of note, the opening this weekend is also in conjunction with Second Saturday Artwalk, so there are many galleries open late with some great exhibits.  Speaking of which, here is a schedule of what to expect:

Acadiana Center for the Arts– 101 W. Vermilion St. / 337-233-7060
Main Gallery: Prospect.2– Ragnar Kjartanssn, Bruce Davenport Jr., Dawn Dedeaux, Willie Birch, Regina Scully, Jonathan Hicks and Tameka Norris
Side Ga llery: Pacha Mama: earth realm series by Lynda Frese
Vault Series: Louisiana Corners and Cajun Blue by Mary Louise Porter

Adrian Fulton’s Fine Art Gallery– 302 Jefferson St. / 337-658-3274
Chrystal Jumonville

Arts Co-op Gallery and Studio (formerly Galerie Eclairuse)- 535 ½ Jefferson St. / 337-344-8657
Group Exhibition- Susannah Craig, Rena Derieg, Tanya Falgout, Erin Lafleur, Barbara Stevens, Lisa Suire, and Lauren Greene Whyte

Cajun Spice– 535 Jefferson St / 337-232-3061
Michael Van Brocklin

Gallery 549– 549 Jefferson St. / 337-593-0796
Group Exhibition featuring local artists (yep, including yours truly!)

Galerie Lafayette (at The Lafayette Public Library)- 538 Jefferson St. / 261-5775
Vaughn Simpson

Gallery R (at The Russo Group)- 116 E. Congress St. / 337-769-1530
Bonnie Camos and Paula Horn

Sans Souci Gallery– 219 E. Vermilion St. / 266-7999
Audrey Leonard, Katherine Prejean, Janet Ullrich Theriot, and Dickie Wagner

St. Pierre’s Center for the Arts– 114 W. Vermilion St. / 337-236-9111
Works by Steven


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Like a Prayer

"Inner Peace?" by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; (c) Amy Guidry 2010
"Inner Peace?" by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; (c) Amy Guidry 2010

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.

Into the Wild

Installation view of Amy Guidry's paintings from the In Our Veins series
Installation view of Amy Guidry's paintings from the In Our Veins series

My work was recently selected for inclusion in the Multispecies Salon 3: Swarm to be held in New Orleans this November. The exhibit will take place in three gallery spaces- The Front, Kawliga Studios, and Ironworks. As stated on their website, the exhibit will “use art to address a series of interrelated questions about nature: Which species flourish, and which fail, when natural and cultural worlds intermingle and collide? What happens when the bodies of organisms, and even entire ecosystems, are brought into schemes of biotechnology and dreams of biocapitalism? And finally, with particular relevance to New Orleans: In the aftermath of disaster–in a blasted landscape that has been transformed by multiple catastrophes–what are the possibilities of biocultural hope?”

Multispecies Salon was first organized by anthropologist Eben Kirksey and friends as an outshoot of the annual convention of the Association of American Anthropologists (AAA). The AAA will hold their convention in New Orleans from November 18-21, 2010. The Multispecies Salon will schedule a speaking series as well as a reception for anthropologists who will be in New Orleans for the convention on Thursday, November 18.

There are also three themes to the exhibit: “Edible Companions,” “Life in the Age of Biotechnology,” and “Hope in a Blasted Landscape.” Since this is still early, I don’t have all the details yet, but I believe my work will be in the “Edible Companions” exhibit at The Front gallery. The opening for the event will be November 13th as part of the Second Saturday Artwalk in the St. Claude Arts District. The exhibit will be up through December 5th. As I get more details such as time, etc. I will post as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you’d like to see more of my work, be sure to check out my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.