EVOLUTION OF A WARRIOR:
Elizabeth Catlett in New Orleans
ELIZABETH CATLETT, FRANCISCO MORA & DAVID MORA CATLETT
STELLA JONES GALLERY
201 St. Charles Avenue #132
New Orleans, LA 70170
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am – 6pm and by appointment.
EXHIBITION DATES: April 11 through July 30, 2015
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 6pm – 9pm
DRUMMING at CONGO SQUARE: Sunday, April 12, 2015, 11am - in front of the Louis Armstrong sculpture
This centennial exhibition consists of several bronze and marble sculptures; prints in woodcut, screenprint, lithography and linoleum cut, a technique she learned at El Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Graphic Workshop) and original works in pencil, ink, pastels and collage, spanning the years 1952 through 2009. It is significant to note that CATLETT was creating superior prints and a ten-foot public bronze sculpture up until shortly before her death.
Also, included in the exhibition are husband, Mexican painter, FRANCISCO MORA (1922 – 2002) and youngest son, painter, DAVID MORA CATLETT, who was CATLETT’s assistant, regularly creating works of art together. An accompanying catalogue will highlight CATLETT’s life and significant events in New Orleans, will be available in May, 2015.
Presented by STELLA JONES GALLERY with support from the New Orleans Loving Festival, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans Mexican Consulate, Southern Eagle, The Cupcake Fairies, Iconographx and the Links, Inc. Crescent City Chapter.
Elizabeth Catlett: A Celebration of 100 Years at the Hampton University Museum, January 30, 2015 - November 14, 2015
The Art of Elizabeth Catlett at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Art, San Francisco, January 16 - April 5 , 2015