Wednesday, May 13, 2009
"Morbid Anatomy Cabinet" Exhibition, New Orleans
My apologies for having been a bit of an absentee blogger of late; I have been very, very busy getting the "Morbid Anatomy Cabinet" exhibition up and running while also trying to finish all my work, master a new printer, and have a bit of fun in New Orleans. I have now put all of that behind me and so, back to blogging.
The exhibition I have been working on, "Morbid Anatomy Cabinet or Gallery as Wunderkammer," launched last Saturday at the wonderful Barrister's Gallery in New Orleans. The show features the work of over 30 artists--many of them previously featured on the Morbid Anatomy blog, many others locals to New Orleans--presented in a cabinet-inspired installation supplemented by oddities drawn from the astounding private collection of Andy Antippas, the gallery's owner (see bottom 5 images for some views of the installation; many more here.)
Also showcased in the exhibition are a number of my own photographs from an ongoing project (working title: "Private Cabinets") which seeks to photo-document extraordinary and unusual privately-held collections from around the world. You can see a very small selection of these above (top 5 images); you can view a much larger grouping--augmented by collector attributions--by clicking here.
The "Morbid Anatomy Cabinet" exhibition will be on show until June 6th; you can find out more about it by clicking here, preview much of the work in the show by clicking here, and see more images from the opening and get a sense of the installation itself by clicking here. And, as mentioned, you can view a larger selection of photographs of extraordinary private collections from my ongoing "Private Cabinets" series by clicking here. Most of the work you see is for sale; if you are interested in finding out more about a particular piece, you can email the gallery owner at Aantippas@aol.com.
Thanks so much to all the artists who participated, and all the collectors who graciously allowed me into their homes with my camera. Also, as I mentioned, my series of photographs documenting private collectors is an ongoing work-in-progress; if anyone has or knows of some collections that might fit the bill (more on that here), please let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.