Orleans Artist Unveils Art via Contemporary Arts Center
Bruce Davenport Jr. Exhibits Art in Galleries and Museums.
New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center Presents NOLA NOW part II: The Human Figure
When art is showcased in Galleries and Museums Exhibits the art is interpreted through many souls and may provide the mind a reminder of Things To Do. Artist Bruce Davenport Jr. is a native of New Orleans Louisiana having grown up in the Lafitte Projects in the 6th Ward. At the age of 5 he started drawing stick men as a means to entertain himself inside the apartment where his loving grandparents, James and Maritha Abrams, raised him. This rudimentary art process that he has created serves as the cornerstone for the work that he creates today. When talking to him he speaks with transparency about his inspiration and creations, this is what he had to say. “My recent body of work explores the history and culture of New Orleans high school marching bands through drawing. Marching Bands are a big part of New Orleans’ culture, but since Hurricane Katrina, many are struggling, especially high school bands. My work serves as an illustrative reminder of an activity that not only encourages creative thought processing, but also engages youth with their community and with each other. Using photographic documentation of these bands in action, I recreate their vibrant pageantry with Sharpie pens and color acid-free markers on poster-board or paper in the same visual manner as Egyptian hieroglyphics, hopefully leaving behind a sacred reminder of a vibrant part of my hometowns identity”.
Bruce Davenport Jr. Exhibits Art Work in New Orleans
Bruce Davenpot Jr.’s art may be seen locally along with other Artist supporting NOLA NOW part 2: The Human Figure, in New Orleans at the Contemporary Arts Center located at 900 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130. June 23-Aug 5. Mining the CAC’s archive, Don Marshall, Executive Director, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, and Founding Executive Director of the CAC from 1977 to 1986, presents an exhibition in three parts, reflecting on the following landmark exhibitions organized by the CAC: Abstraction In Louisiana (curated by Terrington Calas);Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape; and The Human Figure (both curated by Alexandra Monett). These exhibitions marked a level of high accomplishment for the young multi-disciplinary arts institution and established the CAC as the center for contemporary art in New Orleans. With NOLA NOW, Part II, the CAC continues to provide a platform for the wealth of artistic talent living and working in the Greater New Orleans area.