June 8 - July 7, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday, June 8, 6-9 pm
Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 pm, except for Second Saturdays when hours are 6-9 pm.
As the sea level rises and the natural world goes out of order, New Orleans continues its elegant decay far below sea level. Inspired by the already subaquatic qualities of nocturnal urban landscape and diminishing affordable housing, this series of paintings explores ordinary street scenes distorted in atmosphere and layers of glass. Darkness denies the illusion of depth, and visual noise accentuates obscured vision and shortsightedness.
Kaori Maeyama’s urban landscape paintings examine allure of the ordinary and sense of movement in static images. Born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan, she studied plein air painting at New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. She holds a BA in film production from the University of New Orleans, and a MFA in painting from Tulane University.