Pauly Lingerfelt

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 21 October 2011

My friend Pauly Lingerfelt has the most cohesive aesthetic of anyone I know, be it his vintage style, old-school black and white tattoos, or the beautiful antique objects he has in his house. His artwork reflects this retro-yet-timeless sense of beauty that expresses something essential about the centuries of overlapping traditions in his native New Orleans.

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Before I Die public installation by Candy Chang

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 1 April 2011

During my recent time in New Orleans, I got to see in person the amazing piece by public installation artist Candy Chang called Before I Die, installed on the side of an abandoned house in the Marigny neighborhood. It invites passers by to fill in the blanks with what they’d like to do before they die. One of them read “live in New Orleans,” which I can definitely relate to.

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Brian Guidry

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 10 March 2011

Brian Guidry samples colors he finds around him in his home of New Orleans and matches them exactly in his dynamic and abstract paintings.

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Dan Tague

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 8 March 2011

New Orleans-based artist Dan Tague does some amazing things with money, folding up dollar bills to create new and subversive messages out of the letters printed on them.

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