National Juried Exhibition ‘Timelapse’ open through Feb. 20 on campus

Jan 23, 2024 | General News, Liberal Arts

Timelapse, the Seventh Louisiana Biennial National Juried Exhibition, is now open to visitors through Feb. 20, each Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center (TVAC) Galleries on the Louisiana Tech campus.

Admission is free.

A “Juror Talk” at the TVAC with curator Laura Blereau, the Curator of Exhibitions at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, will be Tuesday, Jan. 30, 5-6 p.m., followed by an awards reception from 6-7 p.m. Blereau had the difficult task of selecting 56 artworks out of nearly 464 submissions by artists throughout the United States, including two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and video works.

Blereau will announce awards during the Juror Talk; the winner will get a solo exhibition at Tech in 2024-25.

The exhibition is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, and the public to see emerging contemporary work from around the country in a local gallery setting. Several regional artists are represented in the show, including Tech student Melanie Douthit, Tech faculty Markus Wobisch, and Bulldog alums Frank Herbert, Carey Roberson, Adrianna Speer, and Ben Wreyford.

Other featured works are by the following:

Sarah Amacker, Diana Behl, Susan Carr, Cheeny Celebrado-Royer, Jinghong Chen, WangLing Chou, Jeanne Ciravolo, Lionel Cruet, Sara Dismukes, Lynda Frese, Matt Frieburghaus, Timothy Gonchoroff, Michael Hower, Jeremiah Johnson, Bette Kauffman, Katie Kehoe, Amanda Kralovic, Christopher Latil, Sandra Eula Lee, Madison Manning, Nick Mendoza, Sarah Moschel Miller, Sarah Nance, Jacqueline Neale, Kristin Powers Nowlin, Robert Patrick, Millian Giang Pham, Natalie Preston, Suzanna Scott, Sabrina Skinner, David Samuel Stern, Clifford Tresner, Scott Turri, Lindsey Waters, Rebecca Welz, Lauren Woods, an Jenny Wu.

The TVAC is at 1 Mayfield Avenue on campus. The exhibition is sponsored by the University’s School of Design.

For more information, contact Brooke Cassady, Director of SOD Galleries, at either or 318.257.3910.

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About Blereau:

She has more than 20 years of experience working with artists, galleries, and museums, and she writes frequently about contemporary art. She is a specialist in art and technology, particularly time-based mediums such as new media and software art, kinetic sculpture, and performance.

Since coming to Newcomb Art Museum in 2017, Blereau has curated and co-curated several exhibitions, such as Unthinkable Imagination: A Creative Response to the Juvenile Justice Crisis (2023), Core Memory: Encoded (2022), Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality (2021), Brandan ‘Bmike’ Odums: Not Supposed 2-BE Here (2020), per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana (2019), Fallen Fruit: Empire (2018) and Clay in Place (2018).

Previously, Blereau’s interdisciplinary approach to the visual arts was shaped by formative work experiences at The Kitchen, Marian Goodman Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, bitforms gallery, the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, the Hilliard University Art Museum, and several artist studios. Blereau holds an MFA in New Forms from Pratt Institute and a BFA in Painting from Louisiana State University. She is an alum of the Curatorial Intensive Program at Independent Curators International.

Juror’s Statement concerning Timelapse

“As juror for the 7th Louisiana Biennial, I felt drawn to artists expressing their temporal connections to landscape and people. These artists are taking on abstract subjects, such as natural phenomena and cultural identity, to address the real and shifting experiences of their daily lives. Several works in the exhibition explore displacement, environmental disaster, and personal relationships in transition. Other pieces focus on the dynamism of bodily presence, pattern, animals, food, decay, and new ways of seeing.

“While the topics they address are wide ranging, these works share an intensity that is made evident by each artist’s dedication to their chosen craft and process. The show is organized around seven interrelated themes: life forms/forces, terrains of climate change, weaving, identity, geometric abstraction, architecture, and spaces of emotional care. As a group, the works highlight artistic practices that emphasize reclaimed materials and cyclical considerations of time.

“The process of jurying a show like this is subjective. The pieces that speak to me do not necessarily speak to other curators in the same way. I am grateful to the 118 artists who responded to the open call for art this past November, and I encourage all to remain on a creative path. This special opportunity to engage Ruston’s community would not have been possible without the energy of Louisiana Tech University’s faculty in the School of Design.”