Fresh Off the Turnip Truck
November 6, 2010 through January 20, 2011
Louisiana State Museum
632 Dumaine Street, Madame John’s Legacy
Tues – Sunday 10am – 4:30 pm
New Orleans has always been a place that attracts artists from other parts of the country and world. That influx, which has continued—arguably under exceptional circumstances—in the last five years, is the topic of this exhibition. Fresh Off the Turnip Truck examines the work of accomplished young artists who are all, to a degree, recent arrivals in the city. Adrian Price is one of these artists.
Adrian Cochran Price / On the Road, 2010 / installation view, Madame John’s Legacy
Adrian Price was born in 1977 in Augusta, GA. She currently lives and works in New Orleans, LA.
In my work, I am interested in creating environments inspired by theatrical spaces, which throughout history have depicted the exaggerated and excessively dramatic. I often use gestural painting as a medium within these environments as a way to create representational illusion “marked by pretense or artificiality of emotion”.
Recurring themes within my work include vulnerability, ideals of heroism and beauty, and the “spectacularization” of portraiture as seen in popular culture. I am interested in these environments depicting the passage of time, but without a beginning or ending. In my most recent installations, I have become interested in dramatizing mundane environments, decontextualizing them in some way. I hope to set up an uncanny kind of space, one which involves the viewer to become engaged in the act of looking without traditional rules, limits and security.
Adrian Price / On the Road, 2010 / installation view, Madame John’s Legacy
2006-07 University of New Orleans (M.F.A program)
2005-06 University of California, Los Angeles (M.F.A program)
2005 B.A., Painting/ Sculpture, University of New Orleans
2009 Watch Your Step, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2008 They Burned the Candle at Both Ends, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2010 Sailing to Byzantium, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
Southern Open, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA.
Gorgamon (collective installation with The Joanna, an artist-run space in Houston, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2009 The Flag, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
St. Claude on Julia, Studio 527, New Orleans, LA
Louisiana Artworks Studio Resident Exhibition, LA Artworks, New Orleans
2008 Social Construct/ Human Nature, Louisiana Artworks, New Orleans, LA
St. Claude Collective, Universal Furniture, New Orleans, LA
United Artists, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
City Stage, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Hot Night, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA.
2007 It’s O.K to Just Hang Out, UNO Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2006 This House Is Made of Water, Stealth Arts, Birmingham, AL
Works in Progress, UNO Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2005 No Place Like Home, Giola Gallery, Chicago, IL
Femme Fatale, The Big Top 3 Ring Circus Gallery, New Orleans, LA
University of New Orleans Senior Exhibition, New Orleans, LA
2004 Ernest and Shirley Svenson Drawing Exhibition, UNO Fine Arts Gallery
2008-2010 Awarded Louisiana Artworks Studio Residency, LA Artworks, New Orleans
2009 Art Voices, Review of The Flag Exhibition, Curated by Rajko Radavonovic
2008 City Playas, Gambit Weekly, by Eric Bookhardt, September, 2008
That 70’s Art, Gambit Weekly, by Eric Bookhardt, April 1
Founding Member, Good Children Gallery/ Art Collective, New Orleans, LA Artist Assistant, Marjetica Potrc
2010 Prospector’s Panel Discussion, New Orleans Museum of Art
2009 Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA 2009 Louisiana Artworks, New