The Second Story Gallery announces an upcoming concurrent solo exhibition of works by sculptor Gina Laguna and multimedia artist Cynthia Ramirez. The exhibition will open Saturday, April 13, with a reception to meet the artists, open to the public, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cooperative gallery is located in the New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The show will run through May 4. Admission is free.
Laguna’s Meditations in Steelorganically merges natural forms and processes with figurative references, capturing direct and intuitive connections between the physical world and the imaginary. Laguna has exhibited in galleries, art centers and museums throughout the South. She has sculptures in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, and private collections.
Ramirez’s Cosmic “G” references the original Star Trek television series, illustrating the journey of a Mayan artifact found in Captain Kirk’s quarters. The artifact represents a sacred motif in Mayan and Aztec art, an interest of Ramirez’s, whose previous work dealt with the Aztec and Mayan cosmos. Ramirez has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. She has created Day of the Dead altars at museums, including the Louisiana State Museum at the Cabildo.
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Contact: Charles M. Lovell
Cell: (575) 770-0095