Pin It
Favorite

Art Recommended 

A swan swimming in the clouds, a curtain of candy wrappers, a classic Red Grooms (pictured) pool hall interior and a giant eyeball sculpture are among the vibrantly varied works highlighting this eclectic selection from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. A former New Orleanian, Weisman was an entrepreneur, philanthropist and big-time collector who regarded fantasy and illusion as the beginnings of artistic creativity as well as sources for magical transformation. Curated by foundation director Billie Milam Weisman, the show features more than 125 works inspired by contemporary life, including architecture, cartoons, design, electronics, fashion, food, graffiti, nature and technology, collectively underscoring how artists use fantasy and illusion to create new modes of representing the world, taking us beyond our own realities into the realm of amazement. -- D. Eric Bookhardt

Through April 8

Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3805; www.cacno.org

click to enlarge art_rec-14918.jpeg

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of The Eclectic Eye : Selections From The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, -None-

Submit an event Jump to date

Latest in Art Review

Spotlight Events

  • Faith Prince @ NOCCA Riverfront
    2800 Chartres St. http://www.nocca.com

    • Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.
  • Guys & Dolls @ Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts
    325 Minor St., Kenner http://www.rivertowntheaters.com

    • Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 24
  • Once on This Island @ Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
    616 St. Peter St. http://www.lepetittheatre.com

    • Fridays-Sundays and Mon., Sept. 25. Continues through Sept. 29
    • 1 going/interested
  • Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play @ Art Klub
    1941 Arts St. http://www.artistinc.org

    • Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Thu., Sept. 28, 8 p.m. and Thu., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7
  • Close Me Out @ Hi-Ho Lounge
    2239 St. Claude Ave. http://www.hiholounge.net

    • First Saturday of every month

© 2017 Gambit
Powered by Foundation