Opening Saturday August 14, 6 - 9 p.m.
Exibition Dates: August 14 - September 5
Works on paper by Brad Benischek, The DNA Factory, Heather Vinz,
John Henry Kelly, Kim Jenkins, Louise Riley and Generic Art Solutions.
Featuring the video, Prehistoric Landscape, by Lucy Newman.
Good Children Gallery and Generic Art Solutions present Strange Birds: Works on Paper, and Lucy Newman’s video
installation Prehistoric Landscape. In the front gallery, five artists from the UK, two from the Arizona State Prison, and
two New Orleans locals will be exhibiting a wide range of approaches to working on/with paper in their various habitats.
Weather they be Jail Birds, Love Birds, Rare Birds, or Dirty Birds, they are a curious lot that have flocked together
landing at Saint Claude Avenue’s own Good Children Gallery where they stretch their wings and show their colors. From
intensely psychadelic graphite mindscapes to disjointed sexual collages to raw stream of conciousness storyboards to
incarcerated haikus to interactive performance, this “bird and paper” themed exhibition knows no bounds. Curators of
this show Generic Art Solutions will be creating an interactive performance/installation where they encourage viewer
intervention of their destruction of their latest edition of 500 silkscreens one by one in the middle of the gallery. In the
back gallery, Lucy Newman’s “retro-futuristic” video projection depicts a time when the surface of our planet was formed.
In vivid, almost cartoonish color, we are reminded that our entire world is constantly in flux; and new layers are
constantly being formed by enormous pressures generated deep within the earth beneath us.