4037 St. Claude Ave.,
New Orleans, LA 70117
The Good Children Gallery is pleased to announce its schedule for Prospect 1.5
. A locally-focused version of the Prospect Biennial series, Prospect 1.5 is a series of exhibitions that will
take place throughout New Orleans from
November 2010 - January 2011. Good Children is one of thirteen official Prospect 1.5 venues curated by Dan Cameron.
Numerous satellite spaces will participate in Prospect 1.5 as well.
Good Children's exhibitions will feature a combination of gallery artists and artists who once lived in New Orleans (or the region) and have a desire to renew their connection to the city. Please see the information below to learn more about our current Prospect exhibition, the first of three shows.
November 13, 2010 - December 5, 2010
Opening: Saturday November 13, 6 - 9 pm
Keith Boadwee/Erin Allen/Isaac Gray
About the artists:
KEITH BOADWEE/ ISAAC GREY/ ERIN ALLEN
Keith Boadwee was born in Meridian Mississippi in 1961. He currently lives and works in Emeryville, California. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989 and a M.F.A. from University of California, Berkeley in 2000. He is currently collaborating with artists Isaac Grey and Erin Allen, both of whom he met while teaching at the California College of Art.
“I was born in Meridian, Mississippi. My family moved to Ponchatoula when I was 5 years old. When I was 13 (1974) I started ditching school to hang out in the French Quarter and Fat City (that's the part of Metairie where the punk
scene was in New Orleans). By 17, I was intimately familiar with the city and would spend as much time as I could there. I was fortunate to have a friend whose parents were divorced with the father living in New Orleans (divorce wasn't very common in Louisiana at that time), so I had a base of operations. I spent a year at Southeastern in Hammond (1979/80) but was constantly beating a hot path to New Orleans so in the summer of 80 I moved to New Orleans full time and enrolled at UNO. I was a fixture at the French Quarter gay bars (especially a few that are now defunct including Jewels, Lucille's and Travis's). I was only at UNO for a year and then I was in a pretty bad motorcycle accident which essentially kept me out of school the next year.After 4 years in New Orleans I moved to New York for a while but eventually made it out to Los Angeles where I entered UCLA as an undergrad (86-89) and had the good luck to encounter Chris Burden and Paul McCarthy. After 15 years in L.A., I moved to Northern California to get an MFA at Berkeley where I have remained for the last decade, teaching at San Francisco Art Instituteand California College of the Arts. It was at CCA where I first met both Erin Allen and Isaac Gray when they were students there. The 3 of us have been working together collaboratively for 14 months now. While I initiated the project and approached the two of them about working together, it is a completely democratic project with equal labor, curatorial and intellectual input from each of us.”-Keith Boadwee
Rashaad Newsome was born in New Orleans, Louisiana where he received a B.A. in Art History at Tulane University before studying Film at Film Video Arts in New York City.Newsome has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including; the 2010 Whitney Biennial, NY; Ramis Barquet Gallery, NY; The Kitchen, NY; The Project Gallery, NY; The Veletrzni Palace, Prague; and K.U.E.L.,Berlin.
Recent Commissions, awards and lectures include: Status Symbols #22, Atlantic Records, NY; 2010 The Urban Artist Initiative individual Artist Grant, NY; 2009 Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Visual Arts Grant, NY; 2009 Summer/Fall Artist in Residence Program, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, NY; “Shade Compositions 2009” (LMCC Downtown Dinner), 7 World Trade Center, NY; 2009 BAC Community Arts Regrant; 2009 Harvestworks Van Lier Grant technology fellowship; 2009 Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, Brooklyn; 2008/2009 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Workspace Artist Residency Program, NY; New Music Greats, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY and School of Visual Arts, NY.
“My works dismantle power structures one shiny block at a time. Using the equalizing force of sampling, I craft compositions that frequently surprise in their associative potential and walk the tightrope between identity politics
and abstraction. I draw heavily from Hip-Hop and Pop culture in general as the base units for these amalgams, referencing music videos and such cultural icons as “Bling” jewelry, Vogueing and “Ghetto” expressions. All of the
touchpoints of my work exist in a relative system that depends on recognition and context to establish power - the language of hip hop culture is often very self-referential. In all of the work cross-cultural parallels abound. Using
various media I pick apart power structures and recombine them, eliciting emotional and visceral responses that can be universally recognized and felt.”