Often, at archeological sites, objects are found whose use and purpose are unknown to us. Clues may be found in what lies in situ around the object. My work incorporates a found or made object as a source/starting point, surrounded by glass and steel as additional narrative elements to redefine, or embellish the object as a quasi-historical object. Most work is also displayed on funky museum style armatures and or under glass. -Mitchell Gaudet
Gaudet received his MFA from Tulane University and his BFA from the Louisiana State University. He has had solo exhibitions at the George Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, MS; Palos Verde Arts Center, CA; Gallery Inferno, LA; Longue Vue Gardens, LA, among others. He has received awards from The Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Orleans Museum of Art, Arts Council of New Orleans, and grants from Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Louisiana Division of the Arts. His works are included in collections including the BioInnovation Center, LA; Joan Mitchell Center, LA; Toyama Institute of Glass, Japan; U.S Consulate, Turkey, among others.