Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Mia Kaplan

Seaside, 2017

Mixed media

25 x 25 x 6 inches

Erica Larkin Gaudet
Implied Lines, 2021
Sculpted and forged steel, 23K red gold leaf aged patina
36 x 10 1/2 inches

Ann Marie Auricchio

Twilight Swim, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 inches 

Ann Marie Auricchio
Flirting with Illumination (Diptych), 2021
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 120 inches

Erica Larkin Gaudet
Balanced Lines, 2021
Sculpted and forged steel, burnished steel finish
36 x 11 x 18 inches

Mia Kaplan

Garden, 2018

Oil on canvas

42 x 54 inches

Ann Marie Auricchio
Sun Kissed, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 60 inches

Erica Larkin Gaudet

Vertical Lines & Visable Edges, 2021

Sculpted and forged steel, aged brass patina

94 x 19 x 17 inches, steel box 17 x 17 x 10 inches

Mia Kaplan
Cannas, 2017 - 2020
Mixed media
28 x 28 x 6 inches

Ann Marie Auricchio

Float, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

24 x 30 inches 

 

Erica Larkin Gaudet
Contour Lines, 2021
Sculpted and forged steel, aged bronze patina
23 x 10 x 17 inches

Mia Kaplan

Sunset on the Shore, 2017

Mixed media

24 x 28 x 5 inches

Ann Marie Auricchio

Half Past Midnight, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 inches 

Mia Kaplan
Emerald Coast, 2017 - 2020
Mixed media
20 x 24 x 5 inches

Erica Larkin Gaudet
Continuous Lines, 2021
Sculpted and forged steel, aged copper plated patina
38 x 14 inches

Ann Marie Auricchio
Dream Sweets, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches

Mia Kaplan

Prisms on Leaves, 2013

Mixed media

46 x 33 x 10 inches

 

Erica Larkin Gaudet
Phantom Lines, 2021
Sculpted and forged steel, gold leaf aged patina
30 x 19 x 9 inches

Ann Marie Auricchio
Untitled #6, 2020
Ink on paper
10 x 15 inches

Ann Marie Auricchio
Untitled #8, 2020
Ink on paper
10 x 15 inches

Erica Larkin Gaudet
Diagonal Lines, 2021
Sculpted and forged steel, burnished steel finish
37 x 11 inches

Mia Kaplan

Lady Bird, 2017

Mixed Media

23 x 26 x 5 inches

Erica Larkin Gaudet

Raw Lines, 2021

Sculpted and forged natural steel with clear coat

26 x 84 x 22 inches

Mia Kaplan

Synthesis, 2018

Oil on canvas

42 x 54 inches

Mia Kaplan

Mountain Time, 2015

Steel

14 x 10 x 12 inches

Edition of 10

Erica Larkin Gaudet
Maternal Lines, 2021
Sculpted and forged steel, aged brass patina
18 x 17 x 18 inches

Ann Marie Auricchio
Untitled, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches

Mia Kaplan

Gulf Winds, 2017

Mixed media

30 x 22 x 6 inches

Erica Larkin Gaudet
Horizontal Lines, 2021
Sculpted and forged steel and brass
11 x 5 x 6 inches

Ann Marie Auricchio, Mia Kaplan, & Erica Larkin Gaudet

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

February 6 – 27, 2021

Opening reception: Saturday, February 6, 10 am – 6 pm

 

In keeping with our commitment to exclusively showcasing the work of female artists for 2021, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a three-person exhibition featuring the works of Ann Marie Auricchio, Mia Kaplan, and Erica Larkin Gaudet. Employing the use of line as expression, these three New Orleans based artists convey stories of the energy existing in our everyday world, abstract representations of nature, and movement of female figures.

 

Ann Marie Auricchio uses the language of painting to explore a deeper perception of time, place and the complexities of emotional and cognitive associations we make with our world.

Auricchio’s paintings materialize from the convergence of frenetic energy, environment, light/shadow, obsession, anxiety, meditation, history, memory, and a pure visceral response to both physical and psychological places. The creation of Auricchio’s work relies on a balance of experiences and observations from both inside and outside of the studio.

 

Ann Marie Auricchio earned her BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1994. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Maryland, Colorado, and Louisiana. Auricchio has also worked extensively as a scenic artist nationally on film, television, and theatrical productions and is the owner of AM Creative Finishes LLC.

 

Mia Kaplan is a painter and sculptor. Her work is driven by an interest in transformational qualities and patterns found in nature as told through her personal process of documenting life in the marshes and swamps of her hometown, and through sculptural abstraction of natural borders, landscapes, wildflowers, and refuges.

 

Kaplan earned a degree in Drawing and Printmaking from the Memphis College of Art and is currently pursuing a dual Masters degree in Architecture and Preservation Studies from Tulane University. She exhibits nationally in galleries, museums, and public places. Her work has been included in many publications including Artforum, Food & Wine, Fitness Magazine, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, Country Roads Magazine, Modern Farmer, The Louisiana Review, and more. 

 

Erica Larkin Gaudet is a sculptor who primarily creates abstract figurative forms in metal. She forges and transforms the rigid material until she achieves the appearance of fluid lines, soft curves and subtle gestural movements. She strives to portray expression, energy, movement, womanhood, motherhood, and fertility through her work.

 

Larkin Gaudet received her BA in Sculpture from Loyola University in 1991. Her works have been included in public exhibitions such as The Sculpture for New Orleans Poydras Corridor Public Art, LA; The Joan Mitchell Foundation Public Art, LA; Louisiana Presbytere Museum, LA; Downtown St. Joseph SculptureWalk, MO; Scope Basel, Switzerland; Hibernian Sculpture Park, LA; and the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, MS. Larkin Gaudet is the founder of the Erica Larkin Studio, Larkin Gaudet Furniture LLC, and Studio Waveland Gallery.