Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Robert Tannen

Electric Typewriter, 2020

Electric typewriter with red spray paint

6 1/4 x 17 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

James Henderson

The Ball and All #1, 2020

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 24 inches

Regina Scully

Battles of Love, 2020

Acrylic, piano parts, transparencies, mangrove pods, acrylic paint, square nails and barge board on wood panel

48 x 60 inches

Scott Andresen

Black Star, 2020

Sandpaper, copper leaf, resin and adhesive on panel

60 x 48 inches

Robert Tannen

Ink Paintings, 2020

Ink on canvas on wire hangers

13 x 12 inches each

Scott Andresen

Dusk, 2020

Sandpaper, copper leaf, paint, resin and adhesive on panel

24 x 21 inches

Scott Andresen

Moonrise, 2020

Sandpaper, copper leaf, paint, resin and adhesive on panel

24 x 21 inches

Robert Tannen

Laptop Computer, 2020

Laptop computer with red spray paint

9 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

Scott Andresen

White Lines, 2020

Sandpaper, copper leaf, resin and adhesive on panel

29 1/2 x 24 inches

James Henderson

Boys Club, 2020

Photo transfer, plaster, tar and charcoal on paper

25 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches

Scott Andresen

Witching Hour, 2020

Sandpaper, copper leaf, paint, resin and adhesive on panel

24 x 21 inches

Robert Tannen

Wood Burning Furnace with Logs, 2020

Furnace with ceramic logs and red spray paint

33 x 11 x 21 inches

Robert Tannen

Releif Wall Hangers, 1990-2020

Wire, wood and paper

24 x 24 inches each

Scott Andresen

Witching Hour, 2020

Sandpaper, silver leaf, paint, resin and adhesive on panel

21 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches

James Henderson

The Ball and All #3, 2020

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 24 inches

Regina Scully

Meditation 2, 2020

Acrylic, mangrove pods, polymer clay sculptures, shells, and dried seaweed on canvas on panel

21 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches

Scott Andresen

Stardust, 2020

Sandpaper, copper leaf, resin and adhesive on panel

72 x 48 inches

James Henderson

Ethreal Lake, 2020

Photo transfer, plaster, tar and charcoal on paper

25 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches

Robert Tannen

Re-Fuse Box, 2020

Fuse box with fuses and red spray paint

15 x 7 x 13 1/2 inches

Scott Andresen

Cross Roads, 2020

Sandpaper, silver leaf, paint, resin and adhesive on panel

24 x 24 inches

James Henderson

All on a Mardi Gras Day, 2020

Photo transfer, plaster, tar and charcoal on paper

25 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches

Robert Tannen

Ink Drawings, 1995-1996

Ink on canvas on wire hangers

12 x 11 inches each

Scott Andresen

Quarry, 2020

Sandpaper, copper leaf, resin and adhesive on panel

48 x 48 inches

Regina Scully

Meditation 1, 2020

Acrylic, transparencies and mangrove pods on canvas

14 x 14 inches

Robert Tannen

Microwave, 2020

Microwave with red spray paint

10 x 10 1/4 x 17 inches

James Henderson

The Ball and All #2, 2020

Mixed media on canvas

48 x 24 inches

Robert Tannen

Toaster, 2020

Toaster with red spray paint

7 1/4 x 6 x 11 1/4 inches

Regina Scully

The Three Fates, 2020

Shellac, acrylic, air dry clay and polymer paint on board

9 x 12 x 16 inches

Scott Andresen

Big Star, 2020

Sandpaper, copper leaf, resin and adhesive on panel

60 x 48 inches

Conceptual Creations: Collage and Assemblage

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

July 3 – 25, 2020

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Conceptual Creations: Collage and Assemblage, a group exhibition featuring New Orleans based artists who create work through transformative materiality. Collage has continued to be an important means of expression throughout art history and is particularly relevant during times of social unrest. The artists included in this exhibition experiment by embracing chance, accident, and improvisation to create works that are surprising and unanticipated. Drawing on such methods, each artist makes unique contributions to the show, which includes works by Scott Andresen, James Henderson, Regina Scully and Robert Tannen.
 

Scott Andresen’s mixed media works explore themes of repair. He collects swatches of spent sandpaper with their marks, tears and sanded off paint pigment. He then repairs each piece by mounting and patching torn areas with gold or silver leaf, much like that of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing ceramics with gold. Andresen has exhibited in over 50 group and solo exhibitions at the Jack Tilton Gallery, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Exit Art, Naples Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum, among others. He has attended residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center, Socrates Sculpture Park and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, while also receiving grants from New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, and the Jacob Javits Fellowship. He has works in the collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design, NY.
 

James Henderson’s work explores the concept of memory and nostalgia. Utilizing found imagery as a starting point, he collages and layers his mixed media paintings. The inclusion of imagery from vintage photographs becomes Henderson’s visual language through which to depict the notion of how one’s past experiences, emotions and personal archeology greatly shape one’s identity. Henderson’s new works on paper use plaster and roofing tar to secure the fading images printed on vellum. Henderson has exhibited at the Ogden Museum, LA and Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA, and his works have been included in film and television programs such as Bad Girls Club, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I, and The First.
 

Regina Scully has worked in a variety of sculptural media prior to devoting her pursuits primarily to painting. She often thinks of her painting as a 3-dimensional field she is going into with pieces of wire, cloth, objects, wood, and little parts that she has made. In this new body of work, the artist continues to push the conversation between representation and abstraction by incorporating pieces and parts of real objects in exploratory ways. Piano beams, metal cords, cloth, paper and screen among other objects are included in these paintings. Her sculptural elements and objects begin to represent 3-dimensional strokes of paint and 3-dimensional figures that feel painterly. Scully is a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Award in 2017. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and had a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2017. Scully’s paintings are in private and public collections including 7 World Trade Center, the Microsoft Art Collection, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. 
 

Robert Tannen is an artist, community activist, industrial designer, and economic and urban development design specialist and planner. His artworks throughout the decades have reflected civic, urban and environmental concerns. His innovative works encompass a variety of materials such as beach debris, animals suspended in plastic bags of formaldehyde, furniture covered in rags dipped in resin, tractor tires, concrete blocks, and sheet metal “archisculptures.” Tannen has exhibited extensively throughout the nation in both galleries and museums including the Institute of Contemporary Art, MA; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, LA; Mississippi Museum of Fine Arts, MS, Contemporary Arts Center, LA and the Santa Monica Museum of Contemporary Art, CA. His four museum retrospectives emphasized environmental, urban planning, and architectural elements, including the current interactive "BOX-CITY" exhibition at the Hilliard Art Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana.