Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Order/Chaos, an exhibit of new works by New Orleans artist Jeffrey Pitt. Jeffrey Pitt is an accomplished and widely collected artist whose work is culturally and anthropologically symbolic, demonstrated through an effective use of a lexicon of his own symbols. These symbols can be applied to current situations and arranged in paintings such that the viewer can find symbols and icons buried on top of and over images. In many pieces of Pitt's work, a single line threads its way through the image creating a context or world layered with symbols, people, animals, or ideas.
In Order/Chaos, Pitt intends to challenge the viewer by visually asking questions regarding the direction of the universe. As technology rapidly spreads and takes hold of every aspect of life, and information is cataloged and dispersed instantly and constantly, are we more in control or is chaos spreading and inevitable? Pitt’s work explores this relationship between order and chaos by juxtaposing the orderliness of a single line that holds his works together against random sequences of shape and color.
Jeffrey Pitt's work can be found in the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Wichita Center for the Arts, and in many notable private collections in New Orleans and the United States.