“Mythologies Louisianaises” Opening Reception
The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present “Mythologies Louisianaises”, a group show featuring Louisiana artists connected to Franco- and Créolophone cultures in Louisiana curated by Baton Rouge-based artist Jonathan “feral opossum” Mayers. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur [email protected], located at 434 Julia Street, from August 4–September 22, 2018. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artists in attendance, Saturday, August 4 from 6 to 9 pm in conjunction with the Hancock Whitney White Linen Night.
For more information visit: http://arthurrogergallery.com/event/mythologies-louisianaises/
About Jonathan “feral opossum” Mayers
Jonathan “feral opossum” Mayers’ vibrant paintings depict metaphorical beasts amid meticulously rendered Louisiana landscapes. The mysterious creatures – somewhat wicked, somewhat charming – were born of the artist’s familiarity with Louisiana folklore, and serve to illustrate his opinion pertaining to the reality we live in. The haunting, curious images also address the current fragility of our ecosystem, most specifically the southern region of Louisiana. Mayers’ work connects with experiences redolent of adventure through visual, textual, and sometimes tactile means. He collects material – such as Jean Lafitte sediment – from each physical place he visits and considers the thoughtful implementation of these materials into his work essential. This is most evident in his colorful, embellished frames, which work to both corral and embrace his visual narratives.