The St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, is showing its sixth annual exhibit in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art, “Architecture as Art: Selections from the New Orleans Museum of Art,” through Oct. 31.
The show offers works by well-known regional and national artists from the museum’s permanent collection and will be the association’s featured exhibit during Fall for Art on Saturday, Oct. 10.
The works are by 11 artists, including George Dunbar, Ida Kohlmeyer, Clarence John Laughlin, Shirley Masinter and Noel Rockmore.
Architecture in its modern conception could not exist in the absence of the human hand. Architecture and human beings serve one another — buildings are conceived, designed, and built to protect us, and we have the ability to manipulate, renovate, and repurpose them. The human eye finds beauty and complexity in the contours of structure — from realism to abstraction — through line, volume, space and dimension.
However, the exploration of three-dimensional space transcends art and architecture. Architecture in this exhibition represents the fallen ideals of culture, suggestions of socio-economic strife, nostalgia, and the tragedies that befall manmade landscapes due to neglect and natural disaster. Here, artists have represented cityscapes in a range of styles: recognizably, abstractly, fantastically, and as preservationists.
A gallery talk with the exhibition curator and the museum’s Senior Curator of Collections Research Alice Yelen Gitter is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.
For more information, call (985) 892-8650 or visit sttammanyartassociation.org.