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The Blackett-Peck Gallery Event in New Orleans on July 23rd

July 18, 2010

The Blackett-Peck Gallery
509 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

You are cordially invited to our opening at Blackett-Peck Gallery.  Beat the crowds for Dirty Linen Night and come spend the evening with us on Friday July 23rd. For once we will have all our artists in one room! This is an excellent opportunity to see new work and personally meet the artists of the pieces you’ve purchased. We are also welcoming two new fierce female artists to the family, Christine Bagneris & Artfully AWARE’s Executive Director Hilary Wallis. Come check them out. We will be serving refreshments and ” The Loose Marbles” will be providing live music.

Who: Cetin Ates, Christine Domingue-Bagneris, Aaron Kellner, Matthew Peck, Claudio Souza Pinto, Hilary Wallis, and Joshua Walsh

What: Art Exhibition

When: Opening reception: Friday, July 23, 2010 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Where:  The Blackett-Peck Gallery at 509 Royal St.

The Blackett-Peck Gallery is proud to present a group exhibition featuring seven contemporary artists who se work  explore s the personal, the political, and the geographical narrative of today.

The expressive steel sculptures by Turkish-born artist Cetin Ates dispute the notion that iron is cold and heavy. Using stick-welding techniques, Ates mixes iron and wood into lively figurative pieces. Ates’s ability to articulate movement, levity, and buoyancy is particularly unusual and impressive in this media.

New Orleans native Christine Domingue Bagneris challenges the shaping of our idealized selves; how what we see mirrored in others, changes our perceptions of ourselves as she analyzes the role that communication play in our society. The artist composes colorful and abstract mixed media with black and white photographic transfer techniques to build dynamic ground/ figure relationships.

Geometric Sculptor Aaron Kellner fashions visually arresting pieces out of brass, aluminum, and exotic hardwoods. Using complex mathematical systems and patterns, Kellner’s sculptures utilize balance, proportion, symmetry, and scale to create a language of their own, expressing the connections between space and form.

Matthew Peck experiments with different media, techniques, and color theories .  Peck work s to  sync his oil painting techniques, his graphic design know-how, and his expertise in photography. What emerge s   is  a  digital impressionist, whose phenomenal use of light and ability to capture his beloved New Orleans at its most genuine and beautiful moments remains unrivaled.

Brazilian born and internationally recognized artist Claudio Souza Pinto fashions deliriously colorful works of characters from theater and literature. Dancing between the figurative and the fantastic, the surreal paintings are marked by vibrant color schemes and the use of theatrical elements including masked characters, elaborate costumes, and “stage-lit” backgrounds.

Having traveled to over 70 different countries, artist, activist, journalist, and educator Hilary Wallis paints vivid scenes from her world travels. Painting exclusively in oils, Wallis’s paintings inspire inward reflection and radiate hope.

Portrait artist Joshua Walsh creates larger than life oil portraits of local characters in a style reminiscent of the Dutch masters of the 17th century, capturing lines and light in the human face in a way that few artists can.

Join us at the gallery for what’s sure to be an exciting night with refreshments, live music, and a rare opportunity to meet all of our artists! For more information visit or contact us at (504) 304-6493 or

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