FROM KOLAJ #24
David Knox Took Best in Show
In 2012, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans established a juried exhibition to promote the work of contemporary artists of Louisiana. The exhibition, “Louisiana Contemporary”, presented by the Helis Foundation, has become testament to the vibrancy of the state’s visual art and something of a debutante ball for artists that declares their firm establishment in the scene. At the 2018 edition, photomontage artist David Knox took Best in Show for a pigment print on aluminum work, The Fall of Leviticus. Knox wanders “from the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains down to the fertile flatlands of the Coast” to photograph people and the landscape which he makes into montages “that explore the Southern experience.” The exhibition is on view through 4 November 2018. Visit www.ogdenmuseum.org for more information.
The Fall of Leviticus by David Knox
(30″x40″; archival pigment print/aluminum; 2018)
Courtesy of Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans