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Prospect 3: Notes for Now

Photos by Brenda Hanegan. Delgado art students work on a sculpture of George Washington's nose as part of Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery's participation in Prospect 3.

Photos by Brenda Hanegan.
Delgado art students work on a sculpture of George Washington’s nose as part of Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery’s participation in Prospect 3.

Written by: Meghan Henoumont

When visiting Mount Rushmore, there’s one aspect of the gargantuan monument in perfect view from nearly every angle: George Washington’s nose. Utilizing this concept, Italian artist Piero Golia worked with Delgado student-volunteers to cast a massive sculpture of the iconic presidential facial feature.

The sculpture will be shown at the Isaac Delgado Art Gallery right here on campus as part of Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3) the International

Photos by Brenda Hanegan. Delgado art students work on a sculpture of George Washington's nose as part of Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery's participation in Prospect 3.

Photos by Brenda Hanegan.
Delgado art students work on a sculpture of George Washington’s nose as part of Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery’s participation in Prospect 3.

art biennial that began on Oct. 25 and will run through Jan. 25 2015.

The three month city-wide art exhibition has submerged the crescent city in startlingly beautiful works from 58 local and international artists at participating venues and public spaces across the city. The incredible variety of art seeks to inject wonder into everyday life for New Orleans residents and visitors alike.

Delgado Isaac Art Gallery director, Brenda Hanegan, sat down with Dolphin reporter, Meghan Henoumont, to share the experience of students working with artist Piero Golia and the P.3 exhibition at Delgado.

Meghan Henoumont (MH): How did the partnership between P.3 and Delgado form?

Brenda Hanegan (BH): “It actually began with Prospect 1.5 ‘Every day Hybrid’ when then curator Dan Cameron approached Delgado about the possibility of using the gallery as a venue. We were very excited and wanted to get involved. We saw the opportunity to enhance student’s education through direct experience with an emphasis on broader ideas of what art can be. Cameron shared our vision of exposing the nation to the vibrate art scene here in New Orleans.”

MH:  How did artist Piero Golia work with students on the sculpture?

BH: “Golia began by forming the mold with student volunteers. Together they went through the tedious process of mold, pour and set, before taking apart the sculpture to ship it so it could then be cast in bronze. When Golia was not available a local sculptor would come in to take his place. The process was an excellent experience for students on not only the creative process involved, but also the gallery part most students don’t get to see such as the shipping process required in a non-traditional exhibition space.”

MH:  What can we expect from the collaboration?

BH: “To see George Washington’s nose in a whole new way, as iconic and prominent, a key part of the Rushmore monument. This is a glimpse into how artists push boundaries to achieve an open dialogue on a seemingly mundane subject. Expect to be surprised.”

The Isaac Delgado art Gallery will be open for P.3 exhibit viewings on: October 25 2014 to January 25, 2014, Wednesdays thru Sundays, 11a.m. -4p.m. The exhibition will be closed for the following holidays: November 26-30 (Thanksgiving) December 20 2014-January 4, 2015 (Winter Break).For additional information on P.3 exhibitions around the city visit: www.prospectneworleans.org

 

 

 

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