For this exhibition of paintings and objects from the collection of The New Orleans Museum of Art, we drew on the French design history closely associated with New Orleans. The title wall was stencil painted to resemble blue damask silk, and the cases included pattern-routed bases modeled on an 18 c. French console, which NOMA has now permanently installed in their nineteenth century galleries. The show was produced in conjunction with a successful benefit to help fund re-opening the museum after Hurricane Katrina. Darling Green supplied the lighting design and some staging for the event.
The Big Easy in The Big Apple: Two Centuries of Art in Louisiana from The Battle of New Orleans to Katrina, AXA Gallery, March 10, 2006 – May 20, 2006