"Ain't I America" | Epaul Julien and Matthew Rosenbeck

Stella Jones Gallery

201 St. Charles Ave.

August 3, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Epaul Julien


Matthew Rosenbeck

Press Release

Stella Jones Gallery is pleased to present two New Orleans artists in an exhibition focusing on the various achievements of people of color from slavery to contemporary times.

Epaul JULIEN is a self-taught photographer and painter who incorporates salvaged materials, ephemera and photographs into his mixed media works. JULIEN’s work can be found in many private collections and has been exhibited around the world. He is featured in Before During After: Louisiana Photographers Visual Reactions to Hurricane Katrina and Inventing Reality: New Orleans Visionary Photography.

Matthew ROSENBECK is a multimedia artist who recently completed a six month visual arts residency at the Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans. This body of work is an exploration into popular culture utilizing stenciled images, printed materials as well as repurposed wood. Matthews’ work has been featured in Prospect 2 Invisible Man , Ashe Cultural Arts Center and New Orleans Black Futurist events.

Contemporary “Heroines” at various stages of their careers are on exhibition in Gallery II

Synthia Saint James, painter
Janet Pickett, collagist
Lavett Ballard, mixed media
Ana Hernandez, mixed media


Stella Jones Gallery is proud to be counted as one of the most respected African American fine art galleries in the country and is listed as a Cultural Landmark by “The Drum,” newspaper. For 21 years the gallery has played a pivotal role in highlighting the historical relevance of Black Art. The owner, Dr. Stella Jones, is committed to educating collectors, museums and the community on the political, social and economic impact that African American Artists and their work have had.

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