Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy: 36 Views of the Gulf South

434 Julia St

November 3, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy

36 Views of the Gulf South

Arthur Roger Gallery

Francis X. Pavy
Angels in the Maze #1, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Angels in the Maze #2, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
At the Hour, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
37 x 36 1/4 inches
 

Francis X. Pavy
Broken Sea Glass, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Crossroads of Desire Sadness and Fate, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Dancers with Thunderstorm, 2016
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Dark Moth Prayers, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Fit to be Fried, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches


Francis X. Pavy
Flower Garden Octopus, 2018
signed and dated en verso
oil and block print on canvas
48 x 60 inches
 

Francis X. Pavy
Ghost Dog, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
In the Dark, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
King Harvest, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
37 x 36 1/2 inches
 

Francis X. Pavy
Landscape with Okra and Guitar, 2016
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
On the Runaway Highway, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
49 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches

Francis X. Pavy
One of Us, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Preaching to the Fire, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
37 x 36 1/2 inches
 

Francis X. Pavy
Runaway Life with Cypress and Sax, 2016
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
School, Swarm, Ball, Flock, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
26 x 26 inches
 

Francis X. Pavy
Southern Cola Wars, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
49 1/2 x 52 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Southern Fried Hurricane, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
37 x 36 1/2 inches
 

Francis X. Pavy
Study for Bottle of Dreams Gone Dry (Revisited), 2018
oil and block print on canvas
25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches
 

Francis X. Pavy
Study for Dev Clarity #1, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Study for Last Supper with Elvis, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Study for Southern Cola Wars #1, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches

Francis X. Pavy
The Moth Where Your Heart Should Be, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
49 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches

Francis X. Pavy
The Next Day After the Last Supper with Elvis, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
20 x 24 inches

Francis X. Pavy
The Sacrifice, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Thunderhead with Fire and Telephone Pole, 2016
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
What Came Out of the Storm, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
Whispering Pines, 2018
oil and block print on paper – Unique
10 x 15 inches

Francis X. Pavy
White Right Whale, 2018
signed and dated en verso
oil and block print on canvas
50 x 80 inches
 

Francis X. Pavy
Dev Clarity, 2018
oil and block print on canvas
49 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches

Press Release

Francis X. Pavy is a visual narrator of South Louisiana’s vibrant culture. The series 36 Views of the Gulf South is inspired by Hokusai's famous woodblock series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Hokusai's series uses Mount Fuji as a vantage point, detailing different scenarios and locals with Mount Fuji as the primary image or secondarily to the scene, usually diminutive in the background. The title Thirty-six Views
of Mount Fuji is a misnomer because there is an appendix of 10 additional views. 36 Views of the Gulf South, a series of woodblock prints, borrows its name for Hokusai’s series. It will use the Gulf South as a metaphor and vantage point instead of a physic allocation like Mount Fuji in Hokusai’s work. The series will perhaps have an appendix of 10 additional images. A book will be made of all the images and narratives.

Pavy is one of Louisiana’s most recognized artists. His work pulses with color and musical rhythm, grounding abstract dimensions in Southern motifs that play on themes of mysticism, love, nature, humor, and friendship. Pavy’s work has been included in over 20 major exhibitions worldwide and his paintings are in the permanent collections at the Morris Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, as well as numerous private collections. Francis Pavy graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1976. He originally worked as a sculptor, opening his Lafayette studio in 1981 and experimenting with glass, drawing, and painting. Over time, painting became Pavy's major focus. His work stems from the southern storytelling tradition; common subjects are the folklife and folklore of local people juxtaposed with images of everyday American life. Pavy is renowned for his colorful, abstract approach to Southern iconography and storytelling.

For more information please contact the Arthur Roger Gallery at 504.522.1999 or visit our website at www.arthurrogergallery.com.

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