Brand New Orleans Art Gallery


646 Tchoupitoulas Street

May 5, 2018 - May 30, 2018

Press Release

Brand New Orleans Art Gallery proudly presents a solo exhibition of paintings by Ida Floreak. Ascent ties the scientific with the religious and the analytical with the mystical. This stunning still life collection brings forth the artists' contemporary perspective on the spiritualism of New Orleans.

Raised outside of organized religion, Ida turned to science and the natural world to answer questions about our origins and purpose, finding meaning and beauty in the mathematical structure and symmetry of natural objects. Her work explores the tension between scientific study and religiosity and attempts to find a balance between the spirit of inquiry and a sense of awe inspired by the natural world. Ida’s paintings emphasize ritual and our search for answers to the unanswerable questions. Her work aims to bring these disparate elements together with a spirituality that is informed by science, science that is informed by awe, and art that is informed by inquiry.

Ascent opens May 5th and will be on view through May 30th, 2018. The opening reception is Saturday May 5th, 6-9PM at 646 Tchoupitoulas St in conjunction with Arts District New Orleans First Saturdays and Jammin' on Julia. Brand Gallery will host live painting by Monica Kelly, public sculpture by Arlyn Sanchez, and live music by Taylor Ott.

Contact: Regina Parkinson Gallery Director (504) 509-659

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