July 11- August 1, 2009 Opening Reception: July 11, 6-10 pm The Front   Americana    Featuring the work of American artists, this group exhibition at The Front responds to issues concerning the influences of the United States of America.    Typically referring to cultural artifacts or the westward expansion of the pioneers,  Americana  seeks to extend the horizon of American popular culture through an exploration of side-show and backwoods phenomena, altered landscapes, and arcane celebration.    New Orleans is of particular interest in lieu of these objectives as the Crescent City, both historically and currently, has been an incubator for a diverse population that challenges much of the racial, economic, and religious status quo.     Matt Barton Mark Bradley-Shoup Corey Drieth Nicole Jean Hill Arthur Brett Reif Lydia Moyer Brad Benischek Doug Dertinger Greg Murr Cristin Millet    Colin Frazer
       
     
 Corey Drieth  Big Fat  Spandex
       
     
 Greg Murr  Ten Dogs [Good Appetite] ,  2008 Watercolor and pastel on paper
       
     
 Mark Bradley-Shoup Vacant Carwash Oil on paper  Doug Dertinger #32, #52, #38, #54 from  The Purgatories  Archival Inkjet Print
       
     
 Brad Benischek  American Meat Chores II  Acrylic on Canvas
       
     
 Mark Bradley-Shoup  Portable Toilet in La Fonda Jalepeno  Oil on paper
       
     
 Arthur Brett Reif  Mass Creep  Mixed media with flock
       
     
Brett- clean.jpg
       
     
 Nicole Jean Hill   Burn Pile  Archival pigment print   Shearing Day  Archival pigment print   Makeshift Range  Archival pigment print
       
     
 Nicole Jean Hill  Makeshift Range  Archival pigment print
       
     
 Cristin Millett  Obstetrical Phantom: Suffragist  Florida voting booth, human pelvis, anatomical models, electronic counters, aluminum, cotton
       
     
FrontJuly09.Rm3-08.jpg
       
     
 Lydia Moyer  Reverse Cimarron  Dual channel video projection
       
     
 Matt Barton  Untitled  Mixed Media
       
     
 July 11- August 1, 2009 Opening Reception: July 11, 6-10 pm The Front   Americana    Featuring the work of American artists, this group exhibition at The Front responds to issues concerning the influences of the United States of America.    Typically referring to cultural artifacts or the westward expansion of the pioneers,  Americana  seeks to extend the horizon of American popular culture through an exploration of side-show and backwoods phenomena, altered landscapes, and arcane celebration.    New Orleans is of particular interest in lieu of these objectives as the Crescent City, both historically and currently, has been an incubator for a diverse population that challenges much of the racial, economic, and religious status quo.     Matt Barton Mark Bradley-Shoup Corey Drieth Nicole Jean Hill Arthur Brett Reif Lydia Moyer Brad Benischek Doug Dertinger Greg Murr Cristin Millet    Colin Frazer
       
     

July 11- August 1, 2009
Opening Reception: July 11, 6-10 pm
The Front
Americana

Featuring the work of American artists, this group exhibition at The Front responds to issues concerning the influences of the United States of America.  Typically referring to cultural artifacts or the westward expansion of the pioneers, Americana seeks to extend the horizon of American popular culture through an exploration of side-show and backwoods phenomena, altered landscapes, and arcane celebration.  New Orleans is of particular interest in lieu of these objectives as the Crescent City, both historically and currently, has been an incubator for a diverse population that challenges much of the racial, economic, and religious status quo.

Matt Barton
Mark Bradley-Shoup
Corey Drieth
Nicole Jean Hill
Arthur Brett Reif
Lydia Moyer
Brad Benischek
Doug Dertinger
Greg Murr
Cristin Millet
Colin Frazer

 Corey Drieth  Big Fat  Spandex
       
     

Corey Drieth
Big Fat
Spandex

 Greg Murr  Ten Dogs [Good Appetite] ,  2008 Watercolor and pastel on paper
       
     

Greg Murr
Ten Dogs [Good Appetite],  2008
Watercolor and pastel on paper

 Mark Bradley-Shoup Vacant Carwash Oil on paper  Doug Dertinger #32, #52, #38, #54 from  The Purgatories  Archival Inkjet Print
       
     

Mark Bradley-Shoup
Vacant Carwash
Oil on paper

Doug Dertinger
#32, #52, #38, #54 from The Purgatories
Archival Inkjet Print

 Brad Benischek  American Meat Chores II  Acrylic on Canvas
       
     

Brad Benischek
American Meat Chores II
Acrylic on Canvas

 Mark Bradley-Shoup  Portable Toilet in La Fonda Jalepeno  Oil on paper
       
     

Mark Bradley-Shoup
Portable Toilet in La Fonda Jalepeno
Oil on paper

 Arthur Brett Reif  Mass Creep  Mixed media with flock
       
     

Arthur Brett Reif
Mass Creep
Mixed media with flock

Brett- clean.jpg
       
     
 Nicole Jean Hill   Burn Pile  Archival pigment print   Shearing Day  Archival pigment print   Makeshift Range  Archival pigment print
       
     

Nicole Jean Hill

Burn Pile
Archival pigment print

Shearing Day
Archival pigment print

Makeshift Range
Archival pigment print

 Nicole Jean Hill  Makeshift Range  Archival pigment print
       
     

Nicole Jean Hill
Makeshift Range
Archival pigment print

 Cristin Millett  Obstetrical Phantom: Suffragist  Florida voting booth, human pelvis, anatomical models, electronic counters, aluminum, cotton
       
     

Cristin Millett
Obstetrical Phantom: Suffragist
Florida voting booth, human pelvis, anatomical models, electronic counters, aluminum, cotton

FrontJuly09.Rm3-08.jpg
       
     
 Lydia Moyer  Reverse Cimarron  Dual channel video projection
       
     

Lydia Moyer
Reverse Cimarron
Dual channel video projection

 Matt Barton  Untitled  Mixed Media
       
     

Matt Barton
Untitled
Mixed Media