Good Children Gallery

4037 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117


 
 







 

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In accordance with the COVID-19 state mandate we reqire all visitors to wear masks and observe social distancing. We will limit the number of visitors at one time in our gallery per city protocol, and will continue to provide masks and hand sanitizer.


Long Way From Home: Wendo Brunoir

Opening: Saturday August 14, 6 - 9 pm
Exhibition Dates: August 14 - October 3




Good Children Gallery is pleased to present Long Way From Home, a solo exhibition by new GC member Wendo Brunoir. Utilizing aspects of color, form, along with emotion, cultural reference and social issues, Wendo presents works that engage in visual representation as well as social commentary. Themes such as racial division, equality, gun control, social distancing and commerce are topics that Wendo examines within this exhibition. These works serve as a double entendre which provides symbolic reference while alluding to a deeper significance. While some topics embodied in this show denote personal subject matter and others political, nevertheless, they are current topics that we all have dealt with over this past year.

Wendo Brunoir was born in 1982 into the rich cultural mash-up of New Orleans. The art of his formative years was significantly influenced by the sociological aspects of contemporary music, art, and politics within the diverse cultures of his environment. He received his MFA degree from the University of New Orleans in 2014, having focused on the disciplines of printmaking, digital media, and large-scale studio painting. Upon completion of his MFA, Wendo was selected to participate in the University of New Orleans/Universitate Oestriecher Artist Exchange in Innsbruck, Austria.

In and around New Orleans, his participation in the art scene has included one-person and group gallery exhibitions and the design and execution of large-scale murals. In 2015, Wendo and two other artists formed the consortium "Time Is Money". The group's commissions include murals completed in New Orleans,Texas, Mississippi and Georgia.

As a solo artist, Wendo has continued to participate in both gallery and juried exhibitions in and around New Orleans. In 2017 he mounted his first solo show VVAVES at Boyd Satellite Gallery. In 2018, Wendo travelled to the Philippines to create for the city of Labo its first ever large-scale mural. He is the recipient of the William Helis Foundation Art Prize for Best in Show in the 2020 Louisiana Contemporary exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for the unprecedented selection of both works presented in the exhibition. Wendo currently lives and works in New Orleans.



Thank you to Eskew Dumez Ripple+ Architecture and Design and Antenna for the gracious support of our sponsored membership program.