August 2, 2020
The Forsaken, places and belongings that once mattered, that have been left behind. Things once being of importance to humans …personal items, homes, special places, letters, etc. Anything that has been left behind or replaced. Any place or property that once had the importance to another. Another approach will be to examine work that pushes the boundaries of the concept, examining things like ownership and subsequent abandonment, rejection of ideas, or ideologies.
Our juror for Forsaken is Leslie-Claire Spillman. A graduate in art from Xavier University with a focus in painting and photography, Leslie-Claire Spillman has worked as a gallerist and professional photographer in New Orleans for over 16 years. The longtime Director of Soren Christensen Gallery, Spillman has curated hundreds of show for the space, including 10 years of exhibition offerings in participation with the annual PhotoNOLA festival, for which she has also worked as a portfolio reviewer.
35-40 selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month.