Life, Growth, & Wisdom
Opening reception, Friday, April 21st from 5-8 p.m.
Life, Growth, & Wisdom features glass and sculpture artists Erica Larkin Gaudet, Mitchell Gaudet, and Paulo Dufour, who will show works of forged metal, multi-media paintings, and blown, cut and cast glass.
These three nationally known artists from the region will exhibit a widely diverse body of work that passionately explores their love of material and process, layered with comments on the human condition.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, April 21, from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through June 2.
Art credits: Erica Larkin Gaudet (IMAGO III), Paulo Dufour (Prison of Addiction), and Mitchell Gaudet (AR-15 Amphoras).
About the Artists
Paulo Dufour’s art reflects his perception of the world surrounding him. His most recent work features the shadows of trees, plants, animals and objects merging into allegorical themes and explores the relationship of his shadow cast onto metaphysical landscapes.
Erica Larkin Gaudet is a sculptor who primarily uses metal as her material. She has been welding and fabricating sculptural work for both private and public clients for over 30 years. After receiving her BA from Loyola University in Sculpture in 1991, she founded Erica Larkin Studio, a metal sculpting studio specializing in custom furniture and sculpture.
Her sculptures have been included in public art exhibits such as The Sculpture for New Orleans Poydras Corridor Public Art, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Public Art, Louisiana Presbytere Museum, Downtown St. Joseph, Missouri Sculpture Walk, Scope Basel, Switzerland.
Mitchell Gaudet received his B.F.A. from Louisiana State University and a M.F.A. from Tulane University. In 1991 he founded “Studio Inferno”, a glass studio and artist space located in the Bywater Neighborhood of New Orleans. In early 2020, the studio was relocated to Waveland, Mississippi.
Gaudet has exhibited his works nationally and internationally and has received both a Pollock-Krasner Grant and the Joan Mitchell Fellowship. He has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA; The Glass Furnace, Turkey; Toyama Institute of Glass Art, Japan, Bild-Werk Frauenau, Germany and the Crafts in Glass and Ceramics School, Denmark.