Meadows Museum of Art opens three exhibits January 17

Images from (L to R) Adam Hogan, Joan Hall, and Louisiana Landscapes

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College opens three new exhibits during a full day of events on Thursday, January 17. Featured artists Adam Hogan and Joan Hall will deliver lectures and an evening reception will introduce visitors to their solo exhibits along with an exhibit of Louisiana landscapes from the Meadows’ permanent collection. All events are free and open to the public.

Arkansas artist and experimental filmmaker Adam Hogan’s solo exhibit showcases his film Silent Forest: Return, a project that examines the interaction of industrial and commercial enterprises with delicate wetland environments in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Hogan will discuss his process and work in an 11:00 a.m. lecture at the Meadows on January 17.

Silent Forest: Return explores the fragility of our Gulf Coast ecosystem through a hauntingly beautiful depiction of its bayous and marshes,” says Meadows Museum of Art director Sean FitzGibbons. “Adam Hogan’s work is crucially important to bringing awareness of what is happening to our beloved bayous, not just in Louisiana, but throughout the entire Gulf region.”

Artist Joan Hall is based in Rhode Island and works in mixed media and large-scale sculptural installations with an emphasis on paper, glass, and metal. In her artist statement, Hall writes that her work reflects her passion for ocean environments and uses information on climate change and scientific data as “points of departure” for creative exploration. “My intent is to initiate a conversation and awareness about the deterioration of our greatest resource – water,” writes Hall. “My work uses beauty to conceal ecological trouble.”

Hall’s exhibit at the Meadows Museum is Global Contamination: A Gulf Project, a mixed media installation that documents pollution on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. In June 2011, Hall and an assistant drove an RV to the Gulf of Mexico and spent the summer documenting pollution and collecting debris on the shore from Johnson’s Bayou to Grand Isle. The RV served as a “mobile studio” and allowed Hall to immediately record her impressions of what she was seeing and finding, integrating field work and studio practice in an innovative methodology.

Hall will discuss her work during a lecture at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Visitors can view the exhibits by Hogan and Hall along with Louisiana Landscapes, an exhibit curated from the museum’s permanent collection that features works by regional and national artists showcasing Northwest Louisiana landscapes. All three exhibits will run at the Meadows through March 29, 2019.

More information about the Meadows Museum and the spring 2019 exhibits is available at themeadowsmuseum.com.

About the Meadows Museum of Art

The Meadows Museum of Art is located on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana at 2911 Centenary Boulevard in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Museum is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Sundays and during all school holidays. For more information or to schedule field trips, call the Museum at 318.869.5040 or visit themeadowsmuseum.com.