Loyola University New Orleans

Current Exhibition

February 5 - March 17, 2015

Mary Jane Parker, Mementos
& Christopher Deris, stop thinking so much

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 5, 5-8 p.m.

Mary Jane Parker adn Christopher Deris will present an art exhibit at the Diboll Art Gallery on February 5, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The mixed media work represented in the exhibition, *Mementos*, pairs pressed plants, lace doilies and natural patterns of lichen with the human form. Plants that resemble lace, images of lichen and mold patterns are layered over faces, bubble from the top of the head or cover a body like a disease. The installation is a lush, yet slightly uneasy collision of patterns, keepsakes, nature and the disquiet of suppressed memories.
~ Mary Jane Parker

stop thinking so much.
This series of drawings are playful constructions that indulge a desire to draw. Images from newspapers, magazines and various historical books are reinterpreted in ink and gouache. The arbitrary subject matter of each composition is allowed to settle uniquely into their own fortuitous relationships.
~ Christopher Deris



Past Exhibitions

Fall 2014
Alumni Highlights Exhibition

October 2, 2014 – January 15, 2015
Opening Reception in the Collins C. Diboll Gallery, October 2, 5-7 p.m.
4th Floor, Monroe Library

Peter Barnitz, "Reconciliation" and Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton, "Leftovers"

Peter Barnitz ’04 received his M.F.A. in sculpture and painting from the University of New Orleans in 2011. He established the Barnitz Academy of Fine Art, where he instructs art workshops for children and adults. He is a collective member of the TEN Gallery and works as the artist-in-residence at Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy.

Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton ’02 is an educator, graphic designer, and image maker. She is an assistant professor of graphic design at Southeastern Louisiana University and faculty in the M.F.A. program of graphic design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her studio BlacVoice, produces work for small businesses and nonprofits and specializes in print and publication design.

alumni exhibition


Summer/Fall 2014
Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

Tuesday, June 10 - Thursday, September 18
Closing Reception in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, September 18, 5-7 p.m.

Particpants include:

Barbara Brainard
Elizabeth Buchta
Gerald Cannon
Christopher Deris
Mark Grote
William J. Kitchens
Carol Leake
Daniel Lievens
Daniela Marx
Karoline Schleh
John Seefeldt
Tom Varisco

Art and Design Faculty Exhibition 2014


Spring 2014
Bachelor of Arts Studio Exhibition

Monday, April 7
Opening Reception in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, April 7, 5-7 p.m.

Student Exhibitions

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition: Contraflow

Thursday, April 24
Opening Reception in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, April 24, 5-8 p.m


Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Exhibition

Monday, May 5
Opening Reception in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, May 5, 5-7 p.m

Student Exhibitions


Matt Shlian: Apophenia

February 6 - March 21

Lecture, Feb. 6, 10 a.m., Multimedia Room II, 1st Floor, Monroe Library
Opening Reception, Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m., Diboll Art Gallery, 4th Floor, Monroe Library

Matt Shlian, a paper engineer rooted in book arts, print media and design, will launch his new exhibit, Apophenia, which draws from Shlian’s series of the same name and refers to the artist’s perception of patterns or connections where none exists. Through the lecture and exhibit, Shlian will explore how fine art and design inform one another, as well as how math and science relate to each other. *The artist's lecture is part of the Biever Grant Lecture Series. More »

Matt Shlian

Mark Grote Visiting Lecture Series: William Lamson

Wednesday, February 12, 6:30-8 p.m.
Opening Reception, Miller Hall, Room 114

Brooklyn-based installation artist William Lamson will present a free lecture at Loyola University. The event, in collaboration with Press Street’s Antenna Gallery, is part of the Mark Grote Visiting Artist and Biever Guest Lecture Series. Lamson works with multiple mediums, including video, photography, performance and sculpture. “Between Now and Forever” is Lamson’s new exhibition of video and photographic works made in the Mojave Desert, Calif., and White Sands, N.M., between 2011 and 2013. More »

William Lamson


The Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from Noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Karoline Schleh at gallery@loyno.edu or 504-865-5456.

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