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Diboll Gallery exhibits exciting works by photographer Erika Goldring

January 29, 2010

The vivid work of New Orleans-based music and fine arts photographer Erika Molleck Goldring will be featured in an upcoming exhibit of new photos, “Performance Portraiture,” in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery at Loyola University New Orleans.

An opening reception will kick off the show at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. “Performance Portraiture” will be displayed in the gallery Feb. 4 through April 6. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

Goldring has developed her own unique style of performance portraiture. Her character-driven portfolio features celebrated artists such as Beyonce, Keith Richards, Willie Nelson and Fats Domino, as well as breaking new acts in genres such as jam, jazz, blues, reggae, blue grass and alt-country.

“Goldring captures the energy in a live show whether it is the split-second a beautiful stage light falls on her subject or the raw emotion emanating from the performer lost in the groove,” said Karoline Schleh, director of Loyola’s Diboll Gallery. “By eliminating all suggestion of environment, her work speaks of the sounds, vibrations and rhythmic idiosyncrasies distinct to each performer.”

Goldring studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art under critically acclaimed photographers Victoria Ryan and Richard Sexton. Her work has been featured in a number of publications including Rolling Stone, Spin, Mojo, DownBeat, OffBeat, The New York Times, The Chicago Sun-Times and The Times-Picayune.

She currently works as a staff photographer at the legendary Tipitina’s and UNO Lakefront Arena. She also has freelanced for PBS’ “Live from the Artists’ Den.” Most recently, Goldring’s works were accepted into the Smithsonian-affiliated Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Miss.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

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