Dawn Dedeaux Mass Moca Financial Times Artist New Orleans
Dawn DeDeaux & Lonnie Holley MASS MOCA

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY  /  JANUARY 7 - FEBRUARY 28 2017

The Mantle: Souvenirs of Earth / detail view / sculpture by Dawn DeDeaux / Photo by Owen Murphy

Dawn DeDeaux MassMoca

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DAWN DEDEAUX & LONNIE HOLLEY Thumbs Up for the MotherShip
OPENING MAY 28 2017 / Marking the first exhibition in a series that is designed to give an extended public forum to artists who have participated in the Captiva studio residency program of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Thumbs up for the Mothership features individual works as well as a collaborative installation by New Orleans conceptual artist Dawn DeDeaux and Alabamian self-taught sculptor and musician Lonnie Holley. Deeply influenced by their southern roots, both artists mine the landscapes around them for found objects (a nod to Rauschenberg’s “combines”) and engage in dialogues around issues of ecology and social justice. DeDeaux and Holley firmly believe that through art, they can address these issues and “help heal the mothership.” Both DeDeaux and Holley frequently experiment with mixed media and incorporate performance into their practice — ranging from totemic found objects and photography to experimental blues music and Afrofuturist philosophies. These artists share a deeply held sense of resoluteness and optimism that infuses their art. Holley states: “There are so many rocks and so many broken stones and so many nails and sticks and weeds and debris and garbage and trash. We have to plow and mine the worst things on this earth to make them better, and to make us better, so we can show the world: I can handle it. I can deal with it. I can live with it. I can go on.”

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IMAGE:  Dawn DeDeaux, Mothership III THE STATION, 2014-15
Installation Entrance / Evening View, 30′ and 50′ truss rings, ladders, Zeppelin Series images on aluminum, each at 4′ × 6′

Installation View of Exhibition by Dawn DeDeaux / Photo by Owen Murphy

I"VE SEEN THE FUTURE AND IT WAS YESTERDAY

DeDEAUX MASSCoCA FINANCIAL TIMES       https://www.ft.com/content/a550c63e-76d7-11e7-a3e8-60495fe6ca71

Financial Times Mass Moca Dawn DeDeaux

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JFK Airport / Indian Dancer Tram,  Print on Archival Paper, 36"x 36"  /  Dawn DeDeaux

Two Dead Planets/  Digital Drawings on Archival Paper 72" x 32"/  Dawn DeDeaux, 2016