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Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Mayers

LSU Alumnus Jonathan Mayers showcases his artwork at the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans!

LSU Alumnus Jonathan Mayers showcases his artwork at the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans! Mayers obtained a degree in Studio Art with a concentration of painting and drawing in 2007!

Artist Statement:  " In this part of an ongoing series of work exploring environmental issues, daily life, and tracing roots, I follow more closely my Creole and French heritage. I visited Alabama, Mississippi, and various parts of Louisiana to see locations where my ancestors lived and worked, harvesting tales and landscapes of historical and personal significance. Through my journey of learning Kouri-Vini, the endangered Creole language of Louisiana. I’ve made significant connections to these places and spaces, especially those in the parishes of Pointe Coupée, West Baton Rouge, and St. James. While there are certainly creatures, beasts, and monsters featured in this body of work, some of them remain en kashèt (hidden). Within the context of Latannyèrizm and the themes of nostalgia and mending, these narrative landscape paintings represent a journey of cultural reclamation, reflective excursions, harvests, invasive species, plus the magnificence of gargantuan flora and fauna of Louisiana.  This show is dedicated to my family, friends, and fellow Louisiana Creoles who've been so supportive of my journey."

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Learn more about Jonathan and his passion for reconnecting with his heritage. Be sure to visit the Arthur Roger Gallery from now until September 16, 2023 to see his work. 

Arthur Roger Gallery

432 Julia St, New Orleans, LA, 70130 




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