Pelican Bomb Curating Local Art for The Paramount

Paramount / Nov 06, 2014

Photo by Sophie Lvoff, “Delachaise Street (Heavy Chevy),” 2012. Archival inkjet print mounted on Dibond. Courtesy of the artist.

We’re proud to share that Pelican Bomb, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the visual arts in New Orleans, will be curating all of the art to be displayed in The Paramount! The collection exclusively features local artists and New Orleans-inspired works, and builds on Pelican Bomb’s programs to raise greater awareness of contemporary art in the city, create professional development opportunities for artists, and make artists’ practices more accessible to audiences.

“Pelican Bomb is thrilled to work with The Paramount to directly support local artists and build an extraordinary collection of contemporary art to share with its residents,” said Cameron Shaw, Pelican Bomb’s Executive Director and Founding Editor.

When designing the collection, Pelican Bomb called on its co-directors’ deep knowledge of working artists in the city to build a collection that complements The Paramount’s vision, design, and lifestyle. Each artist in the collection represents a unique view on life in New Orleans and the region – whether it’s the pages of The Times-Picayune in a sculptural installation or the colors of the Mississippi River in a painting, the collection invites residents to look at the everyday with a new perspective.

The Paramount’s collection includes paintings, photography, and sculptures by some of the city’s most engaging artists, both emerging and established. It includes works by Kathleen Ariatti Banton, Rachel David, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Sophie Lvoff, Aaron McNamee, Joséphine Sacabo, and Jonathan Traviesa.


AnnieLaurie Erickson, “30°28’28.73″N, 91°12’40.55″W (Port Allen),” 2013. Archival pigment print from color negative. Courtesy of the artist.