Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ayanna Bassiouni at CANARY GALLERY 2010

“Her Fall from Grace”
monotype/woodcut oil ink on paper 22 by 30

Myth and Translation

Ayanna Bassiouni’s multi-media and textured work seek to discover the relations of the many faceted roles that women play in cultural progression. Women have been depicted in their daily activities as deities, represented as multi-armed spirits that take on androgynous forms. That has lead Bassiouni to travel to Europe to explore and create upon one of the most controversial and underestimated figures, The Black Madonna.

“My intention was to document her fall from grace but in my encounters with cultures that held her in the highest regard I found her silence to be the most powerful statement. Her unassuming expression has gained so much momentum through the reverence of all the women that dictate the direction of symbolism and translation in their household,” Bassiouni

The CANARY Gallery is pleased open the year 2010, with the new works of acclaimed artist, Ayanna Bassiouni during the month of January. The opening reception is scheduled for January 9th, from 6p-9p

The CANARY Gallery
329 Julia St.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Susan Burnstine PHOTO NOLA

CANARY Gallery is pleased to present the photography of Susan Burnstine, the 2008 Runner Up for the Photo NOLA Review Prize.

Susan Burnstine: Within Shadows
Photo NOLA opening reception - December 5th 6p-9p
Show Runs through December 30th
Susan will be giving an Artist Talk at the Gallery on Saturday December 12th from NOON to 1pm.

329 Julia St
Gallery Hours - Wed-Fri 2-5p or by appt.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Art of Burlesque meets the Burlesque of Fine Art

“ Pretty Babies” New Works by St.Lewis & Yseult at CANARY GALLERY

Pretty Babies
New Work by Louis St. Lewis and Sean Yseult

Reception: Saturday, November 7th, 2009 6p-9p
Exhibition: November 7th - December 1st

CANARY Gallery 329 Julia St

What happens when you cross the old-fashioned risqué glamour of turn of the century burlesque with the wild imagination of the most colorful artistic duo in the South? Well, you get an exhibition of seductive paintings and collages that radiate the sensuality and over ripeness of an Edwardian bordello.

Artists Louis St.Lewis (who’s works are in both the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art) and Sean Yseult (Musician, Parson’s alumni) have teamed up again for their 5th collaborative exhibition featuring eye popping images based on Yseult’s intimate photographs of New Orleans’ own 21st century burlesque review, Fleur de Tease.

Trixie Minx, Madame Mystere, Bella Blue, Rory Wrey and the other talented ladies of the troupe have, in the hands of St.Lewis and Yseult, been transformed into artworks that are both avant-garde and immediately recognizable, channeling the spirits of masterworks as varied as the dancers of Degas, the languid beauties of Red Light District photographer E.J. Bellocq and the erotic contortions of painters Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. The show features a little bump-and-grind, a little feather and shoe leather, and a little T & A for connoisseurs of both fine and erotic arts.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Article on Hiedi in the HOUMA COURRIER

Friday, September 25, 2009


I want to urge you all to attend Heidi Domangue's art opening on October 3rd.

I think this show will be one of the best we have had at THE CANARY Gallery. Heidi is one of the most prolific, talented, and culturally inspired artists i have ever met or had the joy of calling friend. She is inspiring to me, and the community she works and creates in. I do hope you can attend her opening on October 3rd at CANARY.

Heidi is committed to educating us all... To paraphrase her:

'This series is all about saving the wetlands, the fight of the animals to keep it alive, the unrecognized heroes of the marsh, and the relationships of the animals that no one thinks of.'

But, it goes bigger than than. Here in Louisiana we have lost over 38 million square yards of wetlands, and that doesn't seem to be stopping. This series she has made raises the delicate question - with all the land that is dissapearing, where will all the nutria go? Where will all the Pelicans go? Right now the fight is on to save their own habitat from washing away....thus we have:


For this show, Heidi has experimented non-stop with creating her own unique color palette for painting in 3D. She has donned the traditional 3D glasses to paint these amazing bayou confrontations, and there's only one way to see them...

CANARY was donated 75 3D glasses from American Optics for this show, and it's one you don't want to miss.

Heidi Domangue - 3D Bayou Battle - Prints and Paintings
Capital One's Art for Arts Sake
Opening Reception, October 3rd, 6pm-9pm
Show will hang until November 3rd

CANARY Gallery - 329 Julia St.
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-5p or by appt

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Blake Haney: Wonder Around

Saturday, September 5th

Blake Haney / Wonder Around

Works on film shot with Mamiya 645 and Holga cameras in New Orleans, New York and Brazil.

Work will run through September.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Zack on WBOK 1230AM - NOLA

I'll be saying some words with Lee on WBOK AM 1230 this Thursday, at around 9:30. I'll be talking about the CANARY Gallery and our opening this weekend of Blake Haney's new photography show, "Wonder Around"

Zack Smith Portrait(s) - Closing Show Tonight

Tonight at The CANARY Gallery - 329 Julia St from 6-8p we will have a closing viewing of my recent show of portraits.

New Photographs by Zack Smith

Closing Reception:
Tuesday September 1st 6p-8p

CANARY Gallery is giving the New Orleans public one more opportunity to view Zack Smith's newest portrait show, Portrait(s) - on Tuesday, September 1st from 6pm-8pm. Cocktails will be served.

From the streets and swamps of Louisiana, to the cozy backstages of the Voodoo Music Experience, Zack Smith creates comfortable confines that elevate his unique style of portraiture. There is a subtle, yet strong connection between subject and photographer, a statement that Smith holds highest. Whether the background is a custom backdrop by Flavor Paper, a vine laden swamp, or street corner, Smith's subjects connect with them and in turn, the viewer.

Portrait(s) will feature a selection of 4x5 shot portraits of artists that played the Preservation Hall Tent at the 2008 Voodoo Music Experience, and some of his recently shot portraits. Deacon John, Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Ben Jaffe (Preservation Hall), and The Noisician Coalition are just a few of the new images you will see at the opening.

Zack Smith is a photographer, musician, and educator living and creating in New Orleans. He is the curator of CANARY Gallery in New Orleans, LA.


Happy Birthday do us - 1 year in the making at Canary Gallery. Soon we will have a fully functioning website that will have:

- archived shows
- gallery/artist news
- schedule