Pelican Bomb reviews Marianne Desmarais' work, “samples+patches”

Abstract art piece with red and yellow geometric shapes

Local contemporary arts organization and publication Pelican Bomb reviewed Professor of Practice Marianne Desmarais’ (A ’95) recent work, “samples+patches,” displayed at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans earlier this year.

“Both collectively and individually, the undulating works—made from wood backed with linen—appeared as if they were blown by the wind and landed on the CAC’s wall, emphasized by their erratic positioning and each piece’s uneven curling and swelling,” wrote Marjorie Rawle in the piece. “And despite the mechanical rigidity suggested by Desmarais’ architectural forms, the movement continued as one walked past each piece, the body’s motion stirring constant shifts in shape, lighting, and color.”

Read the full article here.