Monday, August 24, 2009
Jeffrey Marshall - "A Flood of Images"
Speaking of New Orleans (and the Katrina anniversary that's coming up), former resident Jeffrey Marshall was invited (along with David Roberts, Karoline Schleh, Jacqueline Bishop and Paul Rogers) by the New York Times to participate in a plein air project called "A Flood of Images." Beginning on the first anniversary of the hurricane, they spent time sketching and painting images of the slowly recovering city.
An assistant professor at the New England Institute of Art in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Marshall has also been documenting the fishing industry there. "Since beginning my work in New Orleans, I have been unable to do simple landscapes. I find the need to make images that have some social context; in this case the fragility of the Gloucester fishing industry."