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This February Art Below travels to USA to celebrate Mardi Gras by ‘Turning Ad Space into Art Space’ on the streets of New Orleans! 16 international artists have been specially selected to showcase their work on billboard space traditionally used for advertising. Running alongside the billboard display the artwork will also be available to view at Gallery Orange, based on the historic Royal Street, in the French Quarter

 

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First Weekend Jazz fest 2 man show Lyle Carbajal and Jill Ricci 25th April

 

NY and Nashville/New Orleans based artists Jill Ricci and Lyle Carbajal take centre stage at the gallery for a 2 man show

Opening will take place Saturday 25th April 2015 5-8pm with both artists presen

To see the new pieces go to artists page

Please email us for more details info@gallery-orange.com or call for details 504 875 4006

 

 

 

French Quarter Fest Group Show “Jamie Kirkland, Carlos Lopez, Gigi Mills

French Quarter fest weekend will host the 3 artists who’s works are the epitomy of the theme of the show

“Poetry and Landscapes”

Oils on Canvas and Panels

Opening with artists present Saturday 11th April 5-8pm

Show will run 8-20th April

 

Email for further information : info@gallery-orange.com or call 504 875 4006

 

Gigi Mills solo show coming this month to a gallery near you !!

Invitation Gigi“Gallery Orange is proud to announce that we will be hosting a solo show for our dear friend and exquisite artist, Gigi Mills, March 23rd – April 14th, 2013
Mills’ show “The Deep South and Other Stories” will feature ä brand new collection of works on panel and paper  whose subject matter ranges from dreamy scenes of  landscapes and circus scenes under the ‘big top’ to living room scenes from our very own Royal St, New Orleans.  Mills grew up in a circus family and is trained as a dancer and choreographer; her works illustrate her keen understanding of and control over movement.  Figures in her pieces sway and slouch and reach and grieve in distinct Mills style that is simultaneously playful and yet precise.  Mills’ works depict an abstract world of subdued color which she then (sometimes) activates with pops of bright color or specific human interaction.  Her scenes are personal—even autobiographical—and deeply emotional.  The figures in her works become symbols that reach beyond her specific life experiences. Gigi Mills’ collectors connect to her dreamy narratives in an intimate and sensitive way.
Join Gallery Orange and Gigi Mills for the festive opening of “The Deep South and Other Stories” on Saturday March 23rd, 6-9 pm!”

For more info and or RSVP info@gallery-orange.cpm or give us a ding at 504 875 4006

 

Gigi Mills on YouTube

Our very first Gallery Orange YouTube production is about our wonderful Santa Fe based artist Gigi Mills.

 

 

American Art Collector Article. Gigi Mills.

 

 

"Under the Cook's Table"

 

American Art Collector 61 November 2010

Gigi Mills – Simple Elegance

Gigi Mills is inspired by things she hears on the street, visual images she finds around her and an artistic need to simplify objects down to their fundamental shapes and colors. For Mills, her art is an attempt to quiet life down a couple of notches and simplify things to their essential components.

“I love shapes, pared down, abstracted shapes,” says Mills. “I like them to still be somewhat representational, or at least recognizable, just calmed down. I think my work is deceptively simple and by simplifying them, there is an elegance to them as I continue to try and say more with less.”

For the past eight or nine months, Mills has been experimenting with color and has found herself moving more and more toward a gray palette.

“I’m using grey tones because it allows for me to denote light and dark but in more subtle ways than with color,” says Mills. “I think it also evokes a certain moodiness to the work, which is nice to get. I’m really toning everything down and finding just beautiful, great palettes to use. They are all mixed—I don’t use anything out of the tube.”

Mills also work in series. Her latest series focuses on people in museum settings, typically in front of works of art.

“The museum pieces are the last in that series for me,” says Mills. “I don’t know where it came from but they all have the same colors but different women in period costumes. Some are contemporary, some are social commentary. I have a love affair with the South, though: southern women, southern cooking—I did a whole series of bakers and cooks, all from the South.”