Ogden Museum of Southern Art announces Jimmy Descant. The Shape of Louisiana Commenting on the Shape of Louisiana

. January 14, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art presents Jimmy Descant: The Shape of Louisiana Commenting on the Shape of Louisiana, open January 19, 2012 through April 8, 2012.


Jimmy Descant The La. Family-Farm Assemblage.

Jimmy Descant (a.k.a. “the Rocketman”) is an assemblage artist known primarily for his use of found objects to create retro-futuristic rocket ships inspired by the quality of earlier craftsmanship, Art Deco, science fiction and the spirit of exploration and optimism prevalent in mid-century America. In The Shape of Louisiana Commenting on the Shape of Louisiana, Descant uses the shape of his native state as the foundation for a series of assemblages that speak to the cultural, political and natural environment of Louisiana in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the failure of the Federal levee system in New Orleans, and the BP Macondo well oil spill.

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