Pierre Bergian

Reflection, 2017

Oil on canvas

39 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches

Jeff Goldenberg

Houston and Broadway, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40 x 30 inches

Greta Van Campen

Moon Over the Neighbor's Barn, 2018

Acrylic on panel

16 x 16 inches

Grover Mouton

Study 3, New Orleans, 1987

Collage, graphite, and colored pencil

11 x 8 1/2 inches

Greta Van Campen

Chicago Skyline from Hyde Park, 2014

Acrylic on panel

24 x 24 inches

 

Pierre Bergian

The Irish Country House, 2018

Oil on panel

20 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches

Greta Van Campen

Purple Morning, View from Bed, 2018

Acrylic on panel

14 x 14 inches

Jeff Goldenberg

Mercer, Between Night and Day, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 inches

Grover Mouton

New Orleans House in Space, 1986

Collage, praphite, and colored pencil

30 x 24 inches

Grover Mouton

Pass Christian, MS in Space 2, 2018

Collage, graphite, and colored pencil

24 x 19 inches

Pierre Bergian

The Blue Mirror, 2018

Oil on panel

27 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches

Greta Van Campen

Nebraska, Cozad, 2012

Acrylic on panel

8 x 8 inches

Pierre Bergian

Kunstkammer, 2017

Oil on canvas

31 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches

Jeff Goldenberg

Printers Rollers, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

28 x 22 inches

Grover Mouton

Capitol Dome in Space, 2017

Collage, praphite, and colored pencil

22 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches

Greta Van Campen

Slipway, Thomaston Harbor, 2018

Acrylic on panel

24 x 30 inches

Grover Mouton

Study for Vidalia, LA, 1990

Collage and graphite

20 x 24 inches

Pierre Bergian

Ladder with Ruins, 2018

Oil on panel

16 3/4 x 20 inches

Grover Mouton

Study 2, New Orleans, 1987

Collage, graphite, and colored pencil

11 x 8 1/2 inches

Pierre Bergian

The Blue Bench, 2017

Oil on panel

22 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches

Jeff Goldenberg

SoHo, Summer Dawn, 2016

Acrylic on canvas

24 x 48 inches

Grover Mouton

Pass Christian, MS in Space 1, 2018

Collage, graphite, and colored pencil

24 x 19 inches

Pierre Bergian

Empty Room, 2017

Oil on canvas

27 3/4 x 31 1/2 inches

Greta Van Campen

Red Square, 2014

Acrylic on panel

12 x 12 inches

Grover Mouton

Study 1, New Orleans, 1987

Collage, graphite, and colored pencil

11 x 8 1/2 inches

Greta Van Campen

Connecticut, Yale University, 2012

Acrylic on panel

8 x 8 inches

Pierre Bergian

Grey Panelling, 2018

Oil on canvas

39 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches

Greta Van Campen

Kansas, Stop in Colby, 2012

Acrylic on panel

8 x 8 inches

Jeff Goldenberg

Passing Storm, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Pierre Bergian

The Collector's Room, 2017

Oil on panel

39 x 47 inches

Constructing Worlds: Intersections of Art and Architecture

Octavia Art Gallery | New Orleans

June 2 – July 28, 2018

Opening reception: June 2, 6 – 8 pm

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Constructing Worlds: Intersections of Art and Architecture, a group exhibition including works by Pierre Bergian, Jeff Goldenberg, Grover Mouton, and Greta Van Campen.  The exhibition focuses on the relationship between architecture and fine art. Architecture has long been a subject matter for artists, who utilize the medium not just to document the built world, but also to reveal wider truths.

 

Belgium based artist, Pierre Bergian, expresses his fascination with architecture through his paintings by exploring space and structure. Old abandoned houses and their air of mystery have always intrigued him. His paintings look at rooms and spaces that are almost empty, bar a small selection of furnishings and objects. The interiors are often filled with pictures, indicated by devoid square shades of color, whether hung on the walls or piled against an easel on the floor. Bergian studied at the University of Ghent and has published writings on the topic of design and architecture. He has had solo exhibitions at Purdy Hicks, London; Gallery Laurent de Puybaudet, Paris; Galerie Josine Bokhoven, Amsterdam, and his work in included in the permanent collection at the British Museum in London.

 

Jeff Goldenberg is a New York based artist and writer, whose current body of acrylic paintings depicts views of the lower Manhattan skyline from vantage points seen from his studio. Common to all are the ubiquitous rooftop water tanks, iconic landmarks vital to the city's existence yet unseen and unnoticed by people at street level. The lack of human habitation, coupled with the depiction of “off hours" imparts a surreal atmosphere, akin to scenes from a film noir movie. Though primarily self-taught, Goldenberg was mentored by his artist father, and studied with renowned postwar artists Lee Bontecou, Ron Mehlman and Philip Pearlstein while studying fine art and modern architecture at Brooklyn College. As a writer, he has produced several screenplays, and has worked as a story editor for Academy Award winning producers Albert S. Ruddy and Dino DeLaurentiis. 

 

Grover Mouton is a New Orleans based artist and architect who utilizes hand drawings to illustrate urban design proposals. Many of his drawings were initially created as part of the design process in a series of projects throughout China and the United States. Acting as a catalyst to explore design concepts, his works on paper demonstrate a humanized scale in understanding larger urban design and architectural concepts. Mouton studied drawing while in Rome at the American Academy, having been awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture (1971-3). He served as Tulane University's Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture for 30 years, and he founded the Tulane Regional Urban Design Center (TRUDC), housed within the School of Architecture.

 

Based in Maine, Greta Van Campen is known for her hard-edged graphic approach to representational painting. Her distilled and stylized painting approach imbues traditional subject matter with a freshness and modernity. She has always been attracted to lines, angles, and shapes, and is constantly aware of her eyes drawing to buildings, roads, bridges, and shadows. She travels across the United States sourcing inspiration from architectural landscapes found in small towns and cities. Van Campen obtained her BA in visual arts from Bowdoin College and she regularly exhibits her paintings at Dowling Walsh Gallery and in galleries across the nation.

 

Although diverse in place and style, each artist included in Constructing Worlds demonstrates the interdisciplinary exchange between art and architecture.