Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Van Eyck's Arnolfini Marriage, 2012
Ilford Glad Fibre Silk Print

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Van der Weyden’s Portrait of a Lady, 2012
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
24 x 16 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Van Eyck’s Self Portrait, 2012
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
24 x 17 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Goya’s Maya, 2011
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
16 x 24 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Rembrant’s Jewish Bride, 2012
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
36 x 41 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Fragonard’s The Bolt, 2012
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
24 x 38 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Hayez’ the Kiss, 2011
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
40 x 26 1/2 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’herbe, 2011
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
16 x 20 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Petrus Christus’ Portrait of a Young Woman, 2012
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
24 x 17 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to the Pinching D’Estrées Sisters, 2011
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
24 x 35 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Titian’s Venus of Urbino, 2011
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
16 x 24 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Ingres’ Valpincon Bather, 2012
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
24 x 16 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Raphael’s Bindo Altoviti, 2012
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
24 x 17 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Metsys’ Moneylenders, 2013
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
24 x 24 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien
Ode to Velazquez’ Venus looking in mirror, 2011
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Print
14 x 20 1/2 inches

E2: Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien

The Art of Empathy

December 7 – 28, 2013

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new work by E2 artists Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the 8th Edition of PhotoNOLA, an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans.

Under the artist name E2, photographers Elizabeth Kleinveld & Epaul Julien have embarked on a new body of work in response to the conditions that were exposed during Hurricane Katrina. Kleinveld & Julien, both from New Orleans, aim to bring about a discussion on the consequences of stereotypes. In order to bring about this dialogue, E2 decided to take iconic images from paintings, photography, film and even literature and remake them with a twist. Beginning with the Flemish Primitives and spanning almost 600 years of art history, this series is done in conjunction with the Dutch National Theatre, which generously provides many of the costumes, wigs and props for the historical images. Highlights of the series include works based on Titian’s Venus of Urbino (1538), Velázquez’s Venus at her Mirror (1647-51), Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665), David’s Death of Marat (1793), Hayez’s the Kiss (1859), and Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’herbe (1863).

E2 photographers Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien began their collaboration in 2010, while working together on the Before During After project (Louisiana Photographer’s Respond to Hurricane Katrina). This body of work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Houston Center of Photography, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands and the New Orleans African American Museum. The work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Museum Castelvecchio, Verona.