I Was Trying Hard To Think About Sweet Things
I Was Trying Hard to Think About Sweet Things is a mid-career survey of New Orleans artist, Gina Phillips. Born in 1971 in Madison, Kentucky, Gina Phillips is a painter, sculptor, fabric artist, educator and musician. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Kentucky in 1994, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tulane University in 1997. Her work is included in the private and public collections worldwide, including the University of Kentucky, Lexington; New Orleans Museum of Art; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; The House of Blues Collection; NASA; and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans.
Hailing from rural Kentucky, Phillips childhood was spent surrounded by a musical and artistic family known for their mechanical and creative abilities. Her grandmother was a self-taught artist, and Phillips learned early on that almost anything can be re-used to create something functional or artistic. This exhibition will include works from throughout her career, from the raw narrative works made from paint, wood, metal and fabric from her early years as an artist in Kentucky, to the most recent narrative paintings and sophisticated fabric work created on her free-motion thread-drawing machine in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
I have paintings and mixed-media fabric work that can be viewed upon request at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.
400a Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: (504) 522-5471
fax: (253) 399-1649
Monday - Saturday 11 - 5
Art on display.......
Live Oak is a large quilt that's located in the faculty dining lounge in the University Center at Tulane. This piece is a commission that pays homage to the diaspora of Tulane students after Katrina.
New Orleans' Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame features portraits of the nine New Orleanians who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's on display in the lobby of Basin Street Station.
The Ogden Museum Southern Art frequently exhibits Memento and Frog Pond/Side Yard... two pieces that are part of their permanent collection. I recently donated View From Outhouse Door, an early work from 1993, to their permanent collection.
Several House of Blues music venues/restaurants/casinos feature my work. Locations include: Atlantic City, Annaheim, and Dallas.
A message to the collectors of my work.....
I lost hundreds of slides and photos in the flood waters of Katrina. I'm trying to recreate an archive of older work. If you own a piece of my work, chances are I don't have an image if it anymore. I would love to hear from you and add an image of your piece to my website.