A report from Cuban Art News.
Large-scale works by Luis Cruz Azaceta are included in four group shows in Louisiana arts institutions. At the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the 8 x 8–foot painting Do Not Kill Here Any Time from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. (2017) is included in Louisiana Contemporary Presented by the Helis Foundation, on view through October 23.
In Lafayette, Tina Freeman: Artists Spaces pairs Freeman’s photographs of artists’ work spaces with artworks that were created there. Here, Azaceta’s work is Aleppo’s Blood (2017), an angular abstraction in shades of red. At the Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, through May 5.
Also in Lafayette, Art I-10 showcases three Azaceta canvases, including Heroes’ Tale 2 (2016), Wall, and A Question of Color(both 2017). On view through February 27, Art I-10—like Tina Freeman: Artists Spaces—is presented in conjunction with the New Orleans Triennial, Prospect 4. The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, opening November 18.
And finally, Azaceta’s Museum Plan for New Orleans (2006–08) was recently added to the New Orleans Museum of Art’s holdings, as part of the Arthur Roger Collection recently given to the museum. Included in a show that closed in early September, the work remains on view as part of the museum’s permanent collection.