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Opening Reception
Dave Greber, TRAIL MAGIQUE

May gallery

05/08/2016

6 to 11pm

TRAIL MAGIQUE is a phenomenon which expresses itself on long-distance pilgrimages during moments of synchronicity or good fortune. In the gross realm: Trail Angels, altruistic trail guardians, offer Trail Magic to pilgrims in the form of consumables (food, medicine, alcohol) or services (rides, beds, showers) throughout their journey.

Greber’s immersive exhibition at May gallery reflects an interest in—or desire to bypass—lengthy spiritual or literal pilgrimages as a catalyst for inner growth or easy satisfaction. Dave’s exhibition at May will conflate the common human desires—which are at odds with one another—of inner growth and immediate gratification. His recent completion, and occasional yellow blazing of the Appalachian Trail has lead him to study and employ traditional labyrinth forms in juxtaposition with pop-culture’s dimensionless, ephemeral, but immediate trappings of satisfaction.

My work identifies spiritual meaning within our contemporary society by applying mystic readings to popular capitalist communications and their folk reverberations. Currently, I am fascinated with pilgrimages as a universal human impulse and how they are manifested in our culture. From March, through October of 2015, my wife and I hiked the Appalachian Trail, walking 2,200* miles from Georgia to Maine, setting the stage for what will be my installation at May gallery & residency. My vision is that the exhibition will create a cohesive new strategy for spiritually metabolizing our contemporary society. – Dave Greber

*give or take

750 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA, United States

Artist Round Table
Dave Greber TRAIL MAGIQUE

May gallery

Artist round table
Monday, March 15th, 7pm
at May Gallery & Residency
Moderated by: TBA

Free entrance to the exhibitions and all exhibition concurrent events
Starting March 16th, May gallery is open 11am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday, by appointment seven days a week or Every Second Saturday from 12pm to 10pm

TRAIL MAGIQUE is a phenomenon which expresses itself on long-distance pilgrimages during moments of synchronicity or good fortune. In the gross realm: Trail Angels, altruistic trail guardians, offer Trail Magic to pilgrims in the form of consumables (food, medicine, alcohol) or services (rides, beds, showers) throughout their journey.

Greber’s immersive exhibition at May gallery reflects an interest in—or desire to bypass—lengthy spiritual or literal pilgrimages as a catalyst for inner growth or easy satisfaction. Dave’s exhibition at May will conflate the common human desires—which are at odds with one another—of inner growth and immediate gratification. His recent completion, and occasional yellow blazing of the Appalachian Trail has lead him to study and employ traditional labyrinth forms in juxtaposition with pop-culture’s dimensionless, ephemeral, but immediate trappings of satisfaction.

“My work identifies spiritual meaning within our contemporary society by applying mystic readings to popular capitalist communications and their folk reverberations. Currently, I am fascinated with pilgrimages as a universal human impulse and how they are manifested in our culture. From March, through October of 2015, my wife and I hiked the Appalachian Trail, walking 2,200* miles from Georgia to Maine, setting the stage for what will be my installation at May gallery & residency. My vision is that the exhibition will create a cohesive new strategy for spiritually metabolizing our contemporary society.” – Dave Greber
*give or take

750 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA, United States

Gimme a Reason: Carry Edition

May gallery

11/01/2014

11:00pm-until

Bouffant Bouffant ,
Underground Elements
& May present:
Gimme a Reason

DJs: Dicap (NYC), Babygirl (Nola)

Halloween Fundraising Party for May gallery!
Come and party with us to show your support!

Entrance: $5

2839 N Robertson St, New Orleans, LA, USA

Tameka Norris Opening Reception

May gallery

10/25/2014

6pm to 10pm

Prospect.3 opening reception for Tameka Norris exhibition Meka Jean: How She Got Good

Free entrance.

2839 N Robertson St, New Orleans, LA, USA

Tameka Norris Round Table

The Orange Couch

11/10/2014

7:00pm

Artist round table moderated by Kalamu ya Salaam
Monday, November 10th, 7pm
Location: Orange Couch Cafe
(2339 Royal Street, in the Marigny, across the street from May Books).

As part of Prospect.3: Notes for Now, May gallery & residency debuts a feature-length film and a video installation by New Orleans-based artist Tameka Norris. Meka Jean: How She Got Good follows a semi-autobiographical protagonist as she struggles to define herself in relation to her surroundings. How She Got Good is a collage of fragments—in the forms of music videos, soap operas, and high-art films—that highlights moments when Meka Jean’s identity breaks down and reveals itself in new ways, confusing distinctions between the real & the scripted and between the self & others.

Norris deconstructs Meka Jean even further through a multi-channel installation composed of production footage, underscoring the inherent performativity of art and identity and tracing the evolution of the character herself.

How She Got Good is equally a film about New Orleans, a city undergoing rapid socio-economic shifts alongside Meka Jean’s constantly changing conceptions of herself. The Meka Jean Project extended into real communities in the Ninth Ward through its primarily local cast and crew.

The Orange Couch, Royal Street, New Orleans, LA, United States