Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mason Saltarrelli in Athens, Greece

Coup is excited to announce that its artist friend Mason Saltarrelli is presenting work in a group show in Athens, Greece. Mason, who grew up in New Orleans, lives and works in New York.

     The New Disorder. 
     Athens, Greece. 12/2011 - 1/2012.

     Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center

     Curated by Michael Bevilacqua & Katerina Nikou.

     Participating artists:

     Dimitrios Antonitsis
     Michael Bevilacqua
     Panos Famelis
     Leo Gabin
     Aris & Lakis Ionas | THE CALLAS 
     Thanos Kyriakides 
     Bjarne Melgaard 
     Eva Mitala
     Mason Saltarrelli 
     Dean Sameshima 
     Casey Spooner 
     Michael Stipe

Art Basel Miami Beach

Coup has been in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach learning how and where its artist friends would fit into
the process. Four days of viewing incredible contemporary art, engaging in rewarding conversation with art professionals, and still breathing.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Learning about an Artist's Process

Students of art were enlightened last evening by Blaine's candid discussion of his creative endeavors. His current exhibit The Whelming Part I ends on November 26. If interested in a fresh approach to contemporary visual art, don't miss it. The Whelming Part II opens on January 14, 2012.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Tuesday, November 15, 7pm

           Join us at Coup in a conversation with Blaine who will be exchanging thoughts 
and entertaining questions about his work and process. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Diagramming Thought: The Music of Ray Evanoff

Ray's talk left listeners with an understanding of the intensity of his process of music composition and shed light on the commonalities among various artistic mediums.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

special event with RAY EVANOFF

Composer and performer Ray Evanoff, newly resident in New Orleans, will be joining Coup d'Oeil Art Consortium Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30pm to talk about his music and artistic practice, and their parallels to the art of Blaine Capone, whose show "The Whelming" is currently on display at the gallery. In their own way, both artists' work addresses issues of negativity, discomfort, and indirect thinking, and both of their practices revolve around a personally-established set of themes, materials, and subject matter which are investigated across the whole of their output. Please join us for an evening exploring the possibilities inherent in artistic practice, the commonalities between various mediums, and the positive side of negativity. The artist's talk will be followed by a question and answer session.

Grissel Giuliano Collected

Another work by Grissel Giuliano has been acquired by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation under the direction of Billie Milam Weisman. Trans Fat joins Corn Bred in the internationally renowned collection.

Monday, September 26, 2011


What a delight to see Michele Basta's work distinguished in Eric Bookhardt's "Inside Art New Orleans" ( ). The gallery will be open till 9pm this Saturday, October 1, 2011 for Art For Arts Sake. (Companion)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Congratulations to Artist Friends of Coup

Coup is excited that several of its exhibiting artists have been chosen to participate in NOLA NOW, Part I: Swagger for a Lost Magnificence curated by Amy Mackie, Director of Visual Arts at Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans . Congratulations to Erica Lambertson Philippe (Swimmy Swim), James Taylor Bonds (Rafting), Angela Berry (Nests), and Michele Basta (Arachne).
and to participate in NOLA NOW, Part II, curated by Don Marshall, Executive Director, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation (Founding Executive Director of the CAC). Congratulations to Grissel Giuliano (Scratch Grain), Paulina Sierra (Chair), and Jessica Goldfinch (Allegory Emptied) and Emily Farranto (Swimming Pool).

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Coup Welcomes Blaine Capone

Coup is glad to welcome Blaine Capone back to New Orleans. His upcoming exhibits The Whelming, Part I and Part II, concurrent with Prospect .2, will showcase works created during his almost three years of toil while homesteading in Southern Appalachia, North Carolina. He has accepted Coup's resident studio where he will be working on a new body of large-scale paintings for promotion to national and international galleries.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Blake Boyd: Act Two

The appreciation of contemporary art as a holistic process prevails, at least in New Orleans. An amazingly art-respectable crowd arrived at Coup to celebrate Blake Boyd's The Batman Years, act two of his Prospect.1.75 (Slidell's oldest Biennale) performance.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blake Boyd's The Batman Years, a Prospect.1.75 exhibit

Coup has been prepping for and installing work for Blake Boyd's The Batman Years opening Saturday evening at 6pm. The exhibit, part of Blake's "Prospect.1.75"* project is presented by his friend Jennifer Coolidge and curated by Holly Woodlawn, actor, performance artist, author and cultural critic ("When I'm wearing pants, call me a he; when I'm wearing a dress call me a Limo...").
Stop by and be reminded of the wonderful world of Blake Boyd.

*The exhibit is not affiliated with Prospect New Orleans Biennial. It is unique in that it is Slidell's oldest Biennale.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mason Saltarrelli

While enjoying the pleasant New Orleans spring weather for the opening reception of Mason Saltarrelli's show Stay Crazy, viewers delighted in the light-hearted challenge which Mason's imagery offers. Friends, family, and seasoned and newbie visual art collectors gathered to celebrate Mason's creativity. The show is up through June 11 with gallery hours of 12-6:30pm wed-sat and 1-6pm sun-mon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The opening reception of Petrichor, Erica Lambertson Philippe's exhibit of 35 surreal oil paintings, ensued a magical flow of positive energy. Thanks to everyone who came out to support her mission. The show runs through May 7, perfect for enjoying visual art during the JazzFest and other festivals.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

closing of intimate topographies and slowness

Today marked the last day of the shows Intimate Topographies, Paulina Sierra's beautiful lace sculptures and Slowness, Emily Farranto's beautiful oil paintings. Viewers were consistently positive in their responses to the work which offered an enjoyable opportunity for those of us who were at the gallery showing it off. We're now gearing up for Petrichor, Erica Lambertson Philippe's large collection of oil paintings which opens on April 9. Usual gallery hours won't apply until that opening, but we'll be in and out. Call (504.722.0876) before arriving to make sure someone is present.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

grissel giuliano work acquired by frederick weisman art foundation

Grissel Giuliano's photographic work Corn Bred has been acquired by the Frederick Weisman Art Foundation of Los Angeles The work is part of Grissel's photoNOLA 2010 exhibit "FoodFight: ".

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

art fairing

I've just returned from NYC during Armory week, checking out all the art fairs, scouting for appropriate avenues to expose work. Valuable networking made it quite a productive trip. Also visited the New Museum to view Mental States, the exhibit of many of George Condo's enormous body of work. Particularly enjoyed his whimsical portraits evoking complex mental states. Condo aficionados: Blaine Capone's fantastical figurative works are a fresh banquet of pleasure.

Friday, February 25, 2011

opening reception of Intimate Topographies and Slowness

Reception the same night as Krewe du Vieux parade. Turned out that alot of art aficionados decided to soak up the culture further upriver. The crowd was comfortable and engaged. No one could help connecting with the authenticity of Paulina's and Emily's profound artistic sensibilities.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Paulina Sierra and Emily Farranto

Opening reception of Paulina Sierra's installation of lace sculptures and Emily Farranto's oil paintings on Saturday, February 19, 6-9pm. Have kept the exhibit under wraps till then in order to surprise Paulina's family who has arrived from Mexico. Paulina has dedicated her exhibit to Mema, her maternal grandmother. An extraordinarily beautiful show.