Sunday, December 23, 2012

Review of James Taylor Bonds' "At Play Amongst The Pines

Exciting to have James' exhibit "At Play Amongst The Pines" reviewed by Adam Falik:

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Coup's Beginnings

ArtVoices features an article on Ken Capone's birthing of Coup d'oeil Art Consortium. Interesting how things have evolved since that interview. Presently we are pursuing participation in some of the most progressive international art fairs. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

window installation by michele basta

Coup recommends that you check out Michele Basta's mystical window installation at 3214 Burgundy Street, best viewed at night:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

holiday closure

Coup will be resuming its regular hours on Thursday, November 29 when Souzan Alavi's photographic exhibit "loss" opens, concurrent with PhotoNOLA  ( Until then, feel free to call Ken at 504.722.0876 for viewing work. Thanks.

Monday, October 8, 2012


At Play Amongst The Pines, James Taylor Bonds' current exhibit, opened Saturday, October 6. The response of art aficionados during New Orleans' Art for Art's Sake evening was overwhelmingly enthusiastic.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

poetry meets the eye

Friends of Coup were treated to a delightful discovery of how the spoken word sits beautifully beside the visual arts. Lauren Capone chose a collection of her poems to share, even reading some poems more than once at the request of relishing patrons. A few fortunate fans picked up one of Lauren's  handmade broadsides.  

Thursday, July 5, 2012

CHRIS DENNIS is inspired by poetry

Korero is a collaborative exhibition illustrating a fusion between visual art and poetry. 18 artists from various disciplines, select from 18 carefully chosen poems on the theme of conversation, to use as inspiration for their artwork.

This exhibition at 
Uxbridge Creative Centre, 35 Uxbridge Rd. Aucklandis in memory of local poet Bernard Gadd. His son, David Gadd  will present an award to what he considers to be the best piece of art.

Join us on opening night, 12 July from 6.30pm for a mulled wine and a vibrant and energetic evening of visual art and poetry readings. 

The show will run from 13 July - 2 August. 

Exhibition featuring artworks by Brendon Sellar, Chris Dennis, Clinton Phlips, Dom Morrison, Emily Pauling, Emma Topping, Ingrid Anderson, Jana Wood, Kate Sellar, Kirsten Pleitner, Kirsty Black, Lisa Benson, Mark Russell, Matt Moriarty, Nicola Wright, Ramon Robertson, Shona Tawhiao, Sue Dick and Wayne Trow.

Vessel. (after Boats by Peter Bland) Chris Dennis 2012
 As is often the case, it was a chance meeting with curator, Melissa Elliott that lead to the invitation to participate in this exhibition. There was some initial disappointment when I found out that the first poem to speak to me had already been claimed. Now, Boats by Peter Blandseems like such an obvious poem for me to respond to. I can't see why it didn't jump out at me immediately. 

Unlike some of the other artists, I have not been in contact with the author of my poem, so it will be interesting to talk to Peter if he attends the show.
Vessel (detail). Chris Dennis 2012.
Vessel (detail). Chris Dennis 2012.
In deference to his copyright, I won't reproduce Peter's poem here (Maybe if he gives his permission, I'll put it up later). In the mean time you can read about him here ( wikipedia ) and find him in libraries and bookstores around the world

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


 Ever wondered how Giacometti liked his coffee?
Or about the thoughts of a Western Black Rhino?

Join Coup as we uncover our Ghosts.

 Friday, July 13, 7pm.

Monday, June 11, 2012

the courage in art

ghosts of the quarry opened Saturday evening to an engaging group of art aficionados. Blaine's mission to employ found material and memorabilia as a platform for introspection provided fodder for some weighty dialogue.The exhibit runs through July 21 with gallery hours 12-6 wed-sat and 1-6 sun-mon.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

MARK GLAVIANO's Modern Ritual ends run

With the closing reception on May 12, all was hung out to dry with Mark Glaviano's exhibit Modern Ritual, his cringingly transparent photographs of the act of suspension. Coup will continue to exhibit several of the works in the coming months.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

closing reception, Friday, May 11, 8-11pm

modern ritual, MARK GLAVIANO's collection of intriguing photographs of the act of suspension is ending this Satuday, May 12 after a galvanizing run during the mania of Jazz Fest. Coup is hosting a closing reception Friday, May 11, 2012, 8-11pm with a performance by Pain Tribe. If you missed the exhilaration of the opening reception, then stop in and be transformed.
Check out Eric Bookhardt's review of the exhibit:

Monday, April 9, 2012

MARK GLAVIANO'S modern ritual

Art should foster transformation, and such is what happened Saturday evening during the opening reception of modern ritual, MARK GLAVIANO'S exquisite photographs of the ritual of suspension. Pain Tribe's performance offered a beautiful compliment to the intensity of the work.