frankie gould : good, bad, and the ugly
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 12/05, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 12/09 AT 4 P.M.
Frankie Gould’s newest body of work, Good, Bad, and the Ugly, explores the seductive shapes, bold colors, lines, and textures - with an element of whimsy - of the insect world. Long a part of her career in agricultural communications, Gould is fascinated by the fact that the total number of insect species is estimated to be between six and ten million and makes up potentially more than 90% of the animal life forms on the planet.
“Insects range from invasive pests to sap and blood suckers to wood eaters to the important pollinators,” says Gould. “I find their shapes, textures, and colors fascinating. How they are displayed and the juxtaposition of one to another, in text books or venues such as the New Orleans Insectarium or the LSU AgCenter Department of Entymology’s Arthropod Museum, are intriguing and sensual.”
Gould typically works in a variety of media: acrylics, colored pencils, mixed media, watercolor, scratch board, block prints and sculpture. Her work is in the collections of Buena Vista College, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and the University of Nebraska.
Gould is the director and professor of Communications and Public Relations at the LSU AgCenter. In addition to administration and leadership, her professional experience has been in public relations, crisis communication, graphic design, multimedia, publications and Web development.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Malaika Favorite, Margaret Humphris, and Thomas Neff. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through December 27, 2018.