Artist Linda Dautreuil on exhibit at Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – A wide range of paintings by award-winning artist Linda Trappey Dautreuil is currently on exhibit through August 26 at Southeastern Louisiana University's Contemporary Art Gallery.
The exhibit, "Convergent States," represents Dautreil's paintings from 2004 to 2014. Her works generally cover observations of the relationship between culture and environment and are influenced by local mythology and native landscapes.
Gallery Director Dale Newkirk said the exhibition is a survey of 10 years of Dautreuil's paintings.
In writing about her work Dautreuil has said: "My observations of the relationship between culture and environment have influenced variations on themes I take from local mythology, the native landscape, and historical narratives which have found new meanings through generations of imaginative recycling."
The gallery is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
A native of New Iberia and resident of southwest Louisiana for most of her life, she currently resides in the Covington area. She began painting while pursuing a master's degree in creative writing. In 1984, she completed studies in visual arts at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and moved her studio to Covington in 1996. Dautreuil has been awarded a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Louisiana State Arts Council, the President's Award for Visual Arts in St. Tammany Parish and numerous other recognitions. Her work is in the permanent collections of the new Orleans Museum of Art, the New Orleans Public Art Collection, the Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette and the St. Tammany Public Art Collection.
For more information, contact the gallery at 985-549-5080.