June 6 - August 25, 2022

 The exhibition Disguises features contemporary artists working with garment design, masking, and make-up as a form of world-building and story-telling. The exhibiting artists from Colombia, Israel, and New Orleans share a commitment to creating characters that transcend the mundane and propose alternate realities. Orly Anan and Ryn Wilson create elaborate scenes to implicate how mysticism might trickle from the unconscious and become folded into everyday life. Basqo Bim and phlegm engage in ritual acts of mask-making that reshape ancestral and mythical narratives. Set within miles of Louisiana Carnival capitals, these artists offer us a glimpse into the transformative possibilities of costuming.