Monsters, Creatures, Apparitions and Other Beasts
IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery
March 21 – May 27, 2017
In New Orleans, Robert Warrens became part of a group of artists a New Orleans art critic dubbed “Visionary Imagists.” Prominent British art critic Edward Lucie-Smith, writing in his book about American art in the 1980s, describes Warrens’ “fantasy” paintings as the “quintessence of this particular aspect of Louisiana art … [that] introduces the spectator to a world where objects are in a constant state of transformation and where the artist’s impulse toward the fantastic is powered by a manic energy that is at variance with the traditional sleepy elegance of the Deep South.” Fantasy seems to fit Warrens and his paintings.
This exhibition is funded by the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency