Katrina Andry: The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came
Katrina Andry: The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came includes large-scale color reduction prints and a mixed-media, site-specific installation for exhibition. This new body of work offers an alternate mythology for African men, women, and children thrown overboard during the Middle Passage, but also suggests the lingering violence against people of color. Andry’s series considers the promise of the rainbow—the promise not to be destroyed again by water—unfulfilled for people of color, who continue to endure violence and erasure three hundred years after the initial journey toward enslavement. “We are proud to show the work of these two contemporary Louisiana artists,” says Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “Their works show how artistic interpretations of history and culture can help us see the world in new ways.”
Katrina Andry holds an MFA in printmaking from Louisiana State University. She lives and maintains a studio in New Orleans. Most recently, Andry was one of seven artists included in New Orleans Museum of Art’s Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories, an exhibition reconsidering New Orleans upon the city’s tricentennial. Andry was listed in the January-February 2012 issue of Art in Print as one of the top-50 printmakers. Katrina is an active member of the Staple Goods Collective in the St. Roch neighborhood of New Orleans. She has also been awarded residencies from the Joan Mitchell Center of New Orleans, Anchor Graphics in Chicago, and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California.
This exhibition was curated by Courtney Taylor and organized by the Louisiana State University Museum of Art. This exhibition was made possible by Hayride Scandal, Affordable Signs, Third Eye Consulting Group, First Financial of Baton Rouge LLC, Louisiana Museum Foundation, Capitol Park Friends, Louisiana Travel, and the Winifred & Kevin Reilly, Jr. Foundation and will be on view through September 17.
Image (detail): Katrina Andry, The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came, #2, 2018, woodcut with mylar, 60 3/8 x 43 3/4 inches