Bury Barbie and celebrate the birth of Elle Orleans

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December 3rd, 2012


Barbie’s Jazz Funeral and Second Line – Introducing Elle Orleans


7:30 PM • December 8th
Jackson Square


“Elle Orleans,” introduces “Elle,” a female figure depicted in black & white as well as color ink paintings and collage by Jesse Freeman in collaboration with Geraldine Brezca. Freeman’s new creations confront the unrealistic physical and cultural ideals which have been historically portrayed by the Barbie doll, a distorted image which has been especially resonant in the lives of many young girls. She uses bright colors, playful design and boldly-worded text in a thoroughly engaging and innovative way, one that is part fashion statement, part political statement.


The evening will commence with Barbie’s jazz funeral/second line starting at Jackson Square at 7:30 p.m., then proceed to the reception/exhibit at L’Entrepot Gallery.


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Elle Orleans By Jesse Freeman in collaboration with Geraldine Brezca – Exhibit Opening


8:00 PM • December 8th
L’Entrepot Gallery – 527 Julia Street
Free and Open to the public
Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres


An exhibit of new works by New Orleans artist Jesse Freeman will be on display at L’Entrepot Gallery. The individual pieces comprise a body of work entitled “Elle Orleans,” which introduces “Elle,” a female figure depicted in black & white as well as color ink paintings and collage. Freeman’s new creations confront the unrealistic physical and cultural ideals which have been historically portrayed by the Barbie doll, a distorted image which has been especially resonant in the lives of many young girls. She uses bright colors, playful design and boldly-worded text in a thoroughly engaging and innovative way, one that is part fashion statement, part political statement.


Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will also be served at the event, which is free and open to the public.


For more information visit www.elleorleans.com or contact info@elleorleans.com

Tags: Elle Orleans, Bury Barbie, Art, Opening, free event

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