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Current Exhibition

O'Kane Gallery

New Orleans: Sound of Drifting Shadows
September 7 - October 19, 2023

Five Obstructions (artwork)

Kaori Maeyama, Five Obstructions, 2023

Kaori Maeyama is an urban landscape painter based in New Orleans. Aided by the use of brayers, squeegees, and a dark tonal palette, New Orleans: Sound of Drifting Shadows highlights the city’s mundane vignettes, from desolate residential neighborhoods to uncanny industrial landscapes. Maeyama's evocative nocturnal paintings, absent of human presence, often suggest the passage of time through blurred imagery and aged architecture or natural forms.

After relocating from Fukuoka, Japan in 1994, Maeyama obtained a BA in Film Production from the University of New Orleans and an MFA in painting from Tulane University. Her work has been exhibited at LeMieux Galleries and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and in 2020 she participated in the Artist-in-Residency program at the Joan Mitchell Center.