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    Bruce Davenport Jr., Ain’t Nothing But A Pen In My Hand, 2011 Fabercastell markets and pen on acid free paper/ 40 × 60 inches Courtesy of the Artist

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    Bruce Davenport Jr., Ain’t Nothing But A Pen In My Hand, 2011 Fabercastell markets and pen on acid free paper/ 40 × 60 inches Courtesy of the Artist

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    Bruce Davenport Jr., I do what I do but I don’t like doing it alone, 2011 Fabercastell markets and pen on acid free paper/ 40 × 60 inches Courtesy of the Artist

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    Bruce Davenport Jr., I do what I do but I don’t like doing it alone, 2011 Fabercastell markets and pen on acid free paper/ 40 × 60 inches Courtesy of the Artist

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    Bruce Davenport Jr., Making My Grandparents Proud of Their Grandbaby, 2011 Fabercastell markets and pen on acid free paper/ 40 × 60 inches Courtesy of the Artist

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    Bruce Davenport Jr., Making My Grandparents Proud of Their Grandbaby, 2011 Fabercastell markets and pen on acid free paper/ 40 × 60 inches Courtesy of the Artist

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    Bruce Davenport Jr., Making My Grandparents Proud of Their Grandbaby, 2011 Fabercastell markets and pen on acid free paper/ 40 × 60 inches Courtesy of the Artist

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    Bruce Davenport Jr. Image courtesy of the Artist.

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    Bruce Davenport Jr. Image courtesy of the Artist.

Prospect.2: Bruce Davenport Jr.

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

The New Orleans Biennial, Prospect.2, appropriately holds a mirror to the city’s character and history with the variety of art on show – pulling in big international names (Sophie Calle), big local artists (William Eggleston) and lesser-known New Orleans creatives. Falling into the latter – but with no less critical esteem – is Bruce Davenport Jr. His perspective-less, intense iterations of marching bands are a vast miniaturisation about the idea of “assembly” (historically, politically and musically). A kind of folk art through its social intentions and depiction, it is still also seen as fine art as he exhibits time and again to an excellent reception.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.