Prospect.2: Bruce Davenport Jr.

15 December 2011

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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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.

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