In the winter of 2012, I was invited by Dave Rhodes to participate in Expose: New Orleans. The juxtaposition of the biomorphic and curvilinear with the linearity of the urban setting was very appealing to me. And of course, the opportunity to have my work reproduced at an enormous scale and on display during Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl was too enticing to pass up.

"Comprised of a diverse mix of talent, inspiration, and creativity, participating artists have come together from equally diverse cities around the world to display their work in a large scale and highly visible public format.

Expose's goal is to enhance New Orleans cityscape and Mardi Gras experience for local's and visitors, while giving artists an opportunity to expose their work to a large audience.

All art billboard's have been thoughtfully curated. Their locations have been placed on or near Mardi Gras parade routes.

Mardi Gras is the time of year where over a million visitors take to the streets for parades, balls, and events around the entire city. With the addition of New Orleans hosting the Super Bowl during this time, the eyes of the entire world will be on the Crescent City for the biggest show on Earth. For those unfamiliar with this public exhibit, they will surely have a moment of welcomed surprise when they see it. The art is in the discovery.

Expose is founded and ran by Artist/Curator, Dave Rhodes, who notably brought London's Art Below to New Orleans in 2012 for a twenty International Billboard Exhibit during Mardi Gras in which he co-curated."

Billboard on Canal Street derived from Pitapatation. Text reads 'Life is a balancing act.'

Modiano Expose New Orleans

Billboard on Franklin in the Marigny derived from Complexity 5.

Nola Defender Pelican Bomb
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