Past Exhibitions

Salon des Refuses
Opening: October 22, 2011, 6:00-10pm
October 22 – November 30, 2011

Salon des Refuses at Trouser House examines the birth of the avant-garde. The unjuried exhibit will feature work by local, national, and international artists. Work in all mediums will be included, with performance-based presentations by culinary, audio, and digital artists. This Parisian-style exhibit emphasizes the decadence and rebellion of the original Salon des Refuses (circa 1863).

Salon des Refuses visual artists include: Patch Somerville, Vanessa Sanborn, Matthew Hance, Catherine Nelson, Julie Johnson, Ormond White, Robin Rosemond, Grissel Giuliano, Ken Kenan, Kane Tenorio, Leah Floyd, Kyle Nugent, Li Pallas, Benji Alexander Palus, Ariya Martin, Allison Gordin, Teressa Longo, Margaret Hull, Ed Saavedra, Sarah Jenkins, Sarah Wiseman, Katie McMullin, Nora Rose Goddard, Carl Joe Williams, Emily R. McDonald, Joshua Duncan, Vanessa Centeno, Kat Cogswell, Stacey-Robin H. Johnson, Peter Hoffman, Chaz Ganster, John Isiah Walton, Mary Claire Delony, Jeanne Umbdenstock, Kathryn Wilson, Aubrey Edwards, Michelle Fontenot, D. Lammie-Hanson, Brandi Couvillion, Pere Ibanez, Jason Willome, Kitty Parakh, Lisa G. Bauer, Brian Amsterdam, Sarah Gramelspacher, David M. Alcantar, Jacquenette Arnette and Hugo Moro, Joseph Almendariz, Jedd Haas, Jack Robbins, Zé daLuz, Francine Stock, Shelby Taylor, Myrna L. Enamorado, Margaret Meinzer, Janine Joffe, Lisa Corradino, and Gin Taylor.

Additonal Salon des Refuses participants include: performance artist Ormond White; with culinary stylings by Anne Gisselson.

The exhibit is curated by Emily Morrison, Artistic Director, Trouser House.

June 11 – July 31, 2011
Eat Me, Drink Me

Eat Me, Drink Me is an interactive exhibit presenting culinary artists and mixologists from New Orleans. In the maze-like environment, viewer-participants are invited to navigate a series of rooms featuring floating plates with bite-sized morsels for the taking. Unique beverages will augment the experience, resulting in an art exhibit that piques taste buds across the palate.

March 12 – May 30, 2011
The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie is a contemporary art exhibit featuring work by eight New Orleans-based glass artists. Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ play of the same name, the installation includes glass art by Mark Morris, Joshua Cohen, Carlos Zervigon, Francine Stock, Althea Holden, Stephen T. Fuller “Drake,” Nick Van der Does, and Christian Stock. Artists featured in The Glass Menagerie employ a range of techniques–from glass blowing to sandblasting to kiln casting. The resulting visual menagerie presents both thematic and tangible ties to Tennessee Williams’ epic play, presenting The Glass Menagerie as you have never seen it before.

January 21 – March 5, 2011

Zine Library

Traveling exhibition at Unit B(gallery), San Antonio, Texas

December 11, 2010 – February 28, 2011 (Trouser House gallery)

Business Casual

November 13 – February 28, 2010 (Trouser House farm)


September 11 – October 30, 2010

Zine Library

Featuring 50 artists from New Orleans, Austin, and Mexico City

Zine Library features work by 50 zinesters from New Orleans, Austin, and Mexico City. The exhibit aims to connect the art of Zine-making with the impetus for the medium—the Do-it-Yourself movement, intersocial dynamics, and issues surrounding copyright and distribution of printed matter.

May 8 – July, 2010


Kate Hanrahan

KR Hanrahan’s Exoskeletons is an experiential environment, combining a fabric “womb,” figurative painting, and found-object-based sculpture. With this exhibition, the artist explores themes of life and death, and the power of nature.

April 10 – May 2, 2010


Siobhan Feehan

Siobhan Feehan’s exhibition VS. is series of works that investigate the nature of the constructed environment. The three installations at Trouser House focus on the symphony, the playing field, and a fantasy-based BOOHAUS.

March 13 – April 8, 2010


Stephen Kwok

Denominators is a multi-media installation by Stephen Kwok. The exhibition includes a series of portraits in the form of “to-do” lists, an interactive work involving a live feed video, and three works on paper that will be posted on the telephone poles in the neutral ground between Trouser House, The Front and Good Children Gallery.

February 13 – March 5, 2010

Open House (multimedia art, compost)

Second Saturday open house and informational exhibition featuring The Journey of the Opportunist by Angela and Mark Walley with an education-based presentation on compost.

December 12, 2009 – January 7, 2010

Open House (soil, sound)

Join Trouser House for a sound-based installation with work by Berlin-based artist, Robert Henke. In the Urban Farming room, viewers will find an informational piece on New Orleans’ soil content.

Special thanks to Robert Henke and Monolake for their in-kind release of the featured works.

November 14 – December 10, 2009

Open House (urban farm, urban art)

Trouser House’s first open house features an informational exhibition on urban farming and contemporary art. The two-part installation comprises found materials from the Trouser House farm and a video animation by graffiti artist BLU.


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