Katrina Andry: The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came

Katrina Andry,  The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came #1, #2 , and #3, 2018, woodcut and mylar, Courtesy of Artist

Katrina Andry, The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came #1, #2, and #3, 2018, woodcut and mylar, Courtesy of Artist

Katrina Andry: The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came includes large-scale color reduction prints and a mixed-media, site-specific installation for exhibition. This new body of work offers an alternate mythology for African men, women, and children thrown overboard during the Middle Passage, but also suggests the lingering violence against people of color. Andry’s series considers the promise of the rainbow—the promise not to be destroyed again by water—unfulfilled for people of color who continue to endure violence and erasure three hundred years after the initial journey toward enslavement.

Katrina Andry: The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came is on view November 15, 2018 through March 25, 2019.


About the Artist

Katrina Andry holds an MFA in Printmaking from LSU. She lives and maintains a studio in New Orleans. Most recently Andry was one of seven artists included in New Orleans Museum of Art’s “Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories”, an exhibition reconsidering New Orleans upon the city’s tricentennial. Andry was listed in the January-February 2012 issue of Art in Print as one of the top 50 printmakers. Katrina is an active member of the Staple Goods Collective in the St. Roch neighborhood of New Orleans. She has also been awarded residencies from the Joan Mitchell Center of New Orleans, Anchor Graphics in Chicago, and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California.


Exhibition Sponsors

Katrina Andry: The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council. Additional support is provided by the following Annual Exhibition Fund donors: The Imo N. Brown Memorial Fund in memory of Heidel Brown and Mary Ann Brown; Louisiana CAT; Charles Schwing; Alma Lee, H.N. and Cary Saurage Fund; Newton B. Thomas Family/Newtron Group; Susanna Atkins McCarthy; Mr. and Mrs. Sanford A. Arst; and LSU College of Art & Design.

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