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GRFA is pleased to present HUNTER SLOAN: Good Night NYC,
a special solo exhibition featuring a scholarship winner from
the 2014 Art Contest.
 
 
ARTIST RECEPTION
 
Saturday, August 4th
White Linen Night
5:30 - 9:30 PM
747 Magazine Street
Near the corner of Magazine & Julia Street
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About the Exhibition
 
Photographer Hunter Sloan began the Good Night NYC series to playfully capture New York commuters who fell asleep on the subway, yet seemed to always wake up before their stop. As this series progressed, Sloan turned his camera to another segment of subway riders:  the many homeless individuals who depended upon the subway to escape the brutal winter. What began as a tongue-in-cheek documentary series became a visual exploration of human vulnerability and fortitude.
 
 
"Many nights, the subway cars were full of people trying to escape the cold. Through this project, I gained a deeper appreciation for the perseverance of the homeless community in New York and how they adapted to such a harsh environment."
 
 
 
About the Artist
 
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Hunter Sloan was first connected with the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts in 2014, when he won a scholarship in the Annual Art Contest. Since completing a BA in Photography and interning with world-renowned photographer Mark Seliger, Sloan has begun his career in Los Angeles as a portrait photographer. Though he no longer resides in the South, Louisiana culture, artists, and landscapes continue to inspire his work.
 
This summer, the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana, is displaying dual exhibitions of his work. Inked features photographs that celebrate ornamentation of the skin and its meaning across the globe; Human explores questions of identity and perception through thought provoking imagery.
 

 



Student Success
"The GRFA has immensely impacted my art along with my life. People seem to react and appreciate my submission for the foundation. I have offers of people wanting prints of my artwork and, not to sound cheesy and cliche, but opportunity just keeps on knocking. I'm really really appreciative that my art teacher introduced this contest to me and that I decided to be bold by creating something beautiful for this foundation, and to be honored for my creativity! I can't thank to GRFA office and George and Wendy Rodrigue enough for this amazing opportunity that I will always remember and carry proudly with me throughout my creative career."
- Jacob Broussard