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Opening Reception: September 10th, 2022, 6-9PM, the artist will be in attendance and the event is open to the public. This exhibition will be on view through October 2, 2022.


The Second Story Gallery is pleased to announce our next exhibition, SOLAR, a two-person show of works by Kathy Rodriguez and Jefferey Rinehart. Exploring vision, light and distortion, their pieces express the underlying mysteries beneath ordinary surfaces, everyday objects and familiar landscapes. Rodriguez’s lusciously glazed oil on canvas/muslin paintings morph conventional landscapes into illuminated dreamscapes, evoking artists such as Odilon Redon and Marsden Hartley. The brushwork is corporeal, the subjects are totemic. In a hallucinogenic association, a sun with solar flares shapeshifts into a bursting pomegranate in Staring at the Sun: Solar Flares, 2022. Rodriguez will exhibit seven paintings in total.

Rinehart’s works employ a range of approaches including digitally printed pieces and other media to create elements of transparency and distortion. Rinehart copper etching plates, which are traditionally used the vehicle for printmaking, are given permission as a final surface, oxidized to create topographical facades of esoteric interiority. Eleven of Rinehart’s copper plates, photographs, and sculptures will be on view.


Kathy Rodriguez and Jeffrey Rinehart have exhibited extensively at local and national levels. Both artists teach in the Fine Arts Department at the University of New Orleans and have occupied gallery director roles in addition to being active members of our regional arts community.

Image 1: Kathy Rodriguez, Staring at the Sun: Solar Flares, 2022, oil on canvas, 26 x 24 IN.

Image 2: Jeffrey Rinehart, The Reach #2, 2022, oxidized copper plate, 36 x 46 IN.

Contact: Cynthia Ramirez, gallery liaison  

The Second Story Gallery

Located in The New Orleans Healing Center

2372 St. Claude Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70117

Gallery hours: 9AM – 6PM, daily


Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 12-6pm

Second Floor of the New Orleans Healing Center 

A Contemporary Art Gallery

2372 St. Claude Ave.

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