BUFFER: Recent Work by Staple Goods Collective Members, November 11 – December 3, 2017


oil on panel, 24″x48″

Opening reception: Saturday, November 11, 6 to 9 pm; also November 18, noon-9pm for Prospect.4 opening weekend

To celebrate the opening of Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Staple Goods cooperative members are presenting a special group exhibition for the month of November that explores the context and meaning of the word Buffer as both noun and verb. As a noun, Buffer refers to a bulwark, an interrupter, an inline resistor for processing incoming stimulus.  Buffer as an action involves shielding, protecting, insulating or guarding one’s community or identity.

Staple Goods is one of many emerging art venues in the St. Claude Arts District, a post-Katrina development that has taken shape alongside Prospect New Orleans, now an international Triennial.  Staple Goods is an approved Satellite venue during Prospect.4, an international triennial curated by artistic director Trevor Schoonmaker.  New Orleans promises to be stirring with a large international audience through the duration of the triennial.

The city of New Orleans, as Northern-most port in the Caribbean, has long been a place with porous boundaries and tangled exchange. Flipping the glass, New Orleans is a bottom-land within the United States, where things settle, accumulate, and percolate in ways that yield complex offspring and communities. Works by collective members in this exhibition explore the complexity of this buffer zone from a formal, material, sociological and historical perspective.

Featured Artists: Thomasine Bartlett, Aaron Collier, William DePauw, Abe Geasland, Kristina KnipeNorah Lovell, Kaori Maeyama, Anne C. Nelson, Jack Niven, and Lorna Williams.

Staple Goods

1340 St. Roch Ave.
New Orleans, LA, 70117


Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 pm, except for Second Saturdays when hours are 6-9 pm. For more information, visit Staple Goods website.