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Times Picayune – Lagniappe Arts Magazine

Contemporary Arts Center

“Twenty New Orleans Artists”

October 29 – November 22, 1987

Opening Reception: Saturday July 2nd, 6-8pm

Contemporary Arts Center

900 Camp Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Tu-Sa 10AM to 5PM

From Times Picayune Lagniappe Arts MagazineArt Critic – Roger Green

“Malcolm Moran’s delicate oils on paper, most portraying a single palm tree with spiky-looking leaves, also have a faintly looking metallic quality, traceable to their paletts of gentle blues, greens and browns, all having more or less the same restful tonality. The trees simplified into flat, interlocking areas of these colors, also have a naive quality that somewhat suggests – in subdued form – paintings by the 19th century primitive Henri Rousseau.

Moran’s paintings. like Rousseau’s, create a fantastic or visionary impression, almost like images remembered from dreams. Moran has shown his almost surrealistic paintings of trees in previous exhibits at the CAC, including this year’s edition of “Art for Arts Sake”. However, the earlier shows usually featured only a single painting by the artist, and seeing a larger body of his work is a treat.”

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