by Artemis Antippas
Artemis Antippas has created two new photographs from her Chicken series, each an 11x14” archival pigment print in an edition of 50. Each pictures a fried chicken drumstick dipped in multicolored glitter against a stark white background. Chicken (America) features classic red, white, and blue glitter, while Chicken (purple, green and gold) dons the festive colors of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. Though sold individually, the pair points to New Orleans’ image alternatively as a quintessential and radically different American city. The two also reinforce Antippas’ vision of the chicken as a truly democratic symbol of celebration locally.
Born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Antippas returned to the city in 2010 after seven years away. She graduated with a BA from American University in Washington, DC in 2008. And despite her best efforts to avoid the “family business” (her mother is an abstract painter and her father is an art dealer), Antippas began showing her photographs in 2014 when she was chosen for the “Louisiana Contemporary” juried exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. In addition to participating in Community Supported Art, Antippas is included in Pelican Bomb’s “Foodways” exhibition on view at the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (725 Howard Avenue) through January 25, 2015.
To learn more about Antippas and her Chicken series, read her interview on Pelican Bomb's Art Review.
Chicken (America) is available in a beautiful custom-built black or white frame with white matte for $150 or unframed for $80. Please allow extra delivery time for framed pieces.
Medium: Archival pigment print