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George Yerger and Leslie Addison are photographers and mixed media artists from New Orleans. They are currently represented in New Orleans by Cole Pratt Gallery. Their work is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston; The Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; The Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, Baton Rouge; The High Museum of Art in Atlanta and The New Orleans Museum of Art.
Their work has been featured at the Contemporary Art Center, in New Orleans and in exhibitions at the Mississippi Museum of Art, and University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Louisiana Arts and Science Museum among others. Awards include a Fellowship from the Pollock/Krasner Foundation, the Louisiana State Division of the Arts, Artist Fellowship (both artists, consecutive years) and two Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation grants.
Lifelong residents of the Southern US, they have completed several Art documentary projects about their own unique Southern Culture. For many years they have also been passionately involved in projects in South and Central America. This work has taken them to Peru, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Haiti. In addition, they have been under contracts by US and German based medical non-profits. They travel around the world, documenting their programs and the underserved people in developing countries that have been assisted.
George has a BA from Southeastern Louisiana University. His artistic insights have developed over 25 years of work and observation. He has an intuitive sense for creating complexly composed artwork and photographs, layered with ambiguous meaning.
Leslie attended the Art Institute of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico but her influences started practically at birth. Her grandmother was the fine art photographer Dina Woelffer. As a student of and then fellow teacher with Aaron Siskind and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Institute of Design, she formed life long friendships with them as well as other mid century photographers and painters. Her husband was the well-known Abstract Expressionist painter Emerson Woelffer. “Through them and their friendships with Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Max Earnst and others I was exposed to a constant flow of influences which helped shape my vision and passion
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