Nodarse brings artwork ‘out of storage’ for Bry Art Gallery exhibit

ULM Hawkeye

The “Out of Storage” exhibit is now open at Bry Art Gallery and will be available to the public until Oct. 20.

The exhibit features art by Stefan Nodarse, an adjunct art professor and ULM alumnus. He is also the curator of collections and exhibitions at Masur Museum of Art.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8-11:30 a.m. A gallery talk and reception will be held Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. and is open to the campus and community. The exhibit is a collection of paintings and sculptures that were recently brought out of storage. 

Some of the pieces were made in 2018 and others have been in storage for over a year because Nodarse just didn’t have a place for them.

The collection includes portraits of Nodarse himself as well as other people like his friends and family. 

The self-portraits were painted during quarantine and show the artist’s emotions during isolation. Nodarse said the first self-portrait is “an examination of my state of mind, at that state of mind.”

Nodarse came back to ULM after teaching 3D design at Indiana State in Terre Haute.

Nodarse is originally from Oak Grove, Louisiana and got his Bachelor of Fine Arts from ULM in 2009 and his Master of Fine Arts with distinction in printmaking from Indiana State in 2018.