November 11, 2010 - January 27, 2011
ISAAC DELGADO FINE ART GALLERY/DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
City Park Campus, Building 1 , 3rd floor,
615 City Park Avenue
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Until recently, daily life and its mundane surfaces and textures were generally considered the bane of artistic creation. A new generation of artists reconsiders how the unassuming lack of façade in quotidian life can lead to new realms of expression. Everyday Hybrid at Isaac Delgado Fine Art Galley features seven artists from this new generation; Panacea Theriac is one of these artists.
Monkey Man Explorer/ Fuji color print (medium format camera)
Panacea Theriac, otherwise known as Miss Pussycat, is a New Orleans-based puppeteer.
Born in Antlers, Oklahoma, she began learning puppetry at the Christian Puppet Youth Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Antlers. In 1993 she moved to New Orleans and assisted in founding the influential night club “Pussycat Caverns.” For the past 15 years she has traveled internationally conducting puppet shows in night clubs and art galleries.
In the Mountains / Fuji Color print (medium format camera)
She is the President of Rhinestone Records and produces vinyl LPs of her puppet band, Flossie and the Unicorns. Her three full-length puppet movies, North Pole Nutrias (2002), Electric Swamp (2005), and most recently Trixie and The Treetrunks (commissioned by Vice magazine in 2007), have featured the voices of numerous New Orleans musical, political, and literary celebrities, including Sheriff Harry Lee, seafood entrepreneur Al Scramuzza, Antoinette K-Doe, and Andrei Codrescu.
Trixie and the Treetrunks, 2007 / press photo of band from Harvest Fest