Monday, February 17, 2014


Art critic Eric Bookhardt just published a nice review of my art show in the Gambit:

Theme and Variations: Mixed Media by Sylvaine Sancton, Through March 1, Barrister's Gallery, 2331 St. Claude Ave, 710-4506.

In art lingo, work that fulfills its potential is deemed "fully realized," and this show has many examples. Sylvaine Sancton's abstract paintings and sculptures at Barrister's express a fully realized vision that transcends media. Whether it's paint, wood or travertine, Sancton's sinuous, organic forms are pristine articulations of the transcendent reality that she sees just beyond the ordinary reality we all share. One unusual attribute of this show is how the sculpture "explains" the paintings and vice-versa, making it clear that all reflect the same essential vision, which is just as much a "reality" as any "realistic" art, subjective though it may be. Or as she puts it: "The nature of my work is sensual and emotional. There are only lines, color, and matter... It does not represent reality. It is reality"    
—Eric Bookhardt, Gambit,  2/17/2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Finally finished setting up my show with Barrister's Gallery owner Andy Antippas on Thursday. I think my work looks very much at home in this space. Looking forward to the opening tonight. The sun's out now, so with a little luck the weather will will warm up a bit and gallery visitors will be able to enjoy a glass of wine and mingle in the courtyard. The work is a mixture of drawings, paintings and sculpture (bronze, stone, and wood). I look forward to seeing many of you there. If you can't make the opening, the show runs through March 1.
Barrister's Gallery
2331 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
Opening: Feb. 8, 6 - 9 pm

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


I am busy this week preparing for my solo show at Barrister's Gallery, which opens this Saturday, Feb. 8, 6 - 9 pm. The show will feature new drawings and paintings, along with some of my wood and stone sculpture. Keeping my fingers crossed for nice weather, which will allow visitors to linger and mingle in Barrister's courtyard over a glass of wine. If you're in the neighborhood, please come. And if you can't make the opening, the show runs until March 1.
2331 St. Claude Street
New Orleans, LA 70117