Virginia-born and New Orleans-based artist Avery Lawrence uses his family history to inspire the work presented in this multi-media installation. 

In Arranging Suitcases, he explores the story of his paternal grandparents to inform a video-based performance that is physically demanding and ultimately surreal. The video will be on view in Parse Gallery within an installation of complementary drawings, paintings, custom-designed wallpaper and site-specific performances.

Parse is located at 134 Carondelet Street, New Orleans and the exhibition runs from September 7th until the 28th.