Jeremiah Ariaz, associate professor of photography at the LSU School of Art, is excited to announce the premier exhibition of his recent photographs. Louisiana Trail Riders will debut in a solo exhibition at the Zeitgeist gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, October 1–29, 2016. An opening reception will be held Saturday, October 1, from 6–9 p.m.
“This work is very special to me and the first body of work I’ve made in my adopted home of Louisiana,” said Ariaz.
Leading up to the show in Nashville, Billy Reid, who hails from Amite, Louisiana, featured a selection of 12 of Ariaz’s photographs at a series of in-store events at his annual SHINDIG held in Florence, Alabama (August 26–28). Billy Reid is a designer based in Florence and has won numerous awards including the 2001/2012 CFDA Men’s Designer of the Year. His work celebrates fine craftsmanship and is manufactured in the textile mills of the South.
“If I’ve been dressing better in the last few years, he’s to thank,” added Ariaz. “As a fan of both his clothing and business practices, I’ve wanted to attend the SHINDIG for years and was delighted to be a participant alongside folks like chef John Besh, musicians John Paul White, the Dawes, The Watson Twins, Tony Joe White, and a host of other inspiring people.”
Ariaz’s photographs were shown at a variety of Billy Reid events prior to SHINDIG, including events in Chicago and Atlanta.