Nader’s Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming show of Susan Attaway’s photography collection of vintage neon signs from iconic Shreveport businesses, past and present. Attaway grew up in Shreveport, but moved to New York City during her early 20s. There she worked as a photographer’s assistant, attended the School of Visual Arts, married and had two daughters. Eventually she and her daughters moved back to Shreveport and have lived here ever since. Over the years she has attended photo workshops in New York and Santa Fe and art classes at LSU-S. She has created photo portraits and black and white fine art photography. Her published works include a limited edition poster and photographs in Houston Consumer Guide. All along she also pursued her love of drawing in pastel and charcoal, and eventually began painting in oils – mostly abstract. She has participated in solo and group shows at Art Space, the Meadows Museum, Art Port, and the Norsworthy Gallery.
Over the years, Attaway has tried to capture on film the disappearing landmarks of Shreveport – hence the neon signs of many favorite restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and more. Most of these signs no longer exist, or are not functioning anymore. This show is a collection of those memory filled and iconic locations, sure to evoke nostalgia. Images are available in several mediums including prints, multimedia paintings and Italian botticino marble coasters, wine stoppers, and ornaments; perfect for collecting or gifting.
Visit Nader’s Gallery on Thursday, November 30 from 4-7p.m., to attend Shreveport: Nostalgic Neon, photography by Susan Attaway. Her one-of-a-kind photographs will be available for purchase during the Shreveport Neon event, and will continue to be available exclusively at Nader’s Gallery.