Gery Anderson art gallery

With Gery Anderson at his art gallery on Selma Avenue are Kiki Lewis and Chalon Lunceford, daughters of the people who owned the abstract expressionism art on display and for sale at Anderson Gallery on Sept. 16. The painting between them is by Mary Ferris Kelly and was owned by the late Bill and Lyn Kendall. Photo by Fred Guarino.

The Anderson Gallery on Selma Avenue, owned by retired Selma dentist Gery Anderson, hosted a showing of excellent works of abstract expressionism from 1960’s New Orleans on Sept. 16.

The show included pieces from the collection of the late Lyn and Bill Kendall of Sardis. According to Anderson, “Most of these oils on canvas are by Mary Ferris Kelly during her time at Sophie Newcomb College. She studied under artist-in-residence there Mark Rothko to whom she attributes much influence on her work.

Anderson said after the death of the Kendalls, their daughters inherited the collection “and due to downsizing are now offering these one-of-a-kind works for sale.” Anderson went to school with the daughters.

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