Artists Justin Tyler Bryant, Rosemary Goodell and Haejung Lee will present their work from October 5 to 28 at the Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive.
The gallery will host a virtual opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on October 6 on its Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Bryant said his exhibit, “Back to Black,” reintroduces the color black into his paint palette, “also framing a conversation around portraying black as a means in itself of making paintings.”
“The old fresco technique is used with contemporary imagery as an idea for observational study that is not regulated by blank gaze,” he said. “I am interested in the timeless quality of the fresco and the satisfying presence of the black representation. “
Bryant is an instructor at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech and is a 2019-2020 Exchange Fellow Artist for the Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Goodell’s exhibition, “Improvisations”, takes on a musical theme.
“I come from a family of musicians,” she says. Starting with piano, accordion and ending with drums and glockenspiel, my musical career never took off. But I found my voice in the visual arts. “
Much like jazz musicians improvise, Goodell said his work begins in a personal place.
“Each footprint takes an unpredictable path expressing a feeling about something or a place,” she said. “In music, different instrumental sounds are arranged to express an idea. In visual art, the elements of line, color, shape, texture and value are the artist’s instruments. The selection of these elements becomes arrangement. When I compose a print, I play with these elements. “
Lee’s exhibit, “Namoo,” shows how becoming a mom has changed her life and her job.
“I used to create my work based on my personal interests and experiences in current situations,” she said. “One of the biggest changes in my life was becoming a mom. Because of this, I had so many new experiences not only physically but also mentally and spiritually. My son, Hayden, has become my priority and my interest.”
This exhibition shows how she incorporated Hayden’s designs into her ceramic pieces.
The opening hours of the gallery are from noon to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. Face masks and social distancing are required inside the gallery. For more information, call (225) 383-1470 or visit batonrougegallery.org.