ARTSEEN: THE BATON ROUGE CREATIVES It is a rare opportunity to view works that display the voice of our artistic organizations outside of their walls. This exhibition speaks to the diversity of local art in our region and the community we comprise. Featuring works from the commercial gallery Contemporain Bankston / Adams Gallery, non-profit artist project-based collective Elevator Projects, and The Greater Baton Rouge Arts Council’s Fire House Gallery.
YOURS, MINE & OURS Looking deeper into the dynamic of pair-bonded artists is what this exhibit explores. Each individual artist creates a work that is indicative of their personality, their style, with the freedom of creating whatever they chose. Some couples choose to also create a collaborative work that represents their collective lives. This voyeuristic foray into the inner worlds of artists’ life should open a new understanding of their work and an enhanced appreciation of the human experience.
Movement, flow, and passion, these are the threads that tie solo exhibitions OVRFLO by Aaron Hogan and The Poofs by John Michael Byrd together. Both capture ethereal movement and the spontaneity of water Byrd as media, Hogan as environment.
John Michael Byrd, Franklin, Louisiana native, Studio Art graduate of LSU and MFA from University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Byrd is primarily a painter, but has experimented in sculpture, printmaking, video and performance work. Byrds masterful use of line blurs the recognizable and abstract, pushing the viewer to actively interpret the subject matter. Byrd has shown works internationally, been published, and continues to seek new opportunities to share his creations with the world.
This passion project OVRFLO by, photographer and Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, Aaron Hogan is an exhibition Hogan has been wanting to produce for years. Given the careful selection of models, location and opportunity it has finally become a reality. Spectacular camera angles, lighting and composition matched with exceptional print quality are the overlapping principles of Hogan’s private and public work. Hogan’s company, Eye Wander Photography has become the benchmark of professional photography through the community and world at large. Hogan develops a global perspective from international destination commission that inform and enrich his quality of work.
Joint exhibitions OVRFLO and The Poofs will be on display at The Healthcare Gallery, 3488 Brentwood Drive, Suite 103, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809, January 18, 2016 - April 1, 2016. Reception for this exhibition will be January 30, 2016, 6-9pm, the event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to the exhibition.
This exhibition features nude models, parental discretion is advised.