Baton Rouge Gallery's July Exhibition to Feature the Latest Works from April Hammock, Randell Henry and Tom Richard
Baton Rouge Gallery (“BRG”) is proud to feature the latest works from three of its artist members – April Hammock, Randell Henry and Tom Richard. The three-person exhibition will be on display at BRG through July 30, 2015 with no admission charges during normal gallery hours (12-6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday).
A ‘First Wednesday’ Opening Reception will be held - in partnership with BREC - at the gallery, located inside City Park (1515 Dalrymple Drive) to celebrate the exhibition on July 1, 2015 from 7 – 9 p.m. As always, ‘First Wednesday’ Opening Receptions are free and open to the public.
On Sunday, July 5, the gallery’s ARTiculate Artist Talk series will offer an intimate look at the inspirations, techniques and thoughts that led to the works featured in the gallery. Each of the exhibiting artists will be on hand to discuss their work and answer questions from those in attendance. ARTiculate begins at 4 p.m. and is also free and open to the public.
Visitors to the exhibition will be treated to Hammock’s abstract landscapes, Henry’s vivid abstract collages, and Richard’s playful take on abstract expressionism.
April Hammock - Surfaced
April Hammock's "Surfaced" dives into how events - both big and small, significant and seemingly meaningless - can impact the world. Influenced by old myths, poems and songs, Hammock became inspired by the change that can be brought about by the rising and falling of both great and small occurrences. Through the layering of colors, she creates paintings of strong landscapes that express the transitive property of time.
Hammock became a BRG Artist Member in 2001. She received her B.F.A. in Visual Arts and Design at Southeastern University and her M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at Louisiana State University. Hammock has exhibited work in national and local galleries from New York to California, as well as throughout her home state of Louisiana. Hammock has taught art at Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Southeastern University. She is currently an instructor for the Talented Visual Arts in the East Baton Rouge Gifted and Talented Program at Baton Rouge Magnet High School.
Randell Henry - Abstractions in Collage
Bright, passionate and thought provoking are just a few words to describe Randell Henry's artwork in "Abstractions in Collage." Henry's use of vivid color and mixed media collage create vibrant depth; provoking onlookers to practically feel crooning nighttime blues sessions and the popping, jumping jazzy tunes of the Harlem Renaissance. Through the use of abstraction and collage, Henry recalls African American history and pushes us all to appreciate the artists, writers and musicians that touched our world.
Henry, a BRG Artist Member since 1985, was recently featured in "60 Americans," a popular contemporary art exhibit at Elga Wimmer PCC in New York honoring 60 influential American artists. He received his B.F.A. at Southern University, where he is currently on faculty within their Department of Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums from New Orleans to Ghana. Henry’s work has been exhibited at Southern University Museum of Art, The West Baton Rouge Museum, Dallas Museum of African American Art, The Museum of Arts and Science in Daytona Beach, Florida and The National Museum of Ghana.
In “You Ain’t Got Jack, Son,” Tom Richard evaluates the past by addressing issues of history, how history is made and how it subsequently shapes identity. Through the use of toys and historical imagery, Richard uses spontaneous abstraction to remake historical figures and photographs to create a moment that feels "right" to him. Richard's paintings and drawings combine images that allude to Baroque and Expressionist paintings while incorporating mixed media pieces and images of his childhood toys.
Tom Richard, a BRG Artist Member since 2007, earned his B.A. from Louisiana State University and M.F.A. from the University at Albany, SUNY. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago and Little Rock. Richard has been chosen by jurors around the country for special recognition in national and regional exhibitions, with recent solo exhibitions at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR and the Laredo Center for the Arts in Laredo, TX. Richard is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas in Monticello, Arkansas.
If you would like more information on this exhibition or on any programming or events at Baton Rouge Gallery, please contact us at 225.383.1470.