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Baton Rouge Gallery Proud to Exhibit the Latest from Anne Boudreau, Haejung Lee and Matt Morris In September 

 

Baton Rouge Gallery (“BRG”), a BREC facility, is proud to feature the latest works from three of its artist members - Anne Boudreau, Haejung Lee and Matt Morris– during its September exhibition. The three-person exhibition will be on display at BRG through September 31, 2015 with no admission charges during normal gallery hours (12-6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday).   

 

A ‘First Wednesday’ Opening Reception will be held at the gallery, located inside BREC’s historic City Park (1515 Dalrymple Drive) to celebrate the exhibition on September 2, 2015 from 7 – 9 p.m. As always, ‘First Wednesday’ Opening Receptions are free and open to the public.   

 

On Sunday, September 6, 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. Two of the three exhibiting artists, Morris and Boudreau, 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 Anne Boudreau's transformative textile installations, Haejung Lee's expressive ceramics and Matt Morris's playfully mind-bending photography.  

 

 

Anne Boudreau - Relief 

 

In "Relief", Anne Boudreau binds and reshapes the gallery space with her large three-dimensional installations as she shares with us her passion and appreciation for space. From seed pods to the constellations, Boudreau brings the interconnectedness of her environment to her fabric installation work. Through the use of wire, twine, fabric manipulation and paint, Boudreau creates soft yet rigid constructions that when placed together create a flow and visual relationship that crafts a new environment.   

 

Boudreau, a BRG Artist Member since 1998, received her B.F.A at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Boudreau then served as the Director for Baton Rouge Gallery in the early nineties before going on to receive her M.F.A. in painting and sculpture at the University of South Carolina State. Boudreau has exhibited in many galleries locally and nationwide with the most recent being at the Vero Beach Museum of Art (Vero Beach, FL). She has exhibited in the Alexandria Museum of Art (Alexandria, LA), the LSU Museum of Art (Baton Rouge, LA), and the 2011 group exhibition, Stitch in Time, at Antenna Gallery (New Orleans, LA). She is currently and Artist and Art Teacher for the Gifted and Talented Program in Lafayette, LA. 

 

 
Haejung Lee - Interpersonal Relationship  

We all struggle with balance, we all straddle different spheres of life. We move between work responsibilities and family, personal identity and relationships, prioritizing our extended and nuclear family; we all have to learn how to navigate the waters of our life. In "Interpersonal Relationship", Haejung Lee uses ceramics to explain her struggle and show how she bridges the gaps that she experiences as a Korean adjusting to life in American culture. Lee helps us all understand her struggle, as she explores the intersection of cultural assimilation and preservation in her delicate yet dynamic ceramic works of art.  

 

Haejung Lee joined BRG as an Artist Member in 2011. She earned her B.F.A. in ceramics at the Kyung Hee University, Suwon, KOREA. She went on to earn two M.F.A. degrees in ceramics from Kyung Hee University, Suwon, KOREA and Louisiana State University. Lee has been featured internationally and had numerous solo and group exhibitions. Lee has been awarded several prizes and fellowships such as NCECA 2011 Emerging Artist, Best of Show at Art Melt 2008, the Lormina Salter Fellowship in 2009 from Baltimore Clayworks, a juried solo show at Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taipei, Taiwan 2012 and a McKnight residence artist grant for 2013 from Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Matt Morris - Cluttered Myths

 

Matt Morris keeps his audience wondering in "Cluttered Myths" a collection of surreal photographs of found objects that are eye pleasing and lighthearted. Morris got his start in drawing and painting but as his work progressed he gradually moved to photography. His recent work plays with the scale of found objects alongside his family heirlooms. “I find it fascinating to breathe new life into these things that were once valued but have since been discarded or become obsolete. It gives me a chance to create new stories about our relationship to the environment,” says Morris. Morris manipulates his photographs in his studio while he photographs, preferring to stage his photographs instead of using Photoshop. By changing the context of the objects, Morris believes he can bring out the beauty of everyday objects. “Beauty can be found in a set of alligator skin luggage or even a cathode ray television.” says Morris.

 

Morris has been a BRG Artist Member since 2009 and serves as Artist Liaison on the Board of Directors. Morris earned his B.F.A. at Louisiana State University and his M.F.A. at San Diego State University. Morris has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Paris, and Hamburg. While in Southern California, he was awarded the Los Angeles Artcore prize by Roland Reiss. He returned to Louisiana in 2008 and Morris currently works as an adjunct professor teaching photography, drawing and art appreciation at Louisiana State University and Baton Rouge Community College.   

 

 

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.