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First Wednesday at BRG

 

   

September 3 - 28, 2017

The latest works from Jamie Baldridge, Rosemary Goodell, and Isoko Onodera

'First Wednesday' Opening on September 6 (7 - 9 p.m.)

 

 

Jamie Baldridge : Mortal Engines

 

Jamie Baldridge is a surrealist who creates psychological tableaux by manipulating and constructing photographs that externalize the inner dialogues of consciousness. Through the use of digital manipulation, he creates deeply symbolic and stunning images that confront his culture and illuminate the abstruse nature of the human condition. In Mortal Engines, Baldridge stages sets for photographing which he then finishes using digital editing.

Baldridge, a Louisiana native, earned his B.F.A. and M.F.A. at Louisiana State University and has gone on to exhibit in galleries throughout the world. He has published two books and his work has been featured on album covers and commercial campaigns, as well as in ARTnews, Zoom, Harper's Bazaar Russia, Photo+, Juxtapoz, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Dubai's The National and many more.

His works can be found in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute and Cornell University in addition to local collections in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art & Louisiana State University's Special Collections. Baldridge currently resides in Lafayette, LA and is a Professor of New Media & Digital Art at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

 

Rosemary Goodell : New York Prints

 

In August of last year, Rosemary Goodell’s Baton Rouge home and studio of twenty five years experienced extensive flooding with five feet of water destroying her work and more.  Displaced by the damage, she and her husband decided to temporarily relocate to New York City to be closer to their daughter and her family. During her time there, in February in March of this year, she worked independently in the print studio at the Student Arts League.

Inspired by vibrant city life and longing for nature, it was here she created her works from ink and printing plate, using stencils and found objects.

Born in California, Goodell studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, U.C.L.A., and received her B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in art and M.A. in Painting from University of California, Berkeley. In 2003 she was awarded a visual artist fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts. In 1998, she received Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship to study and travel in Japan. She completed a painting fellowship at Skidmore College in 1996 and a residency in painting at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont in 2001. 

 

Isoko Onodera : Marble Run

 

In her September exhibition, Marble Run, Isoko Onodera’s imagery captures the symbolic, metaphysical narrative of human nature.  By painting figures as motif, Onodera examines what lies in the core of human beings. Furthermore, she is motivated by the contemplation on the similarity between a person’s life and the process of painting.  Onodera observes an interesting parallel between how humans are formed throughout their lifetime and how her own paintings are created: they both are composed of multiple layers and each layer is an important and significant part of the whole.

Onodera came to the United States at the age of 22 from her native home in Iwate, Japan. After receiving her BFA in Painting from the University of Central Arkansas in 2006, she earned her MFA in Painting and Drawing at Louisiana State University in 2011.

In addition to numerous exhibitions in Louisiana, Onodera’s work has been seen from Philadelphia, PA to Pasadena, CA. She currently serves as an instructor at the LSU School of Art where she has taught a variety of courses related to figure painting.

 

 

October 1 - 26, 2017

The latest works from Rob Carpenter, Frankie Gould, Randell Henry, and Kathleen Lemoine

'First Wednesday' Opening on October 4 (7 - 9 p.m.)


 

For more information on upcoming exhibitions at the gallery, call 225.383.1470.