JAMIE BALDRIDGE : NATURE ABHORS A VACUUM
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 10/03, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 10/07 AT 4 P.M.
Jamie Baldridge’s latest BRG exhibition, Nature Abhors a Vacuum, sees the artist continue in his practice of creating psychological tableaux by manipulating and constructing photographs that externalize the inner dialogues of consciousness. Through digital manioulation, he creates deeply symbolic and stunning images that confront his culture and illuminate the abstruse nature of the human condition. Baldridge stages sets for photographing which he then finishes using digital editing.
Baldridge grew up in New Iberia, LA. He 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.
An artist member at BRG since 2014, 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.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from David Horton, Heather Ryan Kelley, and Kristine Thompson. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through November 1, 2018.