MARY ANN CAFFERY : FIRST LIGHT
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 08/01, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 08/05 AT 4 P.M.
First Light, Mary Ann Caffery’s latest BRG exhibition, is the product of incredible patience. As a photographer regularly in search of the birds indigenous to southern Louisiana, she finds herself equally searching for the “special soft light in the early morning” that she can’t quite describe in words. She describes the experience of the right lighting matching up with the right subject as both spiritual and painstaking.
“Maybe this special first light will reveal itself today, maybe not. Maybe it will bathe my subject in its luminescence, maybe not. … I will wait. I will return.”
Known by many as an accomplished stained glass artist, even her work in that medium focuses on the idea of transmitted, reflected and absorbed light and is characterized by the use of spectral intensity color. Recurring themes of her work - regardless of media - are water, gardens and human virtues.
Caffery has studied with prominent designers and artists in the United States, France, Germany and Canada. Her work has been included in the Corning Museum's annual New Glass Review three times and is owned by museums in Japan, Germany and the U.S., including the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA). Her mosaic work can be seen in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the Lafayette Regional Airport.
She has been an artist member at Baton Rouge Gallery since 1987.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Rosemary Goodell and Alex Podesta. All works from these three artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through August 30, 2018.