Mary Ann CaffeRy : Waiting for the Dawn
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 07/03, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 07/07 AT 4 P.M.
Mary Ann Caffery is a photographer who utilizes her relationship to the special landscape in Louisiana as a personal spiritual experience. For her, nature is her cathedral. In this body of work Caffery nods to traditional photography techniques and processes, utilizing the warm tones and light of the early morning sun on the landscape. She also pays special attention to the way that time plays a roll in the content of the work; linking the birds themselves with ancient history and the sky as a metaphor for the future.
“I photograph wading birds and landscapes…large wading birds because they are a direct link with dinosaurs of the past, as well as an allegorical link with heaven, or the future,” she states, “Photographing in a cypress or tupelo swamp is like being in a cathedral that soars into the sky. It is a solitary and spiritual experience. “
Caffery has been an Artist Member of Baton Rouge Gallery since 1987. She earned her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Centenary College of Louisiana, and her Masters of Fine Arts with a studio concentration in stained glass from Louisiana State University.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Theresa Herrera, Linda Jeffers, & Brian Kelly. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through August 1, 2019.