sam corso: avery island
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 10/02, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 10/06 AT 4 P.M.
While making his art career working in media like glass, Sam Corso moves into the more fluid media of oil paint to explore the landscapes and dramatic skies of Avery Island in this exhibition. He reflects on the dramatic and sublime experience of the land, at once familiar and new. “I have lived in Louisiana all of my life and in South Louisiana for most of it. Yet there are places in this exotic state that I have never seen. Until last May, one of those was Avery Island, whose beauty I had heard described as mystical. On a bright, sunny day, I decided it was time for a visit,” he said about his initial drive to visit the region. When he finally made it out to the open, moody, landscape he was entranced by it’s bucolic appeal. He continues, “I came across a large tract of farmland, framed by massive trees with big billowing clouds above, all anchored by a distant barn and tree-lined horizon. This was it!” With these works, Corso invites the viewer to relive those moments he spent out in the fields and on the open roads of the bayou.
Sam Corso has been an Artist Member of Baton Rouge Gallery since 1975. He earned both his Master of Fine Arts and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Jamie Baldridge, & Nonney Oddlokken. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun), through October 31, 2019.