Baton Rouge Gallery's popular summer film series, Movies & Music on the Lawn, will once again pair up iconic silent films with the best local, contemporary bands in our area. Each band will perform a never-before-heard score, live, while the film is projected on a huge inflatable outdoor screen on the lawn behind the gallery.
The screenings, which will take place towards the end of the month (May - October) begin at 8 p.m. (or sundown – whichever comes last) and the $7 price of admission included free bottomless popcorn.
Learn more about Buster Keaton's The Cameraman here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018742/
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, BRG will host a special night, the Surreal Salon Soiree, to celebrate the exhibition. In years past, the event has included hundreds of wonderfully-costumed guests, channeling their own pop-surrealist visions, live music, interactive experiences and more. After experiencing the Soiree for the first time in 2014, the aforementioned Greg Escalante said, “I thought it was arguably the best party I ever attended.”
For more information on the upcoming Surreal Salon 9, including any questions regarding submitting work for future Surreal Salon exhibitions, contact Baton Rouge Gallery at 225.383.1470.
Baton Rouge Gallery – center for contemporary art (“BRG”) is proud to announce the 58 artists (representing 26 different states) that have been selected for inclusion in Surreal Salon 9. The national juried exhibition highlights the growing quality and popularity of the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement in American contemporary art. This year's exhibition was juried by one of the most respected artists working within that movement, Greg “Craola” Simkins.
The exhibition will be held January 4 - 26, 2017 at BRG (located inside the Recreation and Park Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish’s (“BREC”) historic City Park (1515 Dalrymple Dr.). During the show’s run, it will be open to the public, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.).
SURREAL SALON 9'S JUROR
Over the years, Surreal Salon has enlisted well-known and well-respected jurors for Surreal Salon – including gallerist and co-founder of Juxtapoz Magazine, Greg Escalante and internationally-renowned artists such as Josh “Shag” Agle and Elizabeth McGrath - to assist in making Surreal Salon as artistically engaging as possible. That tradition is once again renewed with one the most respected artists in pop-surrealism today with Greg “Craola” Simkinsserving as Special Guest Juror and personally selecting each work to be included in the exhibition from the submissions received.
Simkins is a Los Angeles based artist who began drawing at the early age of three and was inspired by various cartoons and books. At the age of 18, Simkins started doing graffiti under the name “Craola.” Graffiti art became his impetus for creating and gave him the confidence to paint large works. In addition it taught him perspective, color theory and further developed his artistic skills, which later translated into his work with acrylics. It is his careful weaving of pop culture, the old masters, nature, carnival kitsch, and (most importantly) his warped imagination, that makes Greg "Craola" Simkins a sought-after surrealist painter today. Simkins’ artwork has appeared in museums and galleries throughout the world.
The work selected by the exhibition’s juror as “Best in Show” for Surreal Salon 9 will be prominently featured in an editorial on the exhibition that will be seen by millions the world over in an upcoming 2017 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine. The artist’s work will appear (with title and medium listed) and will be recognized as “Best in Show” for Surreal Salon 9.