RANDELL HENRY : SMALL COLLAGES
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, 09/14, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 09/09 AT 4 P.M.
A BRG artist member for more than 35 years, Randell Henry's newest body of work continues his use of improvisational collage-making methods that involve playing with shapes, colors, and patterns. Focusing first and foremost on composition, he allows himself to be surprised by the finished piece and the hidden symbols, figures, faces, and abstract patterns he finds after completion.
"In my new collages, I am exploring dreams through the use of textures and patterns, Henry explains. "I find it to be more creative when I paint areas of color and patterns onto raw fabric that I can incorporate into the works in inventive ways to inspire imagery."
Henry cites influences as varied as abstract expressionism, cubism, as well as African and Asian art as playing a role in his construction of collages.
Henry's paintings have been on view in galleries and museums from New Orleans to Ghana. Henry’s work has been exhibited at Southern University Museum of Art, The West Baton Rouge Museum, Dallas Museum of African American Art, The Museum of Arts and Science in Daytona Beach, Florida and The National Museum of Ghana.
Randell Henry is a Professor of Art at Southern University and presently serves on the Boards of Baton Rouge Gallery as well as the DeBose Foundation.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from David DuBose and Paulo Dufour. All works from these three artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through September 27, 2018.