brian kelly, ‘Migrations: Prints Revisited’
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 07/03, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 07/07 AT 4 P.M.
Brian Kelly’s work draws its influence from the relationship and awareness of one’s impact to another’s personal environment. They are personal roadmaps that document personal explorations located outside of his studio in Lafayette, Louisiana, as well as others found in Utah, New Mexico, Montana, and Colorado. These landscapes both, natural and man-made, feed compositional structure and rhythms with in his work.
“In my estimation, image making is a journey into the unseen – never the unknown. When I look down on a sheet of paper, or a freshly ground stone, I know there is a yet-to-be discovered image within the surface. When a work begins, I have no specific agenda, just an attitude of energy, personal memories, and a love for just pure drawing.” says the artist. “The work evolves, beginning with one form leading to the next, and so on. These playing of forms off of each other result in a puzzling assortment of figures and shapes that move through an apparently irrational though structured world.”
The expectation for viewers to be concerned with the specific personal event that inspired an image is not as important to Kelly as his intent to engage the viewer with that event’s peculiar evocative presence.
He has been an Artist Member since 1996. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Northern Illinois University, and his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Louisiana State University.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Mary Ann Caffery, Theresa Herrera, & Linda Jeffers. 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.