BRIAN KELLY : conversations
'FIRST WEDNESDAY' OPENING: 6/6, 6 - 9 P.M.
ARTICULATE ARTIST TALK: SUNDAY, 6/10 AT 4 P.M.
Primarily known as a printmaker, Brian Kelly explores new territoy with his latest exhibition at BRG, "Conversations." The body of
Kelly's work typically draws on influences from environments in Louisiana, Utah, New Mexico, Montana and Colorado, speaking to specific experiences and places that are both social, personal and political in nature.
Following his graduate degree, Kelly studied plate, photoplate, and waterless lithography at Tamarind Institute of Lithography at the University of New Mexico. Kelly also spent one summer in San Paulo, Brazil at the GLATT/MAGOS Atelier.
Professor Kelly is currently Chairman of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he also serves as the Area Head of the printmaking program and Coordinator of Marais Press. Kelly is a full professor, holds the University’s Coca-Cola/BORSF Endowed Professorship in Art, and is a University of Louisiana at Lafayette Distinguished Professor. Kelly’s prints have been included in over 400 exhibitions through out the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Poland, and England and included in museum collections throughout the United States, China, Scotland, Ireland and Australia.
He has been an artist member at BRG since 1996.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Craig McCullen, Steve Schmidt, and Van Wade-Day. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through June 28, 2018.