This is the final week to visit the Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s Capital City Contemporary exhibit, a show that features the talents of local and regional artists.
A part of Baton Rouge Prospect.3’s lineup of exhibits, the show is an extension of the international contemporary art biennial Prospect.3 New Orleans. The exhibit closes on Sunday, Feb. 15.
“These are artists who are contributing to the vitality of the state’s current art scene,” curator Elizabeth Weinstein says. “This first exhibit focuses on recent, two-dimensional abstract work made by 12 Baton Rouge artists.”
Artists whose work is on exhibit are Billie Bourgeois, Susan Bonfils, Van Wade Day, Paul Dean, Rosemary Goodell, Randell Henry, Kathleen Lemoine, George Marks, Jacqueline Dee Parker, Edward Pramuk, Robert Rector and Steve Schmidt.
“Baton Rouge is home to a vibrant and energetic art scene that is expanding in tandem with its growth in population,” the exhibit label states. “Artists are taking the lead to create new opportunities to showcase their work and more businesses than ever before are displaying art, for revenue as well as decor.”
Weinstein says “Capitol City Contemporary” is the first in a series of exhibits of local works.
Showing in conjunction with this exhibit is “The Show Window,” a space where the museum is featuring a schedule of temporary installations by emerging artists. The window can be viewed from the outside of the museum, as well as within and is coordinated in partnership with Elevator Projects.
John Gray’s “Augmented Geometry,” featuring a projector and plywood shapes, currently is on display in “The Show Window.”
“With use of projection mapping and 3D-animation software, the illusion is created by spinning colored lights cast upon an array of geometric shapes,” the exhibit label states. Gray’s installation, “Kinetic Window,” can be viewed inside the museum. The piece uses a webcam and projector.
“Inspired to capture motion through space, Gray placed a webcam in the window,” the exhibit label states. “Activated by the movement of passing cars and people, images from the webcam are transferred into kinetic motion and viewed outside upon the window ‘screen’ as an array of colored light.”