Three artists will talk about their work, now on exhibit at the Baton Rouge Gallery, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
In the gallery’s ARTiculate Artist Talk, artist members Amy James, Linda Jeffers and Brian Kelly will discuss their work, which is being featured through Aug. 27 at the gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Regular gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is free.
In James’ latest show, “Kin,” she documents her family’s life cycle as she watches her father, near the end of his life, lose his faculties to Parkinson. As she puts it, the disease “has robbed him of everything, except family.” James’ collection of black and white photographs spans five generations of her family from great-grandchildren to her oldest family member, a great-great-great aunt who at age 90, James says, “continues to dance, out drink and certainly outshine us all.”
James has been an artist member since 2003. She exhibits in many venues throughout the South with permanent exhibitions in Ruston, Baton Rouge, Birmingham and Dallas.
Jeffers’ latest exhibition, “What Ifs” sees the artist reformulate familiar myths and legends using insightful wordplay and whimsy to turn common conceptions on their head. In the last three years, she has created numerous assemblages constructed from found objects to create alternate versions of familiar stories and art.
Jeffers became an artist member in 1993. She is a full time artist residing in Baton Rouge.
Drawing from travel and personal exploration, Kelly presents “Migrations,” a chaotic and strong collection of prints depicting powerful landscapes of animals in eye-catching environments. While Kelly begins with no specific agenda, an attitude of energy and a pure love of drawing drives the work through its evolution. The result is a puzzling assortment of figures and shapes that move through a structured — albeit irrational — world.
Kelly has been an artist member since 1996. He is the chair of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
For more information, call (225) 383-1470 or visit batonrougegallery.org.