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In February, BRG spotlights the latest works of Brian Kelly and Jessica Sharpe

 

Baton Rouge Gallery (“BRG”), a BREC facility, is proud to feature the latest works from two of its artist members – Brian Kelly & Jessica Sharpe – during its current exhibition. The exhibition will be on display at BRG through February 23 with no admission charges during normal gallery hours (12-6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday). 

 

The exhibition was celebrated on Wednesday, February 1 with 2017's first 'First Wednesday' Opening Reception, when more than 200 guests were welcomed to experience the works of both Kelly and Sharpe. 

 

Kelly's "Drain the Swamp - Agitprop"On Sunday, February 12, the gallery’s ARTiculate Artist Talk series will offer an intimate look at the inspirations, techniques and thoughts that led to Kelly's works featured in the gallery. He will be on hand to discuss his work and answer questions from those in attendance. ARTiculate begins at 4 p.m. and is also free and open to the public. 

 

 

Brian Kelly – Recent Prints

Brian Kelly serves as Head of the Printmaking program at the University of Louisiana - Lafayette, where he is also recognized as a Distinguished Professor. His prints have been included in over 300 exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, and China, to name a few.

His latest work continues to take viewers on a journey into the unseen and the unknown. Drawing on influences from environments in Louisiana, Utah, New Mexico, Montana and Colorado, he forms representational narratives that speak to specific experiences and places that are both social, personal and political in nature while personifying animal forms as specific characters within these narrative events to speak metaphorically about personal and social issues.

Kelly has been a BRG artist member since 1996. 

 

 

Sharpe's "The Meeting"Jessica Sharpe – Innumerable Unknowables

Jessica Sharpe, currently maintaining a daily studio practice in Houston, TX, has been an artist member at BRG since 2013. With her latest show, Innumerable Unknowables, she welcomes viewers to "a realm in which the invisible barrier between the conscious and subconscious, the real landscape and dreamscape has been dissolved, and the only anchor is the single certainty that everything known is unknowable. Within this landscape, perception can begin to shift so that what was once familiar becomes unsettling."

The pieces on display includes nearly 50 works of varying sizes featuring elements of both painting and collage as well as an installation in the Paul A. Dufour Gallery. 

 

 

If you would like more information on Fine Lines, other exhibitions, programming or events at Baton Rouge Gallery, please contact us at 225.383.1470.