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BRG Showcases the Work of Amy James, Tom Richard, and David Scott Smith in July

 

 

Baton Rouge Gallery (“BRG”) is proud to showcase the latest works from three of its artist members – Amy James, Tom Richard, and David Scott Smith – during its July exhibition. The exhibition will be on display through July 27, 2017 with free admission during normal gallery hours (12-6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday).

A ‘First Wednesday’ Opening Reception will be held at the gallery, located inside BREC’s historic City Park (1515 Dalrymple Drive) to celebrate the start of the exhibition on July 5, 2017 from 7 – 9 p.m. As always, ‘First Wednesday’ Opening Receptions are free and open to the public. 

On Sunday, June 11, the gallery’s ARTiculate Artist Talk series will explore the inspirations, techniques and thoughts behind the works featured in the gallery this month. Both James and Richard will lead an intimate conversation, discussing their work and answering questions from those in attendance. ARTiculate begins at 4 p.m. and is also free and open to the public.

 

Amy James - Heroine

Amy James shoots primarily in the traditional fashion, using silver and film to create transcendent photographs in black and white. She was trained as a painter, but was drawn to the darkroom upon learning it held just as many challenging opportunities as an empty canvas.

James studied at LSU under Michael Crespo and Robert Hausey with Thomas Neff, her photography professor and mentor. James exhibits in many venues throughout the South with permanent exhibits displayed in Ruston, Baton Rouge, Birmingham and Dallas. Amy James currently serves on the Baton Rogue Gallery Board of Directors, where she has been an artist member since 2003. 

Her current exhibition, Heroine, focuses on a vairety of strong female figures from various walks of life and at various stages of life. Whether coping with stresses related to addiction or joys following the birth of a child, the images in this latest collection of her work is both inspiring and thought-provoking. 

 

Tom Richard – Color Danger

Tom Richard’s work addresses issues of history, making history, identity, and making identity through spontaneous and planned acts of painting with specific art historical references. In his most recent works, Richard includes new “dangerous” images of bacteria, viruses, and germs in his repertoire of image choices. His exhibit, Color Danger, is both serious and fun. The methods of painting spaces as well as color choices have “serious” historical references to very specific artists while retaining “fun” through spontaneous marks. 

Tom Richards received a Bachelor of Fine of Art from Louisiana State University and went on to earn his Master of Fine Art from the University at Albany in New York.  Richard has exhibited his paintings in various locations, including solo and group exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago and Little Rock. Richard has been chosen by jurors around the country for special recognition in national and regional exhibitions, and recently had solo exhibitions at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches and at Arkansas State University in Beebe. Richard currently lives in Monticello, Arkansas where he is a Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas. 

 

David Scott Smith - More Demons

David Scott Smith received his B.A. in English from Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA) and his M.F.A in Ceramics from Louisiana State University. He has exhibited nationally and has received many grants for both his work and collaborative interdisciplinary projects. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Sonny Kamm Teapot Foundation and Southeastern Louisiana State University. Smith is currently completing a mold-making book (Voodoo Mold-Making); his work has also been featured in Pottery Making Illustrated and Ceramics Monthly. Smith currently lives in Little Rock Arkansas where he is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

 

If you would like more information on this exhibition or other programming and events at Baton Rouge Gallery, please contact us at 225.383.1470.